Recently at Australia, South East Water launched a water project, which is based on a new low-power WAN technology, the NB-IoT (Narrowband Cellular Networking). The application of this technology is to monitor the water supply and sewage treatment system and the corresponding pipe network equipment and other assets real time, and improve the scope of network monitoring and system operation reliability, efficiency and security. For example, adjusting the water supply plan through the timely daily water report; adjusting and dredging the sewage flow through the sewage pipe network monitoring.
This is the typical application of ICT in Smart City. In the face of accelerating urbanization and increasing population, cities have been encountering a wide variety of challenges, including environmental pollution, traffic congestion, security threats, and resource shortage. Smart City is an ideal solution to these challenges.
Smart City is in the forefront of innovation as a new round of urban transformation is emerging. With almost-three-decade experience in the ICT field, Huawei has been insisting on open cooperation and continuous innovations. Huawei will work closely with our partners around the world, to build the smarter city, a better smart society.
Huawei and the partners will unveil their innovations at Huawei Asia-Pacific Innovation Day at November 2th and 3th, 2016. Adam Beck from the Smart Cities Council will deliver a keynote addressing on the future of the city. Smart Cities Council (SCC) are a network of leading companies advised by top universities, laboratories and standards bodies. Adam Beck is the executive director of the Smart City Council Australia New Zealand. "Technology affects behavior patterns, and digital and mobile technologies make service providers and users connected closer, faster, more comprehensive, and personalized," he said. The emergence of a shared economic business model makes the use of physical assets (such as automobiles and real estate) more efficient and provides new sources of income for urban dwellers.
In addition to Adam Beck's sharing, SAP, Fujitsu, and other Huawei's partners will share their exploration about the cloud computing, Internet of things, and joint innovation solutions with Huawei.
Until now, Huawei Smart City Solution has served more than 100 cities in more than 40 countries, with the following key highlights.
The joint innovation about the smart city possess the following highlights:
Highlight 1: The Operations Center makes your cities smarter
Huawei's Smart City Operations Center makes your cities perceivable, visible, and controllable:
- Converged: Supports information report, conferencing, and emergency command via voice, data, and multimedia modes; and enables cross-agency data sharing and service collaboration.
- Visible: Visualizes urban running, emergency command and dispatching, urban planning, and decision-making.
- Intelligent: Aggregates massive amounts of data and capitalizes on Big Data analytics and mining to enable intelligent city governance.
Highlight 2: The Geospatial Information Public Service Platform makes GIS a service
Huawei teams up with Esri to make GIS applications a big difference.
- Shared: Basic data and components are shared across agencies.
- Elastic: The GIS cloud management suite enables agencies to elastically deploy and schedule resources.
- Efficient: Storage resource Quality of Service (QoS) priority settings and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) hardware acceleration improve spatial analysis and computing efficiency by 50%. GPU virtualization enables integrated 2D/3D display for multiple users to reduce hardware costs by 70%. Rapidly analyzing immense amounts of geospatial data improves decision-making efficiency by a factor of 10.
- Easy-to-maintain: The solution simplifies system Operation and Maintenance (O&M) and supports smooth, on-demand capacity expansion, reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by 50%.
Highlight 3: The Neural Network allows in-depth insights into urban conditions
Our cities would be deaf and blind without a nervous network. Huawei has launched its "1+2+1" IoT solution architecture and works with partners to develop extensive smart applications, keeping government agencies informed of urban conditions.
- LiteOS: the industry's most lightweight open-source IoT operating system
- Smart gateway: numerous interfaces, adaptation to complex protocols, and IoT edge computing
- NB-IoT: wide coverage, massive numbers of connections, and low power consumption, adapting to Smart City scenarios
- IoT platform: flexible access modes accelerate the integration with diverse terminals and innovations in industry applications