At HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei held a Smart City Summit with the theme ‘Activate Intelligence to Build Better Smart Cities’. Huawei discussed with industry experts and Smart City practitioners about how to build new Smart Cities using Artificial Intelligence (AI). The summit showcased Huawei’s innovative practices in ‘AI and Smart City’ and how it made Duisburg in Germany smarter and more attractive by leveraging cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
Cloud computing and the IoT make Duisburg smarter and more attractive
Duisburg aims to benefit from the opportunities provided by digitalisation, using new ICT technologies to improve urban life experiences, promote economic growth and attract more residents, enterprises and investors. The city chose to cooperate with Huawei due to the company’s technical innovation capabilities in cloud computing, Big Data, IoT and AI, as well as Huawei’s experience and strength in helping cities determine future development directions. At the cloud computing infrastructure layer, the Rhine Cloud supported by Huawei’s technologies provides a basic platform for Duisburg’s cloud strategy. It also promotes the technical innovation and implementation of e-Government, transportation, IoT and unified communications, and completes the construction of Smart Duisburg 1.0 based on a smart foundation. At the IoT layer, Duisburg will use Huawei’s 5G, Wi-Fi and WLAN technologies and IoT platforms to achieve real-time sensing of city components. A Smart City ‘nervous system’ network will be built to advance transportation, logistics and industrial manufacturing, enabling smart living, autonomous driving and Smart City operations. This will help realise the Smart Duisburg 2.0 vision based on smart experiences.
Actions speak louder than words. Huawei aims to serve as a Smart City practitioner and lead new Smart City construction using AI. Huawei’s Smart City solutions have been used in the government, education, transportation, healthcare and energy industries. Moreover, Huawei has accumulated extensive industry experience and local implementation capabilities in more than 160 cities of over 40 countries. In 2017, Huawei participated in 48 of China’s Smart City projects, covering Beijing, Shenzhen, Tianjin Binhai New Area, Lanzhou New Area, Dunhuang, Guilin, Sanya, Weifang, Yiyang, Gaoqing and other areas.
Huawei is committed to working with customers in the long term and takes a future-oriented approach to drive enterprise Digital Transformation through the power of the platform. So far, 211 of the Fortune Global 500 companies (including 48 Fortune Global 100 companies) have selected Huawei as their Digital Transformation partner.