Huawei Unveils +AI Digital Platform For Smart Cities

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Huawei’s +AI Digital Platform combines AI, IoT, big data, geographic information system, video cloud and converged communications resources

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Huawei has unveiled its new smart cities digital platform based on leading new ICT including artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), big data and cloud.

The Chinese networking giant said its +AI Digital Platform connects the entire city nervous system – the ‘brain’ (command center), ‘central nervous system’ (network), and ‘peripheral nervous system’ (sensors).

At the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) 2018, Huawei and its global partners demonstrated solutions based on the platform covering municipal management, public safety,environmental protection, transportation, government, education, and agriculture.

“Just like an operating system, the platform is compatible with different city sensors, creates a city digital twin, and supports diverse city applications,” said Ma Yue, Vice President of Huawei Enterprise Business Group.

He added, “Huawei’s Digital Platform is highly efficient and open to facilitate collaboration with ecosystem partners. It also offers top-level design, integration, operations, service application, and other capabilities required for effective smart city development.”

Core technology of Huawei’s +AI Digital Platform

AI is at the core of the platform which integrates IoT, big data, Geographic Information System (GIS), video cloud and converged communications resources.

Huawei’s Digital Platform for smart cities has comprehensive components and capabilities at the Platform as a Service (PaaS) layer including IoT, big data, GIS, video cloud, converged communications, AI, and information security. The platform also includes an industry enablement platform that integrates these capabilities.

The company has also developed a middleware platform to provide services to software application partners. This is designed to help application partners quickly develop upper-layer applications to accelerate transformation and innovation in city management, city services, and industry development.

Huawei said its smart cities solution has now been deployed across more than 160 cities in 40 nations.

Longjam Dineshwori

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