SIMcontrol Blog

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    13 February, 2024

    2G and 3G Network Sunset in South Africa: Navigating the Uncertainties

    Discover the pivotal transformation in South Africa's telecommunications sector as the nation phases out 2G and 3G networks, paving the way for advanced 4G, 5G, and NB-IoT technologies. Gain insights on navigating this significant shift, understand the challenges and opportunities for businesses, and learn about the extended deadlines and strategic planning required for a successful transition.

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    14 November, 2023

    Measuring how we fare: The Importance of an NPS Score

    Our SIMcontrol service has again achieved an outstanding Net Promoter Score of 75, reflecting our commitment to customer satisfaction and setting us apart in the telecoms sector. This score is a direct result of our focus on enhancing every customer interaction, from sales to support. We thank our customers for their trust in us and remain dedicated to continuous improvement in delivering exceptional enterprise cellular connectivity.

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    2 November, 2023

    Easily Recharge Bulk Airtime or Data for Field Workers with SIMcontrol

    SIMcontrol offers an easy and flexible solution for companies to recharge SIM cards in bulk, providing instant airtime or data bundle recharges across all mobile networks. With features like single pre-funded accounts, simple administration, detailed online reporting, and scheduled recharge options, SIMcontrol is the ideal platform for survey companies, NGOs, and businesses with field workers or project teams.

  • iotconnectivity iot cellularconnectivity

    25 October, 2023

    IoT Connectivity and the Future of Digitised Business Operations

    SIMcontrol is at the forefront of this transformation, offering a comprehensive suite of connectivity solutions such as managed private APNs, business prepaid options, and IoT roaming, each tailored to meet the specific needs and challenges of modern businesses.

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    3 October, 2023

    Customer Story: KeyTec's Innovative Approach to Real-Time Data and Connectivity

    With real-time data from SIMcontrol, KeyTec ensures consistent coffee quality and overcomes connectivity challenges, marking a transformative shift in the coffee industry.

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    18 September, 2023

    [Video] Understanding the 2G Sunset and Embracing NB-IoT for Enhanced IoT Connectivity

    Explore the advantages of transitioning to Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) for enhanced IoT connectivity, including its applications in smart metering and asset tracking, along with expert commentary from industry leader Digital Matter.

  • usecase simcontrol evcharging

    7 September, 2023

    The Rise of Electric Vehicles and the Need for Smart Charging Solutions in South Africa

    SIMcontrol ensures that EV charging stations are always online, efficient, and user-friendly. As EVs dominate South African roads, smart charging is the future, and with SIMcontrol, that future is now. Dive into our case study or consult with our experts to learn more.

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    1 August, 2023

    Understanding the Differences Between eSIM, Chip SIM, Embedded SIM and Multi-IMSI SIM in the IoT

    Discover the revolutionary potential of eSIM technology in IoT. Say goodbye to physical SIM cards and embrace seamless, Over The Air provisioning. Welcome to a world of limitless connectivity possibilities.

  • roaming dataroaming iotroaming

    27 June, 2023

    Understanding IoT Data Roaming: The Key to Connectivity in Africa

    SIMcontrol is the trusted partner for reliable IoT data roaming in Africa and beyond. With over 12 years of experience, we provide a range of SIM options and an advanced online platform for efficient data traffic management. Our extensive network coverage, global roaming options, and partnerships with industry-leading providers ensure seamless connectivity for IoT devices in challenging areas.

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    31 May, 2023

    How NB-IoT will drive a new generation of low-power IoT devices

    Discover how NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) is revolutionizing the world of low-power IoT devices in this insightful article.

  • managedapn apn fintech

    24 May, 2023

    Payment Terminal Connectivity: The Importance of IoT in Fintech

    In this article, we delve into the role of connected devices, the significance of mobile device connectivity and the options around managed private APNs.

  • AATF2023 ManagedAPN PooledData Event

    5 May, 2023

    Unleash the Power of Mobile Data Connectivity: Explore SIMcontrol's Breakthrough Solutions at AATF 2023

    Embark on a journey to the future of industry connectivity at our stand (H516) during Africa Automation Technology Fair (AATF) 2023, where we'll unveil SIMcontrol's game-changing Managed APN product.

