Huawei looking to create a ‘nervous system’ of smart cities with new release
Huawei, along with Weifeng City, has developed a model based on Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) and Huawei OceanConnect IoT platform, and is also planning to create a “nervous system” of smart cities.
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.