29th March 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Pacific Controls, a leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT) managed services solutions globally and Middle East’s largest Tier 3 secure data center / cloud services provider, has collaborated with WSO2.Telco, creator of a ground breaking digital enablement platform, to launch Middle East’s first Digital Business Hub. The Digital Business Hub provides “API as a Service” and is designed to enable enterprises and Telecommunications companies (MNOs) to transform the way they engage and partner in the digital ecosystem. The Digital Business Hub will also contribute towards the acceleration of the on-going transformation of Dubai into the world’s most advanced and connected Digital Marketplace.
The launch of the Digital Business Hub follows successful WSO2.Telco hub deployments in Singapore and India which currently serve a combined total of over 1 billion mobile subscribers. The Digital Business Hub in Dubai will be jointly owned by Pacific Controls and WSO2.Telco and will be hosted in Pacific Controls’ state-of-the-art Jebel Ali Data centre. The Digital Business Hub incorporates features similar to the other two Hubs, and further provides the ability to connect with the other hubs, making it part of a global ecosystem. Notable features of the Hub are built–in APIs for Operator network services, monetisation, and a powerful Identity Gateway which is GSMA Mobile Connect Compliant.
The Digital Business Hub will enable MNOs and enterprises in the Middle East to streamline the way they partner and do business by removing many of the barriers that have made provisioning of digital services a slow and expensive process. Powered by WSO2.Telco’s ground breaking technology, the Digital Business Hub gives enterprises and developers a single point of integration, creating a simple, agile, monetisable digital services ecosystem aimed at connecting government services, enterprises and consumers across the Middle East region. The Digital Business Hub will be offered on a subscription basis and will allow enterprises including MNOs to expose, and manage multiple network services via web-centric APIs - all at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems, with minimal upfront investment.
Dilip Rahulan (Executive Chairman & CEO - Pacific Controls) says: We are delighted to partner with WSO2.Telco in this advent to accelerate delivery of digital services in the Middle East region. Offered as a platform across the Middle East, the Digital Business Hub will serve as the gateway for innovation, collaboration, entrepreneurial development. Users can experience access to various digital services in a new transformed engagement format which would enable quicker go-to-market strategy.
Kumi Thiruchelvam (CEO - WSO2.Telco) says: We are proud to have partnered with Pacific Controls to further a Digital Business Hub vision, designed to accelerate national and regional digital strategies for MNOs, enterprises and Digital Marketplace. The Digital Business Hub will facilitate exposing of multiple third party APIs to accelerate digital innovation. While APIs are the life blood of the digital ecosystem, digital identity management, a key component of the solution, is essential to providing more and more services securely across multiple devices. Pacific Controls has gained global recognition as a provider of smart solutions and services and we are looking forward to jointly creating powerful propositions across the Middle East by leveraging the Digital Business Hub, hosted in Pacific Controls Data Center in Dubai.
Key features of the Digital Business Hub include: