n IMIESA - Municipalities get smart : technology

Volume 41, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



No longer a futuristic dream, smart cities are fast becoming a reality in many countries across the world. Smart cities are founded on the interconnectedness of devices, which communicate and provide information that leads to intelligent automation and decision-making. MOBILE IS FAST becoming the standard method for people to access technology, and this is seen with the ever-increasing uptake of smartphones. According to Pep Stores cellular executive John Edwards, in 2013, 1% of phones sold at Pep Stores were smartphones and, by 2014, 30% of phones sold at Pep Stores were smartphones (a 3 000% increase).

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