Huawei Seeks To Use ICT To Make Smart and Safe Cities


Africa Ministers photoHuawei is seeking to partner with cities in Africa to provide innovative  safe city solutions. These solutions will help to build safer and more harmonious urban residential, business and tourism environments to attract investment and increase employment for sustainable economic development. This was affirmed during the Huawei  Safe City Africa Summit in Cape Town.  The summit brought together 400 industry members to share insights, development trends and global success stories on public safety in cities and discuss ways to reduce crimes and reinforce city safety through ICT.

Huawei’s President of Eastern and Southern Africa Li Peng spoke of the need for Cities to actively formulate plans  for the development of safe and smart cities to seize new opportunities generated by global urbanization.”The acceleration of global urbanization and the proliferation of the internet will drive the convergence of ICT and urban infrastructure”, he addded.  At the Summit, safe city project leaders from many countries including Madagascar, Kenya, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Kingdom shared their experience on ICT best practices to enhance public safety with innovative ICT.

Huawei is working with IT solution providers including Hexagon and SAP to develop solutions to address actual customer needs one-stop safe city solutions.  Huawei has so far provided its solution  in more than 100 cities across  30 countries around the world.  The Smart City Solution integrates eLTE broadband trunking, video surveillance, Unified Communications (UC), and video conferencing systems with a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system to achieve the visualization of command and dispatch. Leveraginmakg the intelligent video analysis system based on big data, the solution can quickly and precisely extract clues from massive volumes of videos. This facilitates active prevention before incidents, quick response during incidents, and precise retrieval after incidents in public areas.