UAE: Etisalat has signed a partnership agreement with GAPCorp FNI to provide mobile telecommunications solutions for GPS services. GAPCorp specialises in providing GPS services for vehicles.
The agreement will allow Etisalat to offer a wide range of positioning services such as hourly vehicle positioning, monitoring, follow up with emergency assistance, a geographical barrier service, automatic warning in case of theft, emergency cases warning facility, low battery warnings and other services.
Abdullah Al Ahmed, Senior Vice-President for Business Solutions, Etisalat said, “Etisalat will continually position its achievements in the Information and Communication Technology sector in a way that serves the business sector of the UAE. Etisalat”s agreement with a leading company like GAPCorp will help the business sector and particularly banks to complete its dealings and provide an easier safer flow of services.”
GAPCorp Chief Executive Officer Nasser Watar said, “We are very pleased with this new partnership with Etisalat, which will utilise its well-developed network for mobile devices alongside our advanced GPS solutions. Through this collaboration we will be able to provide our clients with total peace of mind as we fulfill their demands and needs in line with the present market demand levels.”
Under the agreement, Etisalat will provide special data-supportive GSM cards for positioning mobile devices within the vehicles. The GSM cards are able to send and receive data through the Etisalat leased line connection, which links the GSM cards and the communication centre at the company.
In the first phase of the agreement, GAPCorp will sell around 100,000 GPS units, followed by a further 250,000, to reach a total of 350,000 units by the end of 2016. Moreover, in the project”s second phase, GAPCorp plans to extend the application of the project to other regional and international countries.