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Huawei and Gelsenkirchen Sign MoU for Smart City Cooperation at MWC2019

Mar 01, 2019

[Barcelona, Spain, February 28, 2019] Huawei and Gelsenkirchen signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Smart City cooperation during the Mobile World Congress (MWC2019) held in Barcelona, Spain.

Gelsenkirchen and Huawei Technologies have agreed to partner on the development of a Smart City platform to deliver government services to citizens, tourists, and businesses in this German city. The first step has been the creation of an OpenAir Innovation Lab that functions as:

  • A Smart City showcase for citizens, businesses, and tourists
  • A Smart City showcase for the city and its partners
  • A testbed for new technologies and solutions
  • A hub for building the local ecosystem of partners and expanding the platform

The objectives are to implement and test public, highly-visible Smart City services as well as prove the recommended approach to building a common, standardized platform for Smart City service delivery. A further goal is the establishment of a Digital City Network, in which various partners contribute their expertise.

Huawei will continue to be a strategic technology partner for the City of Gelsenkirchen, delivering the communications and computing infrastructure that has allowed Gelsenkirchen to distinguish itself as the “Connected City.”


The city of Gelsenkirchen has a long and distinguished history in German society. Once known as the “city of one thousand fires,” referring to the coal fires that powered Germany’s industrial revolution, Gelsenkirchen is becoming a new market economy. It is seeking to use technology in an intelligent way to improve the lives of residents in the city and surrounding areas, and to stimulate the development of a vibrant information-based economy and ecosystem.

Gelsenkirchen and Huawei Technologies have agreed to partner on the development of a Smart City platform

Huawei Enterprise is committed to bringing digital to every organization for a fully connected, intelligent world, including government and public sectors, financial services, energy, transportation, manufacturing, and other areas. Currently, 211 of the Fortune Global 500, including 48 of the top 100 and more than 700 cities around the world, have chosen Huawei as their partner in digital transformation.

Huawei Enterprise debuts the latest flagship products and solutions at MWC2019, held from February 25–28 in Barcelona, Spain, under the theme of “Building a Fully Connected, Intelligent World.” Huawei Enterprise’s exhibition booth is located at C21 and C31 in Hall 7 of the Fira Gran Via.