Vodacom’s NarrowBand Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network is now operational in Gauteng.
The company said it is the first South African mobile network provider to launch a commercially-available NB-IoT network.
Vodacom currently averages 55,000 new IoT connections per month, and expects the commercial rollout of the network to increase the adoption of IoT devices.
It has also opened an IoT laboratory to enable the development and deployment of IoT devices and technology.
“We are ready to on-board customers, partners, and developers who are in a position to deploy NB-IoT projects,” said Vodacom.
The rollout is expected to bring new features to customers.