During the Global Smart City Summit, Huawei released the Intelligent Operation Center (IOC), a solution that functions as the “brain” of the Smart City, connecting the digital and physical worlds.
The underlying infrastructure of the IOC comprises distributed cloud data centers and ubiquitous city networks that collect, integrate and share city information, enabling real-time visibility of the city. The IOC uses an Integrated Communications Platform (ICP) that enables intelligent collaboration across city functions and emergency dispatch of all services. By using Big Data, machine learning and AI technologies, the IOC delivers valuable insights to facilitate city planning and management of vital services such as transportation and security.
The Smart City Solutions by Huawei
Huawei also provides wired and wireless broadband, IoT platforms, and LiteOS – a secure, lightweight and intelligent operating system, that serve as the peripheral nervous system, collecting data to assist the brain in making decisions, which bring about changes in the physical world. For example, sensors for temperature, humidity and brightness in greenhouses provide real-time environmental data for the city operations control center, enabling the center to inform respective control devices to carry out adjustments when the thresholds are reached, to meet the specific environmental needs of the crops in each greenhouse.
Smart City Evolution Requires E2E Interconnection and a Leading Digital Partner that Can Offer All-Round Support.
With 13 OpenLabs around the globe, Huawei and its partners conduct joint innovation to build sustainable ecosystems and drive localized Smart City solutions. The OpenLabs offer an open end-to-end one-stop ICT Infrastructure platform where partners can test and verify their Smart City solutions in actual network environment, leverage research, marketing and solutions delivery, and experience best practices and solutions for Smart Cities. Huawei is committed to building innovative platforms for partners to constantly evolve their technologies and the company continuously invests in the development of a thriving ecosystem.
With its complete ICT capabilities and robust ecosystem, Huawei can provide all-round ICT support to city administrators, and is committed to planning, building and investing in Smart Cities with city administrators in the long-run, enabling services to be provided faster, more efficiently and with fewer resources.
Smart City leaders at the Global Smart City Summit showed how they are achieving Smart City maturity, whereby intelligence is driving end-to-end (E2E) interconnection that improves connectivity between people and things to generate innovation, economic growth and social progress.
Currently, Huawei’s Smart City solutions are serving over 120 cities in more than 40 countries around the globe. In China alone, Huawei participated in the development of 26 Smart City evaluation criteria, leading the development of 9 of them.