As industry leaders gathered at the ‘Internet of Things Expo’ 2015 to discuss the impact of IoT, Huawei, a global ICT solutions provider, demonstrated how the development of next-generation Mobile Broadband Networks can help transform cities.
As citizens realize the benefits of widespread and fast device connectivity through the ‘Internet of Things’, Huawei believes that cities will increasingly rely on mobile broadband as a key enabler of Smart City services in many areas; from government to transportation, utilities, education and healthcare.
Huawei exhibited a number of leading edge IoT solutions to address real world challenges for everything from connected transportation to energy management & big data applications. Huawei showcased its latest technology development in 4.5G for addressing next generation IoT applications.
The event also included a small cell briefing, where Huawei discussed factors driving mobile network demand. Speaking at the event Huawei’s Regional Vice President for Smart Cities & IoT, Safder Nazir, explored how the Internet of Things is helping to make cities smarter.
“The Internet of Things is the future of our increasingly digitized world and at Huawei we believe that mobile broadband networks are central to driving value creation for consumers, businesses and governments. We see the potential for the Middle East region to lead the way in IoT deployment and hence we are starting to trail our latest Cellular IoT (C-IoT) within the region,” said Safder Nazir.
“The region is becoming increasingly city-centric and the cities of the future will need to become more intelligent through connecting and sensing more things that can positively transform the way in which citizens and businesses experience the world,” continued Nazir.
In 2014, Huawei invested approximately 14% of its annual revenue ($46.5Bn) in research and development, allowing Huawei to innovate the latest technologies to create a better connected world. This innovation is recognized with Huawei being listed in the 2014 Thomson Routers Top 100 Global Innovators list, and lands Huawei in Interbrand’s Top 100 Best Global Brands
Huawei showcase solutions can be found at IoTx on stand 17 at the World Trade Center Exhibition Center in Dubai.