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Ericsson and Microsoft team up for the next generation of connected cars

January 14, 2020 • Company News, Features, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ericsson and Microsoft announced on Tuesday, 14 January 2020, that they are bringing their connected vehicle expertise together. Ericsson is building its Connected Vehicle Cloud on top of the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP). The integrated solution aims to allow automakers to deploy and scale global vehicle services such as fleet management,...

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4 exciting ways IoT impacts automobiles

December 4, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on 4 exciting ways IoT impacts automobiles

The technological wave of the Internet of Things (IoT) is sweeping across all industries. This technology is enabling tech devices to collect, interpret, and share data with one another without the help or interference of humans. It independently studies our...

Streaming analytics is key to leveraging value from M2M and IoT data

November 8, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Streaming analytics is key to leveraging value from M2M and IoT data

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) communications are by no means new concepts, having existed for many years already. What is new and revolutionary is what we are now able to do with the data these technologies generate. From...

Not all SD WANs are created equal

November 6, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Not all SD WANs are created equal

The traditional hub and spoke network design offers centralised orchestration but also requires that all traffic be directed back to the central point. Business applications are all traditionally housed within the central datacentre and all connectivity is...

Smart, centralised insights shape a modern global supply chain

November 3, 2019 • Internet of Things, PeopleComments Off on Smart, centralised insights shape a modern global supply chain

The modern global supply chain can be the source of endless insight into the production, sourcing, procurement, purchasing, inventory and delivery of goods and services. But data must flow smoothly between B2B networks in a supply chain so that invested...

INTERVIEW: The days of one-dimensional service providers are over, says MTN CEO

October 21, 2019 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: The days of one-dimensional service providers are over, says MTN CEO

“With the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), mobile technology innovation and quality network infrastructure become crucial to reshaping and improving living standards for more people. Mobile network operators need to be agile to...

INTERVIEW: The great race to 5G

October 10, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Internet of Things, PeopleComments Off on INTERVIEW: The great race to 5G

2019 has quickly become the year of 5G. As service providers race to build the next generation of 5G networks, they’ll need to build entire cloud-native, fully virtualised networks capable of dynamic application and device support as well. To further unpack...

Nokia reveals 6 ‘firsts’ made possible with 5G

October 2, 2019 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia reveals 6 ‘firsts’ made possible with 5G

Over the last twelve-months, Nokia has been relentless in furthering its 5G capabilities – from successfully establishing the first over-the-air, end-to-end data transmission on a commercial 5G New Radio network to securing the largest 5G population...

Nokia opens 5G Future X Lab

Nokia opens 5G Future X Lab

September 26, 2019 • Internet of Things, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nokia opens 5G Future X Lab

On Wednesday, 25 September 2019, Nokia announced that its global headquarters in Espoo, Finland, has opened a 5G Future X Lab. The lab has been designed to include an ‘Experience Zone’ where customers will see demonstrations of Nokia technologies...

3 exciting things made possible by 5G

3 exciting things made possible by 5G

September 8, 2019 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 3 exciting things made possible by 5G

The race to 5G is on – according to T-Mobile CEO, John Legere, who believes that his company “win the race”. Legere is not the only one, Huawei is in the process of introducing a 5G chipsets, Apple is potentially looking to unveil 5G iPhones by 2020...

oneM2M recognises contributions to IoT standards

oneM2M recognises contributions to IoT standards

September 4, 2019 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on oneM2M recognises contributions to IoT standards

At the Technical Plenary meeting recently held in Shanghai, China, oneM2M as announced that it has awarded three of its members with Technical Excellence Awards. The Technical Excellence Awards acknowledge the outstanding contributions of individuals to...

South African classrooms are getting a 4IR upgrade

South African classrooms are getting a 4IR upgrade

September 3, 2019 • Education, Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African classrooms are getting a 4IR upgrade

The Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE) has announced that it’s set on introducing information and communication technology (ICT) to the classroom. This is part of the departments plan to ensure that its classrooms are prepared for the fourth...

5.8 Billion enterprise and automotive IoT endpoints will be in use in 2020-Gartner

5.8 billion enterprise and automotive IoT endpoints will be in use in 2020-Gartner

September 2, 2019 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on 5.8 billion enterprise and automotive IoT endpoints will be in use in 2020-Gartner

Gartner has revealed that by the end of 2019, 4.8 billion endpoints are expected to be in use, up 21.5 per cent from 2018. Enterprise and automotive Internet of Things (IoT) market will grow to 5.8 billion endpoints in 2020, a 21 per cent increase from 2019....

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Networks Unlimited Africa partners Hitachi Vantara for IT, OT and IoT data storage solutions

September 2, 2019 • Internet of Things, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Networks Unlimited Africa partners Hitachi Vantara for IT, OT and IoT data storage solutions

African value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited Africa, has announced a partnership agreement with Hitachi Vantara, a global data storage systems, software and services provider, that focuses its efforts on information technology (IT), operational...

Wifi will be a standard for all Toyota vehicles from September

August 30, 2019 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Wifi will be a standard for all Toyota vehicles from September

Automotive manufacturer, Toyota has partnered with Altron Netstar and Vodacom to roll-out connectivity features and in-car Wi-Fi on all new Toyota and Lexus models the company announced at a press briefing on Thursday, 29 August. The new connectivity hub,...

MTN plans to continue investing in network infrastructure in South Africa

MTN to continue investing in network infrastructure in South Africa

July 23, 2019 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN to continue investing in network infrastructure in South Africa

Network and telecoms provider, MTN, announced on Tuesday, 23 July 2019, that it plans on developing a software-defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN) and is re-purposing thousands of sites across the country to harness NarrowBand Internet of Things (NB-IoT)....