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  • European Union smart city expert heads to Joburg for IOT Forum Africa

    European Union smart city expert heads to Joburg for IOT Forum Africa

    March 4, 2019 • Events, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on European Union smart city expert heads to Joburg for IOT Forum Africa

    Senior Advisor of EU Affairs in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region, will deliver a keynote address at IOT Forum Africa 2019, set to take place on 26 & 27 March at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. This leading event on IoT will...

  • IoT Forum Africa 2019 to showcase latest innovations in IoT

    February 5, 2019 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on IoT Forum Africa 2019 to showcase latest innovations in IoT

    Internet of Things Forum Africa returns to Johannesburg for the third year on 26 and 27 March 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hosted by IT News Africa, IoT Forum Africa 2019 is shaping up to be bigger and better than...

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

    Smart cities. Is it wise to get smarter?

    December 26, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on Smart cities. Is it wise to get smarter?

    We are in an era of intelligent and urgent urban innovation. Our homes are connected, our streets are thriving labyrinths of interconnectivity, and our businesses are a hive of data streaming and surveillance. Communities are now emerging as sophisticated...

  • Making our cities smart-city-ready

    Making our cities smart-city-ready

    October 3, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Making our cities smart-city-ready

    The future of cities is smart interconnected systems, that drive sustainability and efficiencies, and that make the lives of the people who live in them easier.  While South Africa’s major metropolitan areas still have many major hurdles to overcome,...

  • Making our cities smart-city-ready

    Amidst the hype, 5G still needs to prove its worth, says GlobalData

    August 5, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on Amidst the hype, 5G still needs to prove its worth, says GlobalData

    The ‘race to 5G’ has moved beyond the telecoms industry and become a priority for governments around the world, but it remains unclear whether the end result will ultimately be worth the effort, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics...

  • By LG Electronics SA Managing Director, CY Kim

    Future cities, what’s the rush?

    July 30, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Future cities, what’s the rush?

    When cities first came into being, they were either near natural resources, or transport routes, or in an area that might have been easy to defend. Naturally, they evolved over time as infrastructure became necessary to support inhabitants and as...

  • Byron Clatterbuck, CEO of SEACOM

    Smart cities in Africa start with smart broadband infrastructure

    July 11, 2018 • East Africa, GeneralComments Off on Smart cities in Africa start with smart broadband infrastructure

    With over half the world’s population currently living in urban metropoles and an estimated three million people moving into cities every week, it’s safe to say that the concept of smart cities is becoming more crucial than ever. This is not only to...

  • Vantage Capital provides $10 million in funding for a Smart City project in Mauritius

    July 10, 2018 • East Africa, General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Vantage Capital provides $10 million in funding for a Smart City project in Mauritius

    Vantage Capital, Africa’s mezzanine fund manager, announced that it has provided $10 million of mezzanine funding to Cap Tamarin, a mixed-used, residentially-focused “Smart & Happy” Village located on the sought-after west coast of Mauritius in a...

  • New web-based application identifies digital readiness for cites

    Starting Smart City journeys with connected lighting

    July 6, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Starting Smart City journeys with connected lighting

    While a discussion around implementing Smart City initiatives can often get city planners and managers excited about the opportunities that technology can enable, the budget available is often the biggest stumbling block to getting started. However, the...

  • Smart Cities in Africa? It’s not just about ICT

    April 24, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Smart Cities in Africa? It’s not just about ICT

    As mass urbanisation continues across Africa, putting in place the fundamental infrastructure needed to build smart cities has never been more important. Smart cities are emerging in Zambia, Ghana, Mauritius and Kenya. For all of them, the first hurdle is...

  • South Africa gets gold in Huawei Southern Africa ICT Skill Competition

    Huawei showcases smart city nervous system at SCEWC 2017

    November 14, 2017 • Events, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei showcases smart city nervous system at SCEWC 2017

    The Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 (SCEWC) in Barcelona, Spain got underway on 14 November 2017 and looked to showcase the latest developments the progression towards smart cities. Under the theme of “Leading New ICT, Creating a Smart City Nervous...

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    Wireless Wayfinding: Roadmap for the aspiring smart city

    September 21, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on Wireless Wayfinding: Roadmap for the aspiring smart city

    We now find ourselves steeped in the fourth Industrial Revolution – an era that could potentially see every one of us, and every piece of machinery we use, seamlessly networked together. Every aspect of our lives, from our classroom experiences to our daily...

  • 5G could ignite smart city development in South Africa

    Coming Soon- Nigerian Smart Cities

    June 9, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Coming Soon- Nigerian Smart Cities

    According to reports by Nigeria Communications Week, Nigerian Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu,  highlighted Nigeria’s intention to press forward with the development of smart cities in the country. Shittu, who gave a presentation on the...

  • African leaders call for “Partnership not Support”

    Rwanda: Smart City Innovation rolled out

    May 17, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Smart City Innovation rolled out

    Nokia and SRG will collaborate with the Government of Rwanda to deploy Smart City technology to improve the lifestyles and social sustainability of its citizens in 2017. This announcement was made last week in Kigali during the Transform Africa Summit....

  • Smart Cape Town: using technology to deliver value

    November 18, 2016 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Smart Cape Town: using technology to deliver value

    Cities are the future, but they will be put under great strain to adapt their infrastructures and services to cope with predicted population growth and increasing urbanisation. Fortunately, in tandem with these trends, technology is evolving, with the...

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    Africa: A playground of the future through smart cities

    June 9, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa: A playground of the future through smart cities

    Africa’s cities are well-positioned to rapidly transform through the greater use of advanced technology and data. Smart applications, revolutionising consumer and utility services are enabling service providers to capture data and apply powerful analytics...