ZTE Corporation, a major provider of telecoms technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has jointly launched an Internet of Things (IoT) platform in Africa with MTN Group, the South African mobile telephony giant.
The two technology companies announced that the innovative platform adopts cutting-edge technologies suited to developing markets, bringing flexible connectivity for devices in the region.
ZTE and MTN have also launched a global machine to machine (M2M) SIM card, providing customers with a blanket rate for M2M activity across MTN’s African network.
[blockquote right=”pull-right”]“It has been predicted that by 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices around the world, facilitated by the growing use of IoT devices and M2M communication. In the Middle East and Africa (MEA), IoT and M2M technology will drive business growth in sectors such as banking, transportation, energy, and public services through smart cities.” [/blockquote]