Ericsson’s commitment to smart cities in Africa

by | Mar 10, 2015

The president of Ericsson Sub-Saharan Africa, Fredrik Ledling has affirmed the communications technology and services provider’s commitment to help African countries develop smart cities.

Speaking at the Mobile World Congress recently in Barcelona, Ledling said Ericsson is in discussion with some African countries on the smart city project after signing an agreement with the Government of the Republic of Rwanda towards kick-starting a smart city project in Rwanda.

An agreement designed that will enable Ericsson to provide ICT infrastructure to help Rwanda achieve its ICT development vision.

For the continent’s newest smart city which is a critical enabler of the Rwandan vision 2020,  Ericsson will deploy smart solutions with special focus on education, healthcare, agriculture, service sector et al.

Sure, the rise in smart cities on the continent has begun, this is following a R84 billion smart city project financed by a Chinese company – Shanghai Zendai, for Modderfontein in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Feature Image Credit: Schneider Electric 

Yinka Awosanya
Yinka Awosanya

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