With Internet of Things (IOT) making such huge strides worldwide, it’s not shocking to see Safaricom joining in on the fun. They are integrating some amazing pieces of tech in Kenya and here’s what they have do so far.
Safaricom and the Future of IOT in Kenya
KBL Connected Cooler
Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) linked up with Safaricom to keep track of the location of the fridges. After a series of meetings and tests, they launched Connected Coolers. This is a service which uses sensors to monitor the fridges, and the internet to relay that information in real-time to KBL.
Safaricom is also slowly taking over smart electricity meter installation for Kenya Power. The project looks to be huge as the telco will be installing this new generation of meters to Kenya Power’s large consumers. This is a deal that aims to curb power theft and leakages and fixing weaknesses on the utility firm’s transmission network.
Smart Water Meters
Similarly, there is a water meters pilot project by Safaricom PLC and Upepo Technology. The aim is to provide real-time Internet of Things (IoT) monitoring of water consumption in EWASCO.
By utilizing IoT devices, the consortia of Safaricom, Upepo and ESRI can provide real-time information on water consumption to a water company. We can’t forget the implementation of 5G in Kenya and that opens up the country to a world of possibilities. Hopefully, there is still more to come, so watch this space.