Huawei targeting smart cities

Huawei said it has signed contracts with over 60 cities for solutions relating to smart city ecosystems, and already has 120 projects in place.

The smart city solution is a system that features design, integration, operations, service applications, and ICT infrastructure elements.

Cities will use the solution to sense, analyse, and collect data from city operations and management systems, so managers can respond to governance, citizen, and business needs.

Huawei’s smart city solution incorporates cloud, network, and platform technologies, along with robust security.

The company made the statement at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, where it is looking to expand smart city “nervous systems”.

It said that by 2025, 27 megacities with 10 million residents or more will exist – placing pressure on public transportation, hospitals, waste systems, and the power grid.

“Cities of the future will need to be dynamic and constantly evolve to keep pace with citizen expectations for high-quality services and efficient systems, while ensuring sustainability,” said Huawei.

Joe So, CTO for the enterprise business group at Huawei, said the company spent $4 billion in 2016 on smart city development – a 40% growth on an annual basis.

Huawei’s smart city solutions are serving 120 cities in over 40 countries around the globe.

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