Vodafone launches fleet management services in Qatar
The fleet management service is offered through Vodafone’s global internet of things platform.
Vodafone Qatar, a subsidiary of U.K.-based Vodafone Group, launched fleet management services in partnership with Qatar Mobility Innovations Center. The service is designed to track and perform logistics management for companies looking to bolster productivity and tackle road safety issues.
The service is offered through Vodafone’s Global Internet of Things Platform that was launched in Qatar earlier this year. The telco said the main components of the Vodafone fleet management service are a QMIC Masarak Telematics tracking device coupled with a Vodafone Global SIM, which is installed in the vehicle. The Masarak system provides a tracking portal on a computer, which is accessed by the customer through the internet or via a mobile device.
“We are confident that our global expertise in IoT solutions and in delivering fleet management services coupled with QMIC’s locally engineered innovations and knowledge will eliminate challenges companies in Qatar face in managing their fleet of vehicles,” said Vodafone Qatar CEO Ian Gray in a statement. “Ultimately this service will improve productivity, improve safety and significantly reduce costs.”
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