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South Africa’s first Internet of Things Starter Pack launched

July 11, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories

Flickswitch has launched South Africa's first IOT starter pack.

Flickswitch has launched South Africa’s first IOT starter pack.

The Internet of Things (IoT) requires the ability to reliably send and receive data and Flickswitch, a provider of business SIM management solutions in Africa, has launched South Africa’s first Internet of Things (IoT) starter pack.

“We are coming across some amazing innovations by smaller technology companies, specifically around IoT solutions. One of the most important enablers for rolling out these IoT solutions is reliable and cost-effective mobile connectivity”, says Kees Snijders Managing Director at Flickswitch. “The Flickswitch IoT Starter Pack simplifies this to manage connectivity costs, reduce risks and make it easy to manage large numbers of data SIM cards.”

The IoT Connectivity Starter Pack includes:

  • 10 Vodacom SIM cards including RICA registration, SIM activation and provisioning.
  • Three months free use of their SIMcontrol online SIM Management service.
  • Free technical assistance and advice from a team with almost 10 years’ experience in managing machine data SIMs across Africa.
  • Users only pay for data used on a pre-funded basis, with no bill surprises.

“South Africa is really on the leading edge of many IoT applications due to market demand for security, asset monitoring, agriculture and other sectors embracing technology. We are really seeing some world-class stuff emerging,” says Snijders. “Flickswitch identified that companies would benefit from having the communication tools to start building the Internet of Things in a risk-free way.”

The IoT Starter Packs will be available free of charge. Companies that wish to take advantage of this opportunity can sign up for the IoT Starter Packs on the Flickswitch website.

After the three-month trial period ends, the customer can choose to keep managing their SIMs on SIMcontrol or choose to suspend them until they are ready to kick off their projects. Flickswitch offers all its services on a pay-per-use basis with no long-term contracts.

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