Etisalat Digital, the UAE telco's digital transformation business unit, announced its strategic agreement with the UAE's Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) to provide them with machine to machine (M2M) connectivity solutions to empower their smart metering project that will provide advanced services to all FEWA customers.
Etisalat Digital's M2M Control Center solution will be used for FEWA Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project backhauling and communication by incorporating M2M connectivity and enabling the M2M portal for 24,000 smart meters. This is the first phase of FEWA's complete smart metering project. M2M SIMs will be installed by Etisalat Digital in FEWA's smart meters to automate data collection and offer improved services to customers.
"Today's agreement is part of FEWA's strategic objective to upgrade its services enhancing the happiness levels of customers across the Northern Emirates," said Alberto Araque, Vice President/Internet of Things and Digital Payments, Etisalat Digital. "Etisalat Digital's M2M connectivity solutions will bring in automation and efficiency empowering FEWA customers with advanced services. This is in line with Etisalat Digital's strategy of driving the digital future by enabling our government partners with advanced digital solutions and services."