News Update - Telecoms and ICT in Africa - Issue No 1039 on 23 October 2020

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Kenyan start-up uses a real-life IoT application so that fish farmers know when to feed their fish to achieve maximum weight

23 October 2020

For several years IoT has been one of those annoying acronyms at conferences. In reality, it already existed in a number of M2M applications like fleet management. But actual innovation and new applications in Africa were thin on the ground, which is worrying as it forms part of the 5G business case. This week Russell Southwood talks to start-up founder Dave Okech, Aquarech about using IoT for fish farming. The fish farmers on Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater lake in the world, build cages and put them in the water. These cages hold the fish, which they then feed,…