Fast-growing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is changing the way we live and how our future cities should be operated. Future cities s
Fast-growing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is changing the way we live and how our future cities should be operated. Future cities should ensure we can sense, analyze, and converge key data from all operations and management systems, so that managers can intelligently respond to a variety of governance, livelihood, and business needs.
Huawei is aggressively taking on this challenge by introducing a Smart City solution. Integrating new and existing IoT technologies and along with several partnership agreement with the Chinese Government, Huawei’s approach is a comprehensive system that features top-level design, integration, operations, service applications, and new nervous system like interconnected IoT infrastructure.
The New IoT Frontier
Weifeng City and Huawei, has successfully developed a networking model based on Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) and Huawei OceanConnect IoT platforms to be combined and integrated in the creation of a massive “sensorium network” of smart cities in China.
The NB-IoT city-aware network uses a “one network, one platform, N applications” construction model utilising IoT, cloud computing, Big Data, and other next-generation ICT. The city-level IoT platform is developed for the city to enable unified access, management, and data collection from various IoT-enabled sensory equipment.
In addition, the Chinese telecom giant and the city government also established the Huawei-Weifang IoT Innovation R&D Centre and the Huawei-Weifang Smart City IoT Industry Alliance. These initiatives are designed to enhance and expand industrial applications of NB-IoT and drive continuous improvement of city management and public services. Huawei has already enabled smart lighting, which is based on standardised NB-IoT and the first of its kind in the country.
The IoT network includes eight value-added services along with a remote control system, Wi-Fi hotspots, video surveillance, environment monitoring, and vehicle quantity surveillance and statistics. The smart lighting system monitors the status of street lamps in real-time, adjusts brightness automatically, and detects faults, among other functions, saving 80% of electricity and 90% of maintenance costs. It also provides scientific and accurate data analysis for city management.
Furthermore, Huawei has been added by the Z-Wave Alliance to its Board of Directors. The company joins principal members ADT, Alarm.com, FIBARO, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, LEEDARSON, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings, and Sigma Designs.