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IoT: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Like any great Western, IoT is the new technology frontier and it brings its own fair share of challenges to the saloon. By: Andrew Heuvel, Chief Technology Officer at SqwidNet [...]

Kickstarting the future: The South African entrepreneur

The success of the South African economy lies in the hands of the entrepreneurs, the small businesses and the enterprises that support them. By: Chetan Goshalia, Chief Sales and Marketing [...]


Did you Know? Connected vehicles have already begun to play a much larger role in IoT, and that trend appears set to continue. By 2020, 75% of new vehicles [...]

IoT is as simple as ABC…D! Part 3 – Choosing Connectivity

There is no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve everyday challenges using technology, and with IDC predicting there being over 20 billion connected devices by 2020, we [...]

The opportunity of IoT

Building solutions that capitalise on the potential of IoT demand insight, investment, and intelligent thinking By: Sean Laval, Executive: Solutions and Innovations at SqwidNet The Internet of Things (IoT) is [...]

Fidelity ADT chooses SqwidNet to offer Sigfox-enabled smart solutions

Fidelity ADT have chosen to partner with SqwidNet, the Sigfox operator in South Africa. The use of Sigfox services allows Fidelity ADT to improve customer experience, efficiencies and explore new [...]

SqwidNet Collaborates with Discovery Insure to Drive Local Innovation

Discovery Insure, a subsidiary of Discovery Limited, has concluded a partnership with SqwidNet, the Sigfox Operator in South Africa. As South Africa sits on the edge of the Fourth Industrial [...]

SqwidNet and Altron’s Netstar sign partnership agreement

Augmenting traditional tracking with IoT Netstar, a subsidiary of JSE-listed Altron, has concluded a partnership with SqwidNet, the Sigfox Operator in South Africa. The agreement will see Netstar, the pioneer [...]

SqwidNet to drive IoT entrepreneurship

Bringing small businesses’ and entrepreneurs’ ideas to life There is no doubt that entrepreneurial activity in South Africa is growing. According to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s (GEM) report, total [...]

SqwidNet IoT University Challenge winners announced

Winners to present their prototype at Sigfox Connect in Berlin SqwidNet has announced the winners of its first IoT SA University Challenge. The challenge was designed to challenge students to [...]

We need a different perspective to solve real-world problems, says SqwidNet

Engaging young minds to drive innovation through IoT SqwidNet, the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa, has launched the second phase of the SA IoT University Challenge with [...]

Spearheading local IoT innovation

SqwidNet empowers local entrepreneurs to develop IoT solutions SqwidNet, the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa, recently hosted the finale of its first entrepreneurship programme called (IoT)E– IoT [...]

Inking the new SqwidNet brand

Organisations across the African continent are increasingly looking at adopting Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to enable their digital transformation. Markets are rapidly evolving because of emerging technologies and so [...]

DFA confirms that Reshaad Sha resigns from DFA / SqwidNet

DFA regrets to inform that their Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer on SqwidNet, Reshaad Sha has officially resigned from his position, he joined DFA in 2013 and has an [...]

Activate Group and SqwidNet sign IoT partnership agreement

Activate Group, an end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT), mobile solutions and IoT-as-a-service provider, has signed a partnership with SqwidNet, the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa. Sigfox, [...]

SqwidNet – the fastest growing IoT network in South Africa

SqwidNet, the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa, today announced that it now covers 83% of the South African population with its network. With over 90% and 75% [...]

SMME IoT and SqwidNet sign partnership to connected 1 million devices

Leading ecosystem management solutions and IoT strategy provider, SMME IoT has signed a channel partnership agreement with SqwidNet to connect 1 million devices within the next 3 to 5 years [...]

MyBroadband Mobile Technology Conference

MyBroadband’s Mobile Networks and Technology Conference took place at The Venue in Melrose Arch on 21 February 2018. This exclusive technical conference focused on mobile networks and mobile technologies, including [...]

SqwidNet concludes the first three-day workshop for the IoT Entrepreneurship Programme – (IoT)E

SqwidNet, the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa, recently concluded their inaugural three-day face-to-face workshop with the first batch of entrepreneurs.  This programme was designed to empower entrepreneurs [...]

Getting smart about agriculture

The Internet of things offers enormous potential to farmers seeking to increase yields, reduce resource wastage and improve efficiencies, says Reshaad Sha, CEO at SqwidNet and chief strategy officer at [...]

Leadership is a response to a need for someone to step up – Phathizwe Malinga!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho SQWIDNET is the premier network provider for the Internet of Things in South Africa. It is based on the SIGFOX standard, which enables a multitude of low-cost, low-power devices to [...]

SqwidNet wins the IoT Product/Service of the Year Award at the 10th AfricaCom Awards

At the 10th AfricaCom Awards this week, SqwidNet won the award for IoT Product/Service of the Year. SqwidNet, the licensed SIGFOX IoT network operator in South Africa, received this award [...]

Adroit and SqwidNet sign IIoT partnership agreement

Leading SCADA and industrial automation supplier Adroit Technologies has signed a partnership agreement with SqwidNet, the licensed SIGFOX IoT network operator in South Africa. SIGFOX is the leading provider of [...]

SqwidNet brings low-cost IoT service for disposable devices to South Africa

PRAGUE. 27 September 2017. SIGFOX during its Prague conference unveiled a simplified connectivity service which now makes it possible to transform any short-range wireless device into a long-range IoT device, [...]

The robot revolution!

By Reshaad Sha, Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Director at DFA  Machine learning is going to fundamentally alter our world for the better, improving healthcare, the manufacturing industry and assisting [...]