Who we are
We understand the challenges faced by the African continent, and through our network, we want to connect the unconnected.
SqwidNet has been in operation as the licensed Sigfox operator in South Africa since 2016. Our Internet of Things (IoT) network offers low-cost access to IoT solutions and operators in South Africa, creating opportunities for businesses small and large to create innovative solutions. Working closely with our ecosystem of channel partners, we drive innovation through IoT, empoweringour partners to change lives using technology. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of DFA, the premier open-access fibre connectivity provider.
Our IoT network covers 90 percent of the population or 50.4 million people, and 90 percent of South Africa’s national roads, providing nationwide coverage for IoT allowing millions of sensors and devices to be connected. This, along with our growing partner network, enables us to provide strategic direction and advice on IoT solutions that solve business challenges and change lives.
As a responsible corporate citizen, we seek to redress the historical inequalities of our society. We do this through our Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment policies, employment equity, skills and enterprise development, and preferential procurement. This means regularly evaluating the representation in our workforce to ensure that it aligns with the demographics of South Africa. We also seek to constantly and consistently address inequalities among our workforce in terms of race, gender and disabilities.
We continuously strive to increase diversity across all aspects of our business. We pride ourselves on being a Level-2 B-BBEE Generic contributor. Our ownership structure consists of 45,69 % Black Ownership and 24,90 % Black-Woman Ownership, and, as a value-adding enterprise, we provide 156% procurement value to our clients. We seek to ensure that black people participate in positions of authority within our structure, and contribute to the management, policy and business operations of SqwidNet.
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Meet our team
At SqwidNet, the Internet of Things (IoT) is part of our DNA. Our team consists of highly creative individuals each with their own unique ideas and abilities, who work together towards a common goal – changing lives using technology.