The IoT Focus: 9 African startups shaping the continent’s IoT industry [Native Content]

The Internet of Things (IoT) industry as a whole has been touted as becoming a US$7.1-trillion giant by the year 2020. And around the world companies are more and more looking to this sector in becoming the next trend-setters of our world’s true data revolution.

An everyday, easy-to-understand example of IoT in action would be the Apple Watch — a fashionable device that’s strapped to your wrist and tethered to your smartphone. With a tiny display, you can send emails, hail an Uber, track your heart rate and do all sorts of cool things unimaginable a decade ago. Also unimaginable a decade ago was the ability to connect all things from cars to coffee machines and even sheep to the web.

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