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.
Sigfox technology enables devices to communicate with the SqwidNet network from tens of kilometres away.
It is up to 10 times cheaper to operate Sigfox-enabled devices on the SqwidNet network than to use cellular technology.
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.