Huawei launches solution for small and medium-sized cities to address safety threats
Huawei today announced it will host 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, the company will officially launch its Safe City Compact Solution for small and medium-sized cities to address safety threats and protect citizens. Huawei also today shared 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.
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. Whilst 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 the intelligent solution will deliver core safe city capabilities such as Converged & Visualised Command, 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 the Philippines.
In line with its commitment to bring digital to every person, home and organisation 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 are critical to operational success.
“To take part in the development of Thailand 4.0, Huawei is ready to become the best partner for ICT infrastructure construction, a proactive enabler of vertical industries transformation and a booster of ICT human capital development,” said Meng Qiang, Head of Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Enterprise Business. “Huawei realises 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 we consider a fundamental element to enjoy a better quality of life,” he added.
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, which enables applications including Converged & Visualised 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 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.
Hong-Eng Koh, 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 livable cities.”
The Huawei Global Safe City Summit 2018 will gather more than 500 government officials, public safety experts, solution providers and industry analysts from across the world. Together, they will discuss how to use the idea of collaborative public safety and advanced ICT solutions to build smart safe cities around the globe.