SigFox IoT alternative expands into South Africa


SigFox alternative, Thingstream brings low-power IoT to South Africa offering fixed-cost ubiquitous coverage. Its revolutionary boxed connectivity enables businesses to deploy more IoT devices, faster and more cost-effectively.

IoT provider, Thingstream is accelerating its expansion into South Africa in a bid to compete with rival SigFox, which operates in the country through SqwidNet. It will also compete with Comsol and Vula Telematix.

Its connectivity platform provides out-of-the-box, global IoT connectivity, available in over 190 countries worldwide, providing access to the single largest IoT network of its kind.

Thingstream services are already available in several African countries such as Angola, Botswana, Gambia, Lesotho, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, etc.

Now, the global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provider is expanding into South Africa via a local partner network.

The aim is to deliver a global IoT connectivity platform, which connects via GSM networks using a unique combination of MQTT and USSD messaging protocols.

“The beauty of this new technology extends beyond cost-saving,” says Neil Hamilton, VP for Business Development of international low power IoT specialists Thingstream.

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