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Huawei Pushes IoT And Big Data At Safe City Summit 2016, Dubai


Huawei Pushes IoT And Big Data At Safe City Summit 2016, Dubai

Huawei’s Safe City Summit 2016 held at Dubai from 17-18 May, 2016 discussed various aspects by which Big Data, The Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing can be utilized for safe city developments.


The keynote address at the Summit was delivered by Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, who shared the smart city successes of Dubai Police.

“We currently provide 115 smart services that the public can access and avail from without having to visit any police center or related administrations,” Al Mazeina said,

At the Summit, Huawei launched a global whitepaper titled ‘Safe Cities: A Revolution Driven By NEW ICT’, which was developed in association with HIS that highlights global trends in safe city adoption and outlines the technologies that are making safe cities possible.

It has detailed about video surveillance, LTE and command and control solutions that form the backbone of a safe city infrastructure.

Commenting on the whitepaper, Thomas Lynch, Director, IHS Critical Communications Group, said, “Data, connectivity and interoperability serve as the basis for a consolidated IT platform that provides such capability while providing better situational awareness to the various stakeholders tasked with ensuring the public wellbeing.”

The Summit also conducted conduct workshops for regional and international guests on how Huawei’s new ICT solutions are helping cities become safer.

These solutions are split across six main solution offerings: Convergent Command Center, private Cloud-Based Intelligent Video Surveillance, Smart Road Safety, 4G Mission-Critical Broadband Trunking, Agile Communication Network and Secured Cloud Data Center solution.

“New technologies are reshaping the safe City infrastructure. We believe that visualization and convergence are important components of Safe City solutions. The eLTE based broadband trunking systems is just one example of innovation that different field agencies can leverage where they have access to voice, video and data in one single device.” said Edwin Diender, vice President of Government & Public Utilities sector of Huawei.

Huawei has successfully implemented solutions worldwide for Public Safety in 100+ cities in more than 30 countries.


Ria Lakshman. V is a lead news writer at The Telecom Times. She studied Journalism at Manipal School of Communication and proceeded to work in newspapers and magazines, with technology as her focus area. Passionate about Telecommunications sector, her move to 'The Telecom Times' was a natural choice. Alongside, she also writes for Telecom Talk, where she covers news and tech commentaries in the sector of telecom. In the free time, Ria loves to go camping, read books, or sketch illustrations. She also runs a local design studio and promotes eco-friendly crafts. Ria can be found sharing her knowledge and insights on Twitter.



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