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What is ‘The Internet of Things’?

Today there are about 6.3 billion IoT objects.

Vuyani Jarana, Vodacom Business

IoT will be mainstream within the next five years.

Vuyani Jarana, Vodacom Business

The internet of things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity.

These “things” will collect and exchange information.

Experts estimate that the IoT will consist of 50 billion objects by 2020, becoming “the infrastructure of the information society”.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Vuyani Jarana, Chief Officer at Vodacom Business for his weekly “The Science Of” feature.

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Analytics around healthcare is going to be very important, particularly for Africa.

Vuyani Jarana, Vodacom Business

There are fully-fledged smart-homes in South Africa existing today.

Vuyani Jarana, Vodacom Business

The skills issue in South Africa is a challenge.

Vuyani Jarana, Vodacom Business

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