MyWari now available on WhatsApp

MyWari on
Customers now have more widespread access.

Saturday, May 25th

MTN SA, Huawei launch connected animal solution AfricaCom 2018

MTN SA, Huawei launch connected animal solution AfricaCom 2018

MTN South Africa and Huawei Technologies have partnered to launch and an IOT solution for animal tracking at the Huawei IOT Forum during AfricaCom.

The connected animal solution is aimed at solving the problem of livestock loss due to theft and tracking endangered wildlife like Rhino, which is prone to hunting.

According to a statement released by Huawei, the MTN solution allows the livestock farmer improved animal management and health screening through activity and movement monitoring and analysis. Farmers receive actionable insights and early warning information to make decisions that help them manage their livestock, better improving efficiency and reducing costs.

Wanda Matandela, CEO of MTN SA's Enterprise Business Unit, "Using IOT we can help the farmer have near real time visibility of his livestock, this acts as a deterrent to stock theft and helps the famer track straying animals. A similar wildlife tracking solution allows for the monitoring of our precious Rhino populations in our game parks, giving rangers better tools to fight poaching."

Dean Yu, President of Huawei Southern Africa Carrier Business Group said "We are working closely with local partners to help telcos quickly launch successful IOT businesses in China, Asia pacific and Europe, we are ready to utilise our experience and understanding of Africa market to working with telcos in Africa and to bring digital to every person, family and organisation on the continent."

The solution is being trialed by local livestock farmer Ntuthuko Shezi, founder and CEO of Livestock Wealth.

"This will help us build more trust in our business models with existing and prospecting investors. With such solution we can also expand the ecosystem of farmers to more areas and allow small scale and communal farmers to be incorporated into our value chain in an efficient way,'' said Shezi.

AfricaCom 2018 is being in Cape Town from 13 -15 November.


Vietnam, Cameroon seek solution to Nexttel crisis Published on 13 May 2019

High level ministers meet up in attempt to find way to resolve drawn-out managerial dilemma.

Consider the security implications for payroll when adopting cloud solutions Published on 23 May 2019

The recent launch of two multinational data centres in South Africa has placed renewed focus on the benefits that the cloud can provide businesses says Ian McAlister, General Manager of CRS Technologies South Africa.

SA companies 'slowly but surely' on digital transformation journey Published on 07 May 2019

Dell Digital Transformation Index ranks SA in ninth place in terms of local business maturity levels.

Zambia officials, Huawei mum on 5G project plans Published on 14 May 2019

Country's Minister of Communication and Transport says no details are yet available on relevant time frames or related costs.