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South Africa's Vodacom Implements PTC's ThingWorx to Develop New IoT Applications and Solutions

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South Africa's Vodacom Implements PTC's ThingWorx to Develop New IoT Applications and Solutions Image Credit: PTC

Vodacom South Africa has partered with PTC, a leading provider in Industrial IoT, augmented reality and connected solutions to implement a local version of the ThingWorx IoT platform from PTC in order to develop new IoT applications and solutions. 

ThingWorx contains a comprehensive set of integrated IoT-specific development tools and capabilities, offering some of the industry’s deepest functionality.  

Vodacom has identified the expansion of its IoT propositions as one of the key strategic growth areas of the business and continues to aggressively drive investment in this. The launch of ThingWorx in South Africa will allow Vodacom to service customers across the continent as it creates and develops secure IoT solutions across key verticals, including retail, health, utilities, manufacturing, logistics and for the consumer.

This collaboration with Vodacom is an expansion of the relationship between PTC and Vodafone, Vodacom’s parent company, which is focused on the development of new IoT applications and solutions.

Deon Liebenberg, Managing Executive for Vodacom IoT
The ThingWorx IoT platform allows Vodacom to create a framework for direct market engagement to develop and deliver IoT services to key verticals. A well-established partner model will enable IoT developers across South Africa to have access to ThingWorx to support their development and entrepreneurial ambitions to connect things to the internet and the world.

Catherine Kniker, Chief Revenue Officer, Platform Business, PTC 
Vodacom recognised the value that ThingWorx® could bring to its IoT business as a leading IoT platform with capabilities that enable fast, simple and secure development of IoT applications. We look forward to collaborating with Vodacom as it works to deliver new IoT solutions and services to the South African market.

Ray is The Fast Mode's editor and content director. Ray has covered the wireless industry as a writer for more than 10 years, focusing on technology and business aspects of the telecoms sector. Ray can be reached at ray.sharma(at) Follow Ray at


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