Posts tagged as internet of things

Building WiFi networks for the industrial internet of things

  Despite its image as a consumer-level technology, WiFi is actually an ideal basis for an effective, low-cost mobile data network with wide area coverage. When used correctly, WiFi is a perfect fit for many applications that need highly mobile network access, including automated warehousing and public transportation. Compared to competing technologies, such as cellular, […]

Smart cities: Building the connected future

  By 2050 80% of South Africans will be living in cities.  This shift from a rural to an urban population coupled to increased use and prevalence of information and communication technology by governments, commerce and consumers drives social and economic transformation that has profound implications on all aspects of life in South African cities. […]

Conference highlights smart IoT

  The Internet of Things Africa Summit (IOTAS) and Smart Expo took place at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel on 6 and 7 July 2016. The focus was on the socio-economic impact and potential of the internet of things (IoT) in Africa and the opportunities, challenges and solutions within the realm of everything “smart”. Topics […]

Five factors are shaping the future of ICT: ITU

To realise the full potential of the digital economy, policy-makers and regulators have a key role to play in building policy and regulatory environments in which new technologies can flourish. “Information and communication technologies (ICT) are now all-pervasive and will be central to helping the world meet all 17 sustainable development goals. The role of […]