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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...
For some time now we’ve been looking forward to the promise that the Internet of Things (IoT) will revolutionise the way we do business. With connected devices increasingly ubiquitous, that may well be the case. But without maintenance and a real understanding of business needs, that revolution is destined...
"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...
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...
IIoT delivers electrical efficiency Substations get new lease on life Upmarket residential estate goes off grid “The energy supply industry in South Africa is experiencing a new dawn,” says Taru Madangombe, Vice President of Energy in Southern Africa for Schneider Electric. “It offers digitisation, decentralisation, grid maintenance and management, energy efficiency and industrial...
It is safe to say that the industrial sector in Africa is still developing, and an increasing number of countries within the continent are building manufacturing industries that are on their way to superseding the rest globally. Global challenges such as climate change and ever growing populations are adding...
Integrated ICT provider Vox has announced the launch of several fully-managed Internet of Things (IoT) based solutions. When coupled with advanced analytics, big data collection will bring new security options including asset and animal tracking to South African customers. As user requirements expand, tamper and tracking, asset, animal, utility and security...
IoT Forum Africa, scheduled for 26 & 27 March 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg South Africa, will be bigger and better than ever before. Returning for the third year, IOTFA will assemble the finest selection of over 400 leading IoT experts, business leaders and solution providers...
The second edition of IoT Forum Africa 2018 (#IOTFA2018), slated for the 14th and 15th of March 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, will bring together an array of thought leaders, visionaries and experts who will  share their knowledge of real-world IoT trends, challenges and solutions. IoT Forum Africa 2018 will feature industry...
As the Internet of Things (IoT) finally becomes a reality, there’s a danger that the hype is obscuring the value to be gained from this new source of data. The key point is that connecting things and collecting data isn’t the source of value—value is created only when the...
On 08 January 2018, Toshiba Client Solutions announced the release of dynaEdge, a high-performance Windows 10 based mobile edge computing device that is certified for Microsoft Azure IoT services to provide a next-generation Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge platform. According to Toshiba, by using Azure Cognitive Services and Machine Learning,...
The trade association of 5G and LTE for the Americas, 5G Americas, announced on Tuesday, 16 July 2019, the release of 5G: The Future of IoT.  This 5G Americas’ white paper explores the market drivers and technology solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and an overview of developments...
SqwidNET is returning to IoT Forum Africa 2018 as Diamond Sponsor. The long term partnership signifies SqwidNET's dedication to facilitating the growth of IoT in Africa. The theme for next year's conference and exhibition is powering a new era of operational transformation. On the 14th and 15th of March 2018, IoT Forum Africa...
Altair, the innovations intelligence company will be one of the exhibitors at Internet of Things Forum of Africa (#IOTFA), taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg on 29 and 30 March 2017. The conference will host IT executives, developers & makers, OEM’s, policy makers, automotive exec’s, operators, technology providers and...
In a world driven by big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud connectivity, applications have become the system we use to record everything, as well as the platform we use to interact with customers, suppliers, each other and – yes – things. Smart things. Whether businesses use...
As businesses across South Africa start returning to work, the safety of employees and customers is of paramount importance. This means that employers will have to make extra changes to their regular operations in order to open and stay safe. Technology can play a critical role in helping businesses implement...
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