Huawei has also announced plans to build a joint innovation centre in the German city
The city of Duisburg in Germany has signed a memo of understanding (MoU) with global information and communications technology solutions company, Huawei, to work together on smart city development.
Duisburg Mayor Sören Link and Wang Yonggang, CFO of Huawei’s enterprise business group, signed the MoU and, with this declaration of intent, both partners will begin work to make Duisburg an innovative and digitalised Western European model city.
Huawei has also announced plans to build a joint innovation centre in Duisburg. The city, located in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region, will benefit directly from innovations developed at the centre. Plans already include expansion of the Duisburg’s WLAN network to include the city zoo and public transport. In education, the focus will be on the intelligent classroom with wi-fi and broadband connections for Duisburg schools.
Other plans under discussion range from intelligent street lamps, supply networks and traffic management, to cloud-based eGovernment solutions that simplify public access for citizens. In addition, Huawei will offer its experience and solutions in 5G LTE technology and wireless broadband networks, which are required for autonomous driving, smart logistics and Industry 4.0.
Ultimately, the goal is to develop innovative ideas and solutions that use new technologies to enhance the quality of life in Duisburg and make the city more attractive to residents, business and investors. Huawei explained that this should be done with an ecosystem that includes local and international partners, municipal invested companies and exchanges among local research institutions and universities.
To exploit the potential in the areas of supply, infrastructure and traffic, in particular, Duisburger Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH (DVV) and DU-IT GmbH as municipal subsidiaries are responsible for the coordination and management of a number of planned projects.
"Innovative technologies are the key to meeting the challenges of the future,“ said Lord Mayor Sören Link. “We want to exploit the opportunities offered by digitisation to improve the quality of life in the city and promote economic growth. At the same time, we are further expanding our relations with a global player from China with this cooperation. We are an attractive partner city for international companies, employees and students.”
Currently, Huawei’s smart city solutions serve over 120 cities in more than 40 countries around the globe.
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