Vodacom through its Internet of Things (IoT) services is helping to transform African businesses.
For example, the Vodafone-owned company is assisting businesses to access smart systems to manage resources in the right ways and reduce costs inefficiencies.
The company’s IoT division continues to make inroads into the South African market as it signs up more customers.
Vodacom, South Africa’s biggest mobile phone operator, announced on Thursday that its IoT division has more than 4.3 million connections to its IoT platform.
The operator said this reflected a 24% increase in new IoT connections to the quarter to end-December 2018 versus the same period last year.
IoT, previously machine-to-machine, is the remote wireless interchange between two or more predefined devices or a central station without a direct relationship with an end customer, in order to support a specific business process or product.
Last November, Vodacom appointed Peter Malebye as Managing Executive for IoT Africa Vodacom Group Business.
Malebye replaces Deon Liebenberg who left Vodacom a few months ago.