Irish tech company Xunison signs agreement with stc, Saudi Arabia's leading telecom service provider

It will upport KSA's leading telecom service provider with the latest in smart home and consumer communications technology

  
From L-R - Fahad AlShabib, GMndash; Regional Portfolio, STC,nbsp;Tariq Huzimi, VP Technology Operations, STC,nbsp;Liam McElwee, VP Client Delivery,nbsp;Waleed Al Kanhal, VP of Portfolio Development, STC,nbsp;Ryan Orsquo;Donovan, CEO, Xunison,nbsp;Keith Plunkett, VP Operations, Xunison,nbsp;Shariff Khalid, Account Director, Aessco

From L-R - Fahad AlShabib, GM– Regional Portfolio, STC, Tariq Huzimi, VP Technology & Operations, STC, Liam McElwee, VP Client Delivery, Waleed Al Kanhal, VP of Portfolio Development, STC, Ryan O’Donovan, CEO, Xunison, Keith Plunkett, VP Operations, Xunison, Shariff Khalid, Account Director, Aessco

Dubai, UAE – Xunison, a tech company supported by Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government’s trade and innovation agency, have signed an agreement to exclusively develop and supply the latest software for advanced smart home and consumer communications technology to STC (Saudi Telecom Company), the leading telecom service provider, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Headquartered in Dublin, Xunison combines innovative design with proven development and production methods to build customisable, convenient solutions without compromises. They offer unique, all-in-one devices, a SaaS management platform, and mobile applications that simplify and enhance smart homes, mobile entertainment, and other consumer and commercial connected services.

Speaking about the deal at GITEX Technology Week, Ryan O'Donovan, CEO at Xunison, said: “We are delighted to partner with STC as they expand and evolve their consumer proposition. Saudi Arabia and the wider MENA region is a key focus for Xunison as we grow our customer-base.”

Through this strategic partnership, Xunison will being the latest qualcomm chipsets, state-of-the-art Wi-Fi mesh, and Z-Wave & Zigbee smart home capability to the region. This unique home gateway and service solution, features an operator-tier Android OS along with custom cyber security and parental controls products, that will provide a significant differentiator and enhanced experience for STC consumers.

Fahad AlShabib, General Manager – Regional Portfolio at STC, said: “The Xunison solution will enable STC to deliver a significant increase in not just customer acquisition but customer retention. Their XCPEM platform will allow STC to create a beachhead from which we can grow our services.”

Xunison’s commitment to quality and security helps users enjoy a great wireless experience. Connections can now be prioritised by device or application, so everyone gets the performance they need for work, video streaming and gaming. Pre-set scenes can be created to automatically dim lights, turn down the AC, and other energy-saving actions.

The full home security system includes automated locks, motion sensors, and security cameras that stream live video feeds to a mobile phone or laptop, giving subscribers visibility and assurance 24 hours a day. A specially designed remote control even lets subscribers switch between entertainment, home controls, and security video with the push of a button.

Mohamed Shahin, Senior Market Advisor for Enterprise Ireland MENA said: “Irish company, Xunison is leading the way in the smart home market, and it is great to see their products in the Saudi market thanks to this partnership with stc. Using its end-to-end suite of services, stc can deliver the simplicity of an integrated, all-in-one solution to their customers. We are delighted to support Xunison as they continue to tap into new markets.”

“There’s incredible energy and depth in the Irish tech space. Xunison, like many of the tech companies in Ireland are proven world leaders in their industries, delivering smart, effective products to global household name businesses, across a diverse range of industries,” Mohamed added. 

Enterprise Ireland MENA works with the best companies in Ireland to bring their most competitive products and services that meet the needs and requirements of international buyers in the Middle East. With 40 international offices worldwide, Enterprise Ireland has four offices in the GCC, across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Doha.

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About Enterprise Ireland

  • Enterprise Ireland is the Irish Government's trade and innovation agency. We invest in the most innovative Irish companies through all stages of their growth and connect them to international customers across multiple industries. Our goal is to build successful, long-term business relationships between international companies and Irish partners. With 40 offices worldwide (including in the UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), and Saudi Arabia (Riyadh), Enterprise Ireland's teams of industry experts consult with international businesses to understand and solve their business needs.

About Xunison

  • Headquartered in Dublin, Xunison combines innovative design with proven development and production methods to build customisable, convenient solutions without compromises. The offer unique, all-in-one devices, a SaaS management platform, and mobile applications that simplify and enhance smart homes, mobile entertainment, and other consumer and commercial connected services.
  • Xunison is taking part in Gitex Technology Week in Dubai and can be found at Stand: Z2-D6.

About stc

  • stc is a pioneering digital champion that offers variety of ICT solutions and digital services in several categories including telecommunication, IT, financial technology, digital media, cybersecurity, and other advanced digital solutions, leading the digital transformation nationally and regionally.

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