South Africa’s first Internet of Things Starter Pack launched


15 Aug South Africa’s first Internet of Things Starter Pack launched

The Internet of Things (IoT) requires the ability to reliably send and receive data and Flickswitch, a provider of business SIM management solutions in Africa, has launched South Africa’s first Internet of Things (IoT) starter pack.

“We are coming across some amazing innovations by smaller technology companies, specifically around IoT solutions. One of the most important enablers for rolling out these IoT solutions is reliable and cost-effective mobile connectivity”, says Kees Snijders Managing Director at Flickswitch. “The Flickswitch IoT Starter Pack simplifies this to manage connectivity costs, reduce risks and make it easy to manage large numbers of data SIM cards.”

The IoT Connectivity Starter Pack includes:

  • 10 Vodacom SIM cards including RICA registration, SIM activation and provisioning.
  • Three months free use of their SIMcontrol online SIM Management service.
  • Free technical assistance and advice from a team with almost 10 years’ experience in managing machine data SIMs across Africa.
  • Users only pay for data used on a pre-funded basis, with no bill surprises.

“South Africa is really on the leading edge of many IoT applications due to market demand for security, asset monitoring, agriculture and other sectors embracing technology. We are really seeing some world-class stuff emerging,” says Snijders. “Flickswitch identified that companies would benefit from having the communication tools to start building the Internet of Things in a risk-free way.”

Jasdeep Kaur