SqwidNet has extended their partnership with IT News Africa by returning as a Diamond Sponsor for the 3rd straight year at the annual IoT Forum Africa 2019, which is set to take place between 26-27 March 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand Johannesburg.
The highly anticipated conference is targeted at thought leaders, IoT ecosystem participants and experts in Africa, and will create a platform for all players to share their knowledge of real-world IoT trends, challenges and solutions.
IoT Forum Africa 2019 will gather thought-leaders, solution providers and decision-makers from diverse industries.
SqwidNet will be led from the front by CEO, Phatizwe Malinga who will deliver a keynote on the opening day. Malinga was previously Chief Solutions Officer at SqwidNet, before being appointed as Chief Executive Officer in April of 2018.
Having been involved in the information technology and telecommunication industry for over two decades and being in senior management level positions, Malinga is set to unpack and give insights on the Internet of Things.
SqwidNet was launched in November 2016 as a licensed SIGFOX operator in South Africa. The SqwidNet network offers low-cost access to IoT solutions and operators in South Africa, creating opportunities for businesses, both small and large, to create innovative solutions.
The company began through a partnership between Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) and global IoT operator Sigfox. Today, Sigfox has a presence in over 50 countries and covers 1 billion people with its global network, allowing Sigfox Ready™ devices to roam at no extra cost.
The SqwidNet network currently covers over 85% of the South African population, enabling millions of physical devices to be connected to the digital world.