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Netstar adds telematics to vehicle tracking through SqwidNet cooperation

Wednesday 15 August 2018 | 11:08 CET | News
Altron subsidiary Netstar has partnered with Dark Fibre Africa's Internet of things (IoT) business SqwidNet to offer IoT services in South Africa, reports TechCentral. Netstar is moving beyond traditional vehicle tracking by offering new telematics devices using the Sigfox equipment upon which SqwidNet's network is based. Netstar has 600,000 vehicles using its radio frequency-based tracking and recovery systems.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Altron / Dark Fibre Africa / NetStar / Sigfox / SqwidNet
Countries: South Africa
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