Huawei and China Unicom (Shanghai) Jointly Release the NB-IoT-based Smart Parking Solution
[Shanghai, China, July 1, 2016] Huawei and China Unicom (Shanghai) jointly released the NB-IoT-based smart parking solution at 2016 MWC Shanghai. An onsite demonstration at the MWC and the application at the parking lot of the Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone shows that efforts have been made to explore commercial applications based on NB-IoT, an emerging IoT access technology.
On May 4, 2016, the Shanghai government and China Unicom signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement to promote “Internet +”. China Unicom will first deploy dedicated NB-IoT networks covering all of Shanghai to improve the operation management capabilities and efficiency of the city.
China Unicom (Shanghai) has worked with Huawei to deploy the world's first 4.5G NB-IoT-based network that provides large-scale continuous coverage at the Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone, and more than 300 NB-IoT-based smart vehicle detectors at the P1 parking lot, providing an E2E smart parking solution that involves terminals, base stations, servers, and mobile phone apps. This solution allows users to search for and book parking spaces to achieve navigation, mobile payment, and parking management using mobile phone apps. This would resolve tourists' difficulties in finding parking spaces and relieve traffic pressure. With the operator's ubiquitous, safe, and reliable NB-IoT networks, vehicle detectors can be used upon installation, which slashes deployment costs. Also, these vehicle detectors can be used for many years. With the future deployment of NB-IoT networks in cities, the smart parking solution will be deployed on streets to make the lives of urban residents more convenient.
Given the technological advantages of NB-IoT, besides smart parking, China Unicom (Shanghai) has worked with industry players to push the boundaries of NB-IoT applications to various fields such as smart metering and logistics asset tracking, to accumulate operation experience.
Dai Ling, vice president of China Unicom (Shanghai), said, "Inspired by the national 'Internet +' strategy, China Unicom (Shanghai) will deploy NB-IoT networks to cover all of Shanghai and work closely with device vendors, service platform integrated vendors, and chip and terminal vendors to provide integrated E2E IoT solutions for various fields and industries, including municipal and convenience services, public management, health, finance, energy, industry, transportation, and education."
Yu Quan, CSO of Huawei Wireless Product Line, said, "IoT is the next blue ocean market. NB-IoT has its unique advantages in supporting IoT applications. Huawei will help operators implement NB-IoT-based applications for commercial use and mature E2E industry chains."
MWC Shanghai 2016 takes place in Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC), China, from June 29th to July 1st. Huawei will showcase its latest products and solutions at the main booth in Hall N1 A40 and “Innovation City” booth in Hall N3 A40.