Powertel unveils vehicle tracking, fleet management solutions




POWERTEL Communications has launched a state-of-the-art communication solution for vehicle tracking and fleet management under its broad product category of Internet of Things (IOT).

The new innovation – PowerTrack – offers the full fleet management package ideal for use by administration managers with a large pool of vehicles to monitor in their organisations. Powertel marketing manager Prosper Mutswiri said of the innovation:

“We have full confidence of the PowerTrack Fleet Management solution in providing visibility of your vehicles anywhere in Zimbabwe and beyond the border into the region. It is a must-have solution as it offers any business a plethora of benefits including reduced operating cost through real-time monitoring, fuel management and driver behaviour monitoring, geo-fencing; reduced risk of vehicle abuse and loss or theft, and increased productivity.”

Powertel Communications – a subsidiary of the ZESA Holdings Group – is a leading Internet Access Provider servicing both the business and consumer markets with a host of services including mobile and fixed broadband, mobile and fixed voice solutions offered through Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) on 08611 network, Carrier services and Virtual Private networking.

The company is also the aggregator of the Powerplus prepaid electricity top-up system in Zimbabwe. As regards Powertel’s new vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions, the ZESA subsidiary recently awarded the tender to connect car tracking systems to Pan Africa internet-of-things (IoT) company, Cumii International.

Cumii is one of the latest firms that focuses on disruptive technology in the Sub Saharan African region, and has operations in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho and Tanzania. In terms of the deal, Cumii was awarded the installation of vehicle tracking in Powertel vehicles, with a commitment of up to 1 000 vehicles in the first three months.

Said Cumii head of connected assets Spencer Matonhodze: “At Cumii we like to create technology that changes people’s lives and businesses. We see the Powertel opportunity as our contribution to efficient service delivery of power to the nation.”