SqwidNet launched in November 2016 as the licensed Sigfox operator in South Africa. The SqwidNet Internet of Things (IoT) network offers low-cost access to IoT solutions and operators in South Africa, creating opportunities for businesses small and large to create innovative solutions that change lives. SqwidNet is a wholly owned subsidiary of DFA, the premier open-access fibre connectivity provider.
The SqwidNet IoT 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 covers over 90 percent of the population or 50.4 million people, and 90 percent of South Africa’s national roads. This, along with our growing partner network, enables us to provide strategic direction and advice on IoT solutions that solve business challenges and change lives.
With its global LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) network, Sigfox has reinvented connectivity for the IoT. It drastically brings down cost and energy consumption required for securely connecting physical devices to the Cloud.