[Budapest, Hungary, November 28, 2017] Huawei’s Smart City Summit 2017 in Budapest focused on opportunities for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), and Scandinavian nations to stay abreast of the latest smart city trends and technology. The company demonstrated solutions to connect the digital and physical worlds across city administration, public services and industry and are designed to benefit city residents and businesses in everything from transportation, to health care to public security and more.
“Due to increasing urbanization, more cities will experience extraordinary pressure on public services,” said, Mr. Tang Xiaoming, President of Huawei’s CEE and Nordic Regions. “That means cities will have to rethink their operations and become smart enough to keep up with the expectations and needs of their citizens for high quality services and efficient systems. Through visiting our Smart City Summit, I hope government officials, telecom operators and others will realize the potential of smart cities, as well as Huawei’s ability to be a strategic digital partner in urban transformation. Huawei started its business in this region in 2000, and for the past 17 years, with support of local customers, partners and governments, we have achieved many breakthroughs in the region. Today, we stand fully committed to moving this partnership forward to create even greater value for the region and to share that value with all stakeholders.”
During the conference, Huawei demonstrated a range of innovative ICT solutions for public services. Huawei’s Intelligent Operation Center (IOC), which is described as the brain of the city, includes cloud data center, an integrated communications platform (ICP), IoT platform, big-data platform and GIS cloud platform. It helps collect, integrate and share city information and enables real-time visibility of the urban environment.
Huawei also showed solutions for safe education, presenting a remote interactive classroom and agile campus solutions and practices, which help educational institutions optimize resource allocation and enable more people to access courses. In smart transportation, Huawei demonstrated the GSM-R based digital railway solution, which will improve the passenger travel experience, as well as railway logistics efficiency.
Some of these solutions have already been deployed in cities in the CEE and Nordic regions. For instance, Huawei helped build a smart lighting system for Prague in the Czech Republic. The company also provided an industry-first IoT lighting solution for multi-level intelligent control; the on-demand lighting solution reduces power consumption by 80%, while visualized management and predictive maintenance reduce maintenance costs by 90% and integrates various value-added apps into the Smart City. After the success of the smart lighting project in Prague, the city turned to Huawei for a smart trash bin project in October 2017.
Huawei has set up 13 OpenLabs to create the sustainable ecosystem and drive the development of Smart City solutions together with partners. Today, Huawei’s Smart City solutions serve over 120 cities in more than 40 countries.