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About 2018-06-27T15:25:09+00:00

Driving innovation
through IoT

Our network is based on the Sigfox standard, which enables a multitude of low-cost, low-power devices to monitor or respond to events in the environment and to exchange data with each other and with operators and users – all to make life easier, safer, more convenient and more streamlined.

About SqwidNet

SqwidNet launched in November 2016 as the licensed Sigfox operator in South Africa. The SqwidNet network offers low-cost access to IoT solutions and operators in South Africa, creating opportunities for businesses small and large to create innovative solutions. SqwidNet is a wholly owned subsidiary of DFA, the premier open-access fibre connectivity provider.

The SqwidNet network will give nationwide coverage for the Internet of Things allowing millions of sensors and devices to send small packets of data, for analysis, immediate action, and record keeping. The network will span the entire country by 2018. This, along with our growing partner network, enables us to provide strategic direction and advice on IoT solutions that solve business challenges.

Why SqwidNet

Long range

Sigfox technology enables devices to communicate with the SqwidNet network from tens of kilometres away.

Low cost

It is up to 10 times cheaper to operate Sigfox-enabled devices on the SqwidNet network than to use cellular technology.

Low power

The battery in a Sigfox-enabled device could potentially last for ten years and more – up to 300 times more efficient than a cellular device.

Reliable and secure

Because the SqwidNet network is based on Sigfox, it has built-in reliability and security features.