Sefalana delivers seamless shopping via satellite

25 May 2023

Sefalana is Botswana’s second-largest food retailer. As a multinational FMCG retailer, it operates over 1,200 stores across the African continent. In towns and villages across Botswana, people rely on the quality of Sefalana’s food products – and on being able to purchase them from the company’s network of stores.

Patchy connectivity that prevents card payments from being authorised and processed is simply not an option, so Sefalana urgently required an always-on internet connectivity solution that would work anywhere.

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Backhauling for last mile solutions in South Africa

09 March 2023

TCS (The Computer Shop) began operations in South Africa more than 20 years ago with a mission to offer the widest range of IT services and support in the country.

TCS Wi-Fi was launched six years ago to meet the needs of those struggling with slow and unreliable internet connectivity and has since then become one of the leading wireless ISPs in South Africa. The unique service offering and attention to customer service has garnered the company a client base of more than 8,000 homes and business links from Caledon to Port Elizabeth, with shops in Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Sedgefield, George, Mossel Bay, St Francis Bay and, most recently, Greyton.

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Connecting the unconnected with cellular backhaul

09 March 2023

Demand for connectivity is booming across the world, and in particular in Africa, where an increasingly youthful population is demanding services equal to those found in Western regions.

According to the GSMA, sub-Saharan Africa has significantly reduced its coverage gap for mobile broadband in recent years. The coverage gap fell from 50% in 2014 to 19% in 2020, but this is still more than three times the global average of 6%.

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Enabling smart farming with IoT

16 December 2022

Twiga Foods is a Kenyan technology enabled B2B food distribution platform which builds fair and reliable markets for agricultural producers, food manufacturers and retailers with a focus on transparency and efficiency.

The company sources produce from more than 17,000 producers and delivers to more than 8,000 retailers around three times a week. Twiga’s digital platform and logistics network links retailers with farmers and food manufacturers, presenting a convenient and reliable alternative to the current inefficient and expensive farm/factory-to-market processes.

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