Estate Living Magazine Estate Living Issue 28 April - Page 26

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SA ’ s top-end estates lead

the way in smart city technology

In South Africa , we are very much on board in the worldwide race to get ‘ smart ’. In Johannesburg , MTN recently conducted the first 5G technology and applications trial in Africa , and they say these tests will lead to the commercial deployment of 5G technologies , which the IT sector is anticipating could be rolled out as early as next year .
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The smartest cities in the world are places like New York , London , Amsterdam and Seoul , where digital technology isn ’ t just about fast internet and plenty of Wi-Fi spots , but also about seamless transport driven by apps , digitalised services , and energy-efficient infrastructure .
In the future , smart cities will be driven by the much anticipated 5G technology , cellular technology that will greatly enhance the speed , coverage and responsiveness of wireless networks . It will not only deliver blazingly fast internet , but also power driverless cars as well as remotely controlled industrial robots and telehealth systems .
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