Making a Smart Johannesburg relevant and accessible to everyone
Johannesburg is Africa’s smartest city, but what are the opportunities for collaboration between towercos, fibrecos, MNOs and city government?
Johannesburg is already one of the smartest cities in Africa, and it plans to totally transform itself by 2040. TowerXchange sat down with Smart City Director Lawrence Boya to discuss how the city’s smart programme is reversing segregation, connecting people with jobs and services, and exploring options for monetising street furniture and collaboration with fibre operators, MNOs and towercos.
TowerXchange: What is the structure of Johannesburg’s Smart City Programme – are you looking at evolution or revolution, and what are your top priorities?
Lawrence Boya, Smart City Programme Director, City of Johannesburg:
The smart city programme is an overarching programme to translate and complement the city’s overall growth and development strategy.