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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...
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 living patterns and uses that data to optimize our...
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 predictive maintenance to consumer behaviour analytics,...
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 directed through this point. With the consumerisation of IT, this design has...
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 parties can quickly act on information that will improve the quality,...
"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 accommodate innovations," says Godfrey Motsa, CEO of MTN South Africa. IT News Africa's Jenna Cook...
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 this, IT News Africa's Jenna Cook chatted to Quentin...
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 coverage footprint. Marcus Weldon, President of Nokia Bell Labs, says, “The past 12 months...
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 and innovations - giving them the chance to experience the...
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 and Nokia...
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 oneM2M’s global IoT specifications, including its upcoming Release 4. The specifications provide a framework...
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 industrial revolution. According to the ECDoE, ICT devices have already been...
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. Building automation, driven...
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 technology (OT) and the internet of things (IoT). Hitachi Vantara is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi. Marcel Fouché,...
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, Toyota Connect will be housed within the MyToyota App which was...
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). Giovanni Chiarelli, Chief Technology and Information Officer at MTN, says, “cutting-edge solutions like...
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