Groundhog Continues its Expansion into the Middle East

By January 28, 2013News

Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2013– In addition to Groundhog Technologies’ partnership with ValueTech Enterprise in Saudi Arabia since 2007, today Groundhog Technologies announced its extending partnership agreement with ValueTech International in Dubai. Groundhog Technologies’ continued expansion in the Middle East is let by ValueTech, a reputable telecom veteran in the Middle East which has served the industry for more than 30 years. Through this cooperation, ValueTech will continue to introduce Groundhog’s superior product portfolio to help wireless infrastructure resource engineering in the Middle East. David Chiou, Groundhog Technologies’ CEO, and Abdulrazzaq Abubakr, ValueTech’s CEO, signed the agreement and together will provide world-class telecom solutions to the region. Through the extension of the partnership, Groundhog Technologies and ValueTech continue to work on multiple projects together.

According to The Middle East and North Africa telecoms market: trends and forecasts 2012–2017 by Analysys Mason, telecoms retail revenue in the region will increase from USD 70.3 billion in 2011 to more than USD 96.3 billion by 2017. Mobile network operators worldwide face huge data traffic growth and increasing complexity of a multi-vendor, multi-generation network, but need to handle the growth in a much more efficient manner than previously. They are looking for a way to solve network issues with high geographical resolution and accuracy based on subscribers’ actual user experience. The ability to differentiate indoor issues from outdoors is especially important for network optimization and troubleshooting because the majority of data traffic happens indoor, while conventional approaches such as drive test are more applicable to identify outdoor issues. In many countries, complaints about indoor usage amount to approximately 80% of customers’ complaints about network quality, therefore geolocation with indoor capability is becoming a key element in the overall Customer Experience Management program of mobile network operators.

About ValueTech International

ValueTech International sets the standard for quality telecommunication solutions in the Middle East. The company is founded by Eng.Abdulrazzaq M.Abu-Bakr, a veteran who led the evolution of Saudi Arabia’s telecom industry and former VP of STC. In addition to its invaluable industry experience and deep understanding of business in the region, ValueTech International works with world-leading telecommunication experts to provide the very best services to operators in the Middle East.

About Groundhog Technologies

Groundhog Technologies is the leading provider of Mobility Intelligence. Our solutions can reveal the locations, Quality of Experience (QoE), context, and lifestyles of all mobile users in the operator’s entire network 24×7. This carrier-grade platform continuously transforms billions of daily network events and petabytes of data into ubiquitous intelligence. This invaluable knowledge empowers our partners to improve services and generate new revenue streams by enabling various applications for Geo-CEM, Geo-Analytics, and Geo-Targeting. Since 2001, Groundhog Technologies has been helping the foremost operators in the world to maximize their network and business potential.