Huawei Announces Safe City Compact Solution to Protect Citizens in Small and Medium Cities

Posted On 08 Sep 2018
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Huawei hosted the Global Safe City Summit in Bangkok from August 30 to August 31, under the theme of “Leading New ICT, The Road to Collaborative Public Safety”. During the Summit, Huaweiofficially launched its Safe City Compact Solution for small and medium sized citiesto address safety threats and protect citizens.Huawei alsoshared global best practices highlighting how Huawei’s C-C4ISR Safe City Solution is enabling collaborative public safety in countries including Kenya, Germany, Mauritius and Serbia.

Safe City Compact Solution Helps Small and Medium Cities Drive Urban Safety

With the increasing frequency of crime, terrorism and natural disasters, public safety has become a critical issue for global cities including those with small and medium sized populations. Protecting citizens’ lives and properties means building safe city systems that address a wide range of risks.While facing many of the same safety challenges as larger cities, small and medium cities are struggling to increase safety and security on limited resources.

To address this challenge, Huawei has developed a Safe City Compact Solution to help cities with 100,000 to 500,000 citizens quickly create a safe environment and keep pace with evolving threats. Based on a cloud architecture, this compact, converged and intelligent solution will deliver core safe city capabilities such as Converged& VisualizedCommand, Intelligent Video Cloud and Multimedia Critical Communication.Modular in nature, it also supports flexible assembly and easy software integration through plug-and-play. The solution has been successfully deployed in Chile, Colombia, and Philippines.

Helping Build a Safe andSmartThailand in the Digital Age

In line with its commitment to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world, Huawei is collaborating with various Thai partners to accelerate digital industry transformation in the country and enable Thai people to adopt digital to enhance their lives. Huawei has been working closely with its partners to deliver world-leading technological innovations, high-quality products, and comprehensive ICT solutions to create safe cities in which everyone can thrive.

In July 2018, Huawei joined in the rescue of a youth football team stranded in a cave in Chiang Rai. As the cave was located in a remote mountain area, network coverage was limited, leading to severe communication challenges. Huawei immediately deployed its Rapid eLTE system, creating a temporary yet stable and secure communication network to coordinate all rescue efforts.This solution is part of Huawei’s C-C4ISR safe city solution designed for simple yet rapid deployment during emergency rescue scenarios where communications is critical to operational success.

“To take part in the development of Thailand 4.0, Huawei is ready to become a best partner for ICT infrastructure construction, a proactive enabler of vertical industries transformation and a booster of ICT human capital development,” said MengQiang, Head of Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Enterprise Business. “Huawei realizes the importance of safety for city residents. We are committed to develop and leverage innovative ICT solutions and technologies to support safety measures and to enhance public safety which weconsider a fundamental element to enjoy better quality of life,” he added.

Global Implementation of Collaborative Public Safety

The new Safe City Compact solution follows the success of Huawei’s C-C4ISR Safe City Solution which was launched in 2017 to drive collaborative public safety. Huawei’s C-C4ISR Safe City Solution, whichenables applications including Converged & Visualized Command, Intelligent Video Cloud and Multimedia Critical Communication, has been successfully deployed in 230 cities across more than 90 countries and regions, serving close to 1 billion people. The following are some examples:

▶In Pakistan, the government of Punjab established the Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) in 2015. The first project of the PSCA was to work with Huawei to build a Smart & Safe City system for Lahore. The PSCA established a Safe City Integrated Command & Communication Centre (IC3) on an area of 76,000 square feet by leveraging cutting-edge ICT technologies, such as cloud and Big Data. The Safe City Center has the largest comprehensive Safe City architecture in the world.

▶ In Germany, Huawei worked with DVV to build a government cloud, which will be used in public services, such as education, healthcare, transportation, and social safety.

▶ In 2017, Huawei signed a Safe City Strategic Cooperation Agreement with the Ministry of Interior of Serbia.Phase 1 of the project involved enhancing the Command Center and Data Center in Belgrade and the deployment of a video content management system.Since its implementation five months ago, the project has helped the police department solve several major criminal cases and ensured the safety and security of major sports events.

▶ In Mauritius, Huawei is helping the government to build an all-cloud safe city. The “one cloud, one pool” project will help Mauritius Police improveemergency handling efficiency by 60%.

Hong-EngKoh, Huawei Global Chief Public Safety Scientist, said, “Huawei is working with leading global partners in the public safety field.We are integrating new ICT, such as cloud computing, big data, broadband trunking, IoT, and artificial intelligence, to develop a visual, shared, intelligent, and open solution to build safer and more liveable cities.”

The Huawei Global Safe City Summit 2018 gatheredmore than 500 government officials, public safety experts, solution providersand industry analysts from across the world. Together, they discussed how to use the idea of collaborative public safety and advanced ICT solutions to build smart safe cities around the globe.

Huawei has been operating in Sri Lanka for last 12 years and is a top ICT company in Sri Lanka. At present, Huawei had achieved to become the main ICT solution provider in Sri Lanka, whilst Huawei developed network is serving 70% of the population in the country. Huawei is also the top smart phone provider in Sri Lanka, with a significant market share. Company is very proud to provide high-quality products and services to all operators, and Huawei smart phones are welcomed by Sri Lanka consumers. As a responsible corporate citizen, Huawei is committed and has made significant contributions to bridging the digital divide in Sri Lanka and aims to drive long-term economic, social, and environmental sustainability to enrich Sri Lankan lives. Huawei launched the ‘Seeds For the Future’ program in 2016, 2017 and sponsored 10 university students every year to ICT study trip in Huawei Headquarters in China further nurturing Sri Lanka ICT talent. As a responsible company Huawei actively give back to local community through aid such as disaster relief donations.

C-C4ISR:Collaborative-Command, Control, Communication, Cloud, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

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