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Huawei Partners with Governments in Europe and China to Develop Green Smart Cities

May 16, 2014

Enabling smarter cities with advanced ICT infrastructure

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Beijing, China, May 15, 2014 –Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, participated as the sole sponsor of the EU-China Green Smart City Cooperation Exchange Forum in Beijing. The Forum was hosted by a number of government ministries and organizations, including the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China (MIIT of PRC) and European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT).

Over 200 representatives from the EU-China green smart city cooperation, including officials from MIIT and DG CONNECT, diplomats from the EU pilot cities and government officials from the 30 pilot cities took part at the event. During the Forum, various participants shared thoughts and perspectives on a number of latest hot topics, including urbanization and integrated city planning, city infrastructure enhancement and environmental protection. A number of government officials also shared their insights and experience on smart city development and relevant case studies to promote the development of smart city projects in both China and Europe.

Mr. Dong Yu, General Manager, Government and Public Sector, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, participated at the Forum and shared his perspectives on the importance of innovative ICT to smart city infrastructure development. “To achieve sustainable development, Huawei believes that smart cities are the best way to address challenges that arise from social and economic development, like public safety, traffic congestion, pollution, and energy shortages. Modern cities require efficient information sharing, ubiquitous broadband, and agile services to ensure smooth transmission of information related to public safety and enhance convenience of people’s daily lives. To meet these requirements, cities need advanced ICT technologies,” said Mr. Yu.

With two decades of experience in ICT development and innovation, Huawei has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the needs of smart cities. Huawei’s smart city solutions feature a number of industry-leading technologies, including:

-- Distributed data center: it provides a highly efficient public information platform that features disruptive technologies, integrated architecture and open interface with simplified operation, administration, and maintenance (OAM). The platform provides one-stop public services, which helps governments make decisions more efficiently.

-- Comprehensive portfolio of network products: these include diverse networking solutions and industry-leading eLTE broadband trunking technology which enables the development of customized solutions that help cities develop ubiquitous broadband networks to improve quality and coverage of the city’s management services.

-- Programmable agile networks: these networks support quality monitoring, efficient and secure access, diverse smart services, and quick deployment. With explosive growth to machine-to-machine and human-to-machine interactions during the course of smart city development, Huawei's agile networks allow cities to address this need and to provide convenient services anywhere, anytime.

“Huawei is focused on the development of ICT infrastructures in the smart city industry chain. Moving forward, we will continue to establish open collaboration with partners to provide a diverse range of smart city solutions that contribute to the development of smart city projects in China and Europe,” Mr. Yu added.

Huawei's smart city solutions feature multiple sub-solutions, such as smart government, safe city, smart healthcare, smart education, smart transportation, smart grid, smart campus, and smart tourism. Currently, Huawei has already developed customized smart city solutions for over 60 cities in more than 20 countries across the world.

Image: Mr. Dong Yu, General Manager of Huawei EBG, Government and Public Sector SDT shares his perspectives on Smart Cities during the EU-China Green Smart City Cooperation Exchange Forum