South Africa gets its first industry body for IoT

The IoT Industry Council of South Africa (IOTIC) announced it has been formally constituted as a new industry representative body, holding its first meeting on 15 March.

The council includes South African and international industry experts, and represent companies that provide devices, network connectivity, application software, and systems integration services in the IoT space.

Founding members of IOTIC include MTN, Microsoft, Comsol, SqwidNet, Dimension Data, Vodacom, and Internet Solutions.

“The IoT Industry Council is dedicated to helping business and public sector organisations gain insight into the capabilities that IoT technology brings,” said council chairman Roger Hislop.

“We see ourselves as an organisation serving the public good, promoting exciting new technologies that translate into highly-effective solutions to make South Africa a better place for all.”

Organisations can apply for membership through the council’s official website.

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