Putting Thingstream data and power efficiency to the test
LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) networks, such as Thingstream, allow IoT devices to connect and communicate efficiently and effectively over large distances with minimal cost…
In this episode of the Tech Central podcast, Duncan McLeod interviews Neil Hamilton, vice president of a new Internet of things (IoT) provider in South Africa called Thingstream.
Thingstream, which is part of a Swiss group, is leveraging the GSM networks of Vodacom, MTN and Cell C to provide IoT products and services that leverage the operators’ USSD, or unstructured supplementary service data, protocol to communicate with low-powered IoT devices.
Thingstream, which is expanding into South Africa via a local partner network, delivers a global IoT connectivity platform that connects via GSM networks using a combination of the MQTT and USSD messaging protocols.
Sectors showing particular interest include vehicle tracking firms looking to update and reduce the cost of their existing systems; the manufacturing sector; and supply chain and logistics firms seeking enhanced security and more efficient supply chain and asset management.
It’s a new entry into what is quickly becoming a highly competitive IoT market in South Africa.
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