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Taipei in bid to become '5G city'

They will collaborate on proof-of-concept projects in areas such as smart streetlights and mobile network integration


Taipei accelerates its move to becoming a smart city
Taipei accelerates its move to becoming a smart city

Taipei City Government has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) with the aim of encouraging innovative smart city applications and to accelerate the development of 5G and IOT infrastructure.


The ‘5G and smart city application services’ document was signed by the city government’s information technology commissioner Lee Wei-bin and Chunghwa Telecom president Chen Ming-shih.

The two parties will collaborate in areas including proof of concept (PoC) projects in mobile network integration and application for smart streetlight, smart city innovative