  • pooleddata managedapn

    21 April, 2023

    Pooled mobile data on a managed APN: how it works

    With pooled data on a managed private APN network, you can increase reliability while cutting costs through centralised access to a managed data pool at the best rates.

  • managedapn apn automation

    29 March, 2023

    How Automation Benefits from Managed Mobile Data APN's

    We discuss how SIMcontrol's Managed APN product can benefit industrial automation and how it can help to improve production efficiency, reduce costs, and enable remote access and monitoring of automation systems.

  • nps

    7 February, 2023

    Our customers rate SIMcontrol at more than double the industry average

    Over the past year, we’ve increased our Net Promoter Score from 65 to 74.

  • iot 2023 trends

    20 December, 2022

    5 Key IoT Cellular Data Connectivity Trends for South Africa in 2023

    After two years when the pandemic shaped the immediate future, we’ve seen dramatic changes in the capabilities of IoT. It’s exciting to think about what the future of IoT will look like even a year later now.

  • event 5g

    31 October, 2022

    MTN C-suite roundtable: What will you do with 5G?

    There are plenty of expectations around 5G, and with it, a trove of new use cases. It will bring extraordinary speeds, extended bandwidth and lower latencies and there are efficiencies and insights to be gained across every vertical.

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    22 September, 2022

    3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Data Connectivity in Fleet Management

    The main goal of the fleet management system is to have full visibility into the real-time status of your device, to know and manage who's behind the wheel and keep the fleet up and running all the time. But even the most dependable telematics solutions are not entirely error-proof and the best networks can go down from time to time. For many of our customers, there is a real fear around the impact of network downtime, both from a reputation and an efficiency perspective.

  • 2g3gsunset nb-iot iot

    2 September, 2022

    What the sunset of 2G and 3G means for your IoT business

    2G and 3G spectrums have served the mobile industry well for a long time. But as new spectrum is being auctioned and the roll out of 5G continues to gain traction, the end of 2G and 3G is drawing nearer.

  • managed-apn apn

    26 August, 2022

    Mobile Data Connectivity: APN-as-a-Service Explained

    With accelerating digitisation within almost every business, there is a need to better manage reliable cellular data connectivity across large numbers of deployed devices.

  • event roaming

    17 June, 2022

    Launch Event: Data Roaming within East Africa

    We organized a face-to-face event in Nairobi to meet our customers and partners.

  • security iot securex

    18 May, 2022

    IoT Security: SIM Management Tool for Smart Security Devices

    Whether you are deploying alarm systems, tracking devices, guard monitoring systems, panic buttons, cash boxes, remote CCTV or any other security technology, SIMcontrol can assist you to find, deploy and manage the best SIM for the job at a cost that suits your business model.

  • roaming iot

    1 March, 2022

    What is IoT Data Roaming and Why is it Important to Get it Right?

    With [SIMcontrol](, we help companies decide which IoT roaming option meets their needs and help them decide the best IoT data roaming option for their specific device deployment taking cost and reliability into account.

  • simcontrol nps customersuccess customersupport

    1 February, 2022

    Our customers' rating for SIMcontrol is double the industry average.

    SIMcontrol NPS is 65 in 2021. This makes us one of the most highly-rated software platforms in terms of customer opinion.

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    14 September, 2021

    What is Managed APN, and How Does it Help with Mobile Data Connectivity?

    Access Point Name (APN) management is a part of the cellular IoT solution that allows a device to connect with the internet. Managing the APN allows organisations to ensure the reliability and security of the mobile device network. This post summarises what a managed APN is and how it helps mobile connectivity.

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    24 June, 2021

    IoT Data Connectivity: APN vs Prepaid vs Roaming - Which is Best?

    How can you achieve IoT connectivity with managed SIMs? Learn the differences between Managed APN, Prepaid, and Global Roaming.