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Plumbing the depths of IoT

Contrary to popular belief, plumbing is the glamorous new technology frontier South Africa is considered a water-scarce country. This is hardly a surprise for those who live in Cape Town [...]

The sky is blue: 4IR is here

There is a potential hidden within the murky depths of 4IR hype, myth, and conversation. There is thinking and then there is blue-sky thinking. The latter is defined by how [...]

Can IoT solve SA’s electricity woes?

Exciting solutions emerge at SqwidNet’s 2nd IoT SA University Challenge SqwidNet, in partnership with Sigfox, has concluded the second round of its Internet of Things (IoT) SA University Challenge with [...]

Clear visibility into supply chain complexity

The Internet of Things is refining the capabilities of the supply chain to reduce theft, increase visibility and transform legacy complexity In January 2019, the MSC Zoe lost more than [...]

Embedding a culture of design thinking

Intelligent design is more than just an idea, it is a methodology that can change the face of the enterprise There is little doubt that technology has fundamentally shifted enterprise [...]

SqwidNet’s IoT Entrepreneurship Program (IoT)E serves up smart solutions to South African challenges

SqwidNet, the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa, recently hosted its second IoT Entrepreneurship Program (IoT)E pitch day on Friday 19 July 2019. Seven finalist groups, selected from [...]

The future of connections

The rising prices of utilities are making South Africans a lot more conscious of their consumption. Here, the Internet of Things (IoT) can play a key role in enabling consumers [...]

SqwidNet and ChipFox-SA take agricultural IoT to new heights

The value of the Internet of Things (IoT) lies in its inherent ability to connect to physical things to collect data that can be used to inform decision-making. In business, [...]

The hidden claws of Proof of Concept

Proof of Concept is a proven methodology for testing new technologies, but it isn’t perfect, and it can be more of a hindrance than a help A proof of concept [...]

Need future jobs? Start introducing current jobs to IOT

Chetan Goshalia, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, SqwidNet. Let's start with the parade of scary numbers and predictions that seem inescapable. The WEF estimates that by 2022, [...]

Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence: The future

When technology paints the future in the colours of AI and IoT, it is an artwork of elegant sufficiency A simple gesture. A world built from accessible assets that drive [...]

SqwidNet challenges university students to embrace IoT

SqwidNet challenges university students to embrace IoT SqwidNet has launched the second round of its IoT SA University Challenge. The nationwide technology competition is aimed at getting university students to [...]

Building the ecosystem to drive innovation through IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is touted as a driver of digital transformation and innovative disruption, but few organisations have embraced the opportunity it presents. It is seen as a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]