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Posts Tagged ‘smart cities’

  • $300 mln Ghanaian smart cities project to enable nationwide Wifi network

    Smart City era promises big improvement for Urban Ecosystems

    June 29, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Smart City era promises big improvement for Urban Ecosystems

    Connected technology is ushering in a new era of “Smart Cities”, which promises to improve the quality of life for billions of people around the world. Smart cities — which are using technology to make urban areas safer, more efficient, and more livable...

  • Gemalto boosts Cloud Security with a scalable Virtual Key Management solution

    Smart transportation—an African game changer

    June 21, 2018 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Smart transportation—an African game changer

    Smart cities may seem like a futuristic concept, but their benefits are rapidly becoming evident around the world. Africa is no exception, with many of the approaches and technologies which combine to form a smart city being applied from Cape Town through to...

  • Building safer, smarter cities with artificial neural networks

    Building safer, smarter cities with artificial neural networks

    June 3, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Building safer, smarter cities with artificial neural networks

    While a number of cities globally are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless connectivity and cloud computing to improve internal efficiency and service delivery to communities, the future lies in harnessing Artificial Neural Networks to automate...

  • African cities bring new hope and new possibilities

    African cities bring new hope and new possibilities

    May 15, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on African cities bring new hope and new possibilities

    A report released by the UN suggests that, by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living in smart cities. By 2030, at least six of the world’s megacities (a metropolitan area with a total population in excess of 10 million people) will be...

  • New web-based application identifies digital readiness for cites

    5 ways to enable the smart city thanks to the cloud

    April 30, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on 5 ways to enable the smart city thanks to the cloud

    While smart cities have held a great deal of promise for many years, they are only beginning to come to fruition now. This is due to the fact that we now have the network connectivity and the backend storage and compute infrastructure to unleash their full...

  • Tomorrow’s smart cities will need equally smart utilities

    Tomorrow’s smart cities will need equally smart utilities

    April 18, 2018 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Tomorrow’s smart cities will need equally smart utilities

    Sustainable energy consumption and ‘green’ energy production at home is becoming a new lifestyle. Today’s hyperconnected consumer expects a reduced environmental footprint while still enjoying seamless services and ease of use, improving...

  • New web-based application identifies digital readiness for cites

    Traffic Management of the future in Smart Cities

    March 15, 2018 • Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Traffic Management of the future in Smart Cities

    The concept of the ‘smart city’ has emerged as a term that describes a city that uses technology to address service delivery challenges, However, building a smart city is about more than just using technology – it is about ICT innovation and...

  • 5G could ignite smart city development in South Africa

    5G could ignite smart city development in South Africa

    January 24, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 5G could ignite smart city development in South Africa

    Looking for real estate investment opportunities around the world? The secret is to think “smart”. The term “smart city” is coming up more and more frequently in real estate and investment circles. Cities either claim to be or are aspiring to be...

  • 5G could ignite smart city development in South Africa

    Top Smart City Predictions for 2018

    January 12, 2018 • General, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Top Smart City Predictions for 2018

    As 2018 begins, the following are my highly unreliable, wet-finger-in-the-air guesses for what might happen in the smart cities arena, for better and worse, over the coming year. As a general prediction, while there is no single rationale for a smart city,...

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    Discussing the future of the connected car

    October 3, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on Discussing the future of the connected car

    From Elon Musk’s vision for a tunnel network underneath Los Angeles to Uber’s flying cars, we know the technological ambition to transform our road networks has arrived. Automotive companies have their feet on the pedal too. Companies including Ford,...

  • 5G could ignite smart city development in South Africa

    Ambition and partnership key to driving smart city adoption

    September 28, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ambition and partnership key to driving smart city adoption

    Despite negative perceptions around the rise in use of automation, artificial intelligence and other technologies, innovative implementation of ICT can not only improve the quality of life across a broad range of factors, but also improve workforce...

  • Nigeria, Minister of Cmmunications, Federal Government, Huaei, Smart Cities, Partnership

    Nigerian Government and Huawei partner on Smart Cities initiative

    August 10, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian Government and Huawei partner on Smart Cities initiative

    According to reports by the Nigerian Communications Week, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, speaking at a Smart Cities summit held in Abuja this week confirmed that the Federal Government would partner with Huawei, a global...

  • Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2017 launched

    June 8, 2017 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2017 launched

      Nokia today launched its Open Innovation Challenge for the fifth year running, focusing now on the Internet of Things (IoT) for smart cities, mobility, safety and security, and connected industries. The challenge is being organised in partnership with...

  • How connectivity can benefit law enforcement

    April 4, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on How connectivity can benefit law enforcement

    The internet of things (IoT) is challenging the way people live and work, and how government and businesses interact. In fact, this new eco-system is creating the foundational building blocks for smart cities where traditional models of service delivery are...

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    Embracing a smart city through connectivity

    March 27, 2017 • General, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Embracing a smart city through connectivity

    The growth of connected devices is resulting in an increased awareness of the benefits of a smart city. And while many see Africa as lagging in this regard, Kenya is leading the charge to embrace this new technology-rich eco-system. Riaan Graham, sales...

  • By Eckart Zollner, Group Business Development, Jasco

    Securing smart cities

    March 27, 2017 • Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on Securing smart cities

    By 2050, almost 70% of the world’s people will live in cities. With a growing population and shrinking resources, there is tremendous pressure on governments to make cities sustainable, efficient and safe. Smart cities intelligently integrate key elements,...