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Demonstration of a live feed from a car on a skid pan at the Gerotek testing facility in Pretoria.

MTN South Africa and Ericsson fuel the 5G racing line

June 22, 2018 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telecommunications companies, MTN South Africa and Ericsson, have validated the technological prowess of fifth generation (5G) wireless technology in the first demonstration of its kind in Africa. This demonstration displayed a live feed from a car on a skid pan at the Gerotek testing facility in Pretoria, mounting terminals in a vehicle on a live [&hellip...

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Smart transportation—an African game changer

Smart transportation—an African game changer

June 21, 2018 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Smart cities may seem like a futuristic concept, but their benefits are rapidly becoming evident around the world. Africa is no exception, with many of the approaches and technologies which combine to form a smart city being applied from Cape Town through to...

IoT: Driving innovation in supply chain and logistics

IoT: Driving innovation in supply chain and logistics

June 18, 2018 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

It has become widely respected that when technology is used to aid innovation, it can deliver significant value to the business bottom line. Not only do the latest disruptive technologies often aid in reducing operational costs to businesses, but they can...

IoT platforms provide middleware to connect and manage devices and integrate collected data into various applications and services.T device shipments will reach 613.2 million units in 2023Things is an important puzzle to solve and an exciting growth opportunity for the household insurance industry to harness

The IoT platform market has entered a consolidation phase

June 16, 2018 • Internet of ThingsComments (0)

According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the global market for IoT device management and application enablement platforms reached US$ 1.1 billion in 2017. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 36.2 percent, the...

Helping lower the barrier to entry for network connectivity in support of Google’s Next Billion Users initiative

Ruckus Technology to Power Google Station Wi-Fi Hotspots in Three Emerging Countries

June 7, 2018 • General, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Ruckus Technology to Power Google Station Wi-Fi Hotspots in Three Emerging Countries

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, has announced that Ruckus technology will be used in Google Station Wi-Fi hotspots in India, Indonesia and Mexico. Under the terms of the deal, Ruckus will provide devices and technologies enabling carrier-grade networks at...

BBD executive Muzuvukile Matlala

Has a connected government moved from being a convenience to a necessity?

June 6, 2018 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Has a connected government moved from being a convenience to a necessity?

As governments are working towards delivering quality services in increasingly complex environments, so Internet of Things (IoT) technology could provide new value for South African citizens, enhance capabilities, streamline processes and better engage...

Cybercriminals homing in on the IoT

Cybercriminals homing in on the IoT

May 28, 2018 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Cybercriminals homing in on the IoT

Criminals look to attack businesses embracing the Internet of Things (IoT), targeting small to mid-sized enterprises (SME) providing services to global organisations. One of the predictions made in the 2018 Cybersecurity Predictions released by Stroz...

South Africa: MTN and Cisco Launch IoT Services

South Africa: MTN and Cisco Launch IoT Services

May 25, 2018 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: MTN and Cisco Launch IoT Services

MTN and Cisco has on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 announced the availability of the Cisco Jasper Control Center automated IoT connectivity platform for companies looking to provide IoT services to their customers on MTN’s mobile network throughout South Africa....

Blockchain to unlock real value for South African sport

Blockchain to unlock real value for South African sport

May 25, 2018 • Big Data, Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on Blockchain to unlock real value for South African sport

Distributed, transparent and open source – Blockchain technology is changing the way we look at, and use data. Already revolutionising the financial sector with its potential to bring real change, Blockchain is starting to shake up a number of other...

Africa Accelerated: How Digital transformation is accelerating growth on the continent

Africa Accelerated: How Digital transformation is accelerating growth on the continent

May 21, 2018 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Africa Accelerated: How Digital transformation is accelerating growth on the continent

If there was ever a time to watch progress in Africa, it would be now. As we have seen so many times before, the continent has the ability to leapfrog technological trends and with the rapid scaling of digital technologies we believe there are huge...

Blue Label Ventures has committed to assisting security start-up iCrypto to drive its disruptive authentication and identity solution into the local and global markets.

Investing in the game-changing technologies of tomorrow

May 20, 2018 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on Investing in the game-changing technologies of tomorrow

Blue Label Ventures has committed to assisting security start-up iCrypto to drive its disruptive authentication and identity solution into the local and global markets. Security and identity management are one of the critical issues in today’s business...

MTN and  Huawei demonstrate the first NB- IoT in Africa at AfricaCom in Cape Town.

MTN and Huawei Launch the First NB-IoT Spectrum Sharing Solution

May 18, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN and Huawei Launch the First NB-IoT Spectrum Sharing Solution

In a global first, MTN SA have successfully commercially deployed Huawei’s CloudAIR 2.0 solution to share spectrum between 2G, 3G, 4G and NB-IoT radio technologies in the 900MHz band. Following the launch of the first 5G trial in Africa, MTN SA and Huawei...

IoT platforms provide middleware to connect and manage devices and integrate collected data into various applications and services.T device shipments will reach 613.2 million units in 2023Things is an important puzzle to solve and an exciting growth opportunity for the household insurance industry to harness

NB-IoT device shipments will reach 613.2 million units in 2023 – Berg Insight

May 17, 2018 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on NB-IoT device shipments will reach 613.2 million units in 2023 – Berg Insight

According to a new research report from IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, global shipments of NB-IoT devices will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41.8 percent from 106.9 million units in 2018 to reach 613.2 million units in 2023. Strong growth is...

Internet Exchange point

Somalia to establish first Internet Exchange Point

May 17, 2018 • East Africa, Internet of Things, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Somalia to establish first Internet Exchange Point

Ministry of Post, Telecom and Technology is facilitating the establishment of Somalia’s first Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Mogadishu (MogIX). The IXP will allow local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to connect their networks and exchange Internet...

Warren Green, a GRC Expert at CURA Software Solutions

Reducing Risk Through the Internet of Things

May 17, 2018 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Reducing Risk Through the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is a digital revolution that not only has the potential to impact how we live but also how we work. By 2020, it has been predicted that there will be anywhere from 25 to 50 billion things connected to the Internet of Things – that’s...

Siemon’s Digital Lighting Partner programme brings low-voltage business opportunities to contractors and installers

Siemon develops Digital Lighting Partner programme

May 16, 2018 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on Siemon develops Digital Lighting Partner programme

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, continues its commitment to adding value to its global network of installers and contractors by developing and enhancing the Digital Lighting Partner (DLP) programme. Siemon’s Digital Lighting...