Internet of Things
Transforming lives and businesses in Africa
What is the Internet of Things?
Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of connections (things), enabled through the Internet, triggering a multitude of interactions and activities, allowing for symphony and harmonisation.
At Vodacom Business, our goal is to push the boundaries of what is possible as well as bring IoT services to the market that will genuinely transform lives and businesses in South Africa for the better. Vodacom delivers a world class managed connectivity platform.
Narrow Band IoT
NB-IoT is a low power wide area network technology that allows devices to communicate where radio penetration has previously not been feasible. We’ve started enabling NB-IoT on our network, which we plan to commercially launch in major metropolitan areas across South Africa in 2017. New services enabled by NB-IoT will include the next wave of connected things – from water meters and environmental monitoring devices to smoke detectors.
The industries we specialise in
Our IoT solutions have already been deployed across a broad range of industries. Together with our partners, we offer proven industry-specific solutions that improve decision-making capacity through augmented intelligence, providing companies with enhanced process optimisation and efficiency by gathering and analysing data collected from your business.
IoT is becoming an integral part of patient care, helping to cut costs as well as save lives. Remote monitoring devices can be used to allow physicians to remotely monitor information about patients with chronic illness. Therefore, we've developed a range of healthcare solutions that are enabled through Vodacom Business fixed and mobile infrastructure.
Transport and Logistics
IoT is becoming the mainstay of transport operations where freight needs to be delivered rapidly across continents. Suitably qualified drivers and vehicle monitoring is essential to maintain a competitive advantage and safety.
IoT solutions enable cost-effective and automated information gathering. This drives significant operational efficiencies through simplification and automation of utilities’ core business processes. Our solution will help you deliver a better customer experience.
IoT Managed Connectivity
The Global Data Service Platform service lets you manage your connected M2M deployments through our centrally hosted, secure self-service platform. Our GDSP service also enables you to simplify your business processes with multiple SIMs which can be easily integrated with your applications, enabling you to reduce costs & simplify logistics as well as automate business processes.
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