Mobile phone operator Vodacom announced on Monday that its Internet of Things (IoT) division has more than 3.6 million connections to its IoT platform, reflecting a massive 21.8% increase in the year to end-March 2018 versus the same period in the previous year.
The Vodafone-owned company said on Monday that its IoT division added 649 000 new connections in 2018 financial year.
Historical Growth of Vodacom’s IoT Connections
|31 March 2018||31 Dec|
|Internet of Things connections3 (thousand)||3 628||3 495||3 271||3 100||2 979||2 810||2 626|
Vodacom, one of the continent’s largest telecommunications providers, is deploying its narrow-band IoT (NB-IoT) technology across its operations in Africa.
Vodacom deployed NB-IoT technology to support more IoT use cases where devices will consume less power, operate at a lower cost per unit, allowing a large number of devices and services to connect simultaneously.
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IoT is one of the most exciting technologies of our time.
With the idea that all our items can merge into a single cohesive unit that works for us, the possibilities are endless. Today, many companies are utilizing the interconnectedness of our devices to increase convenience and automation in order to drive revenue and our dependence on those items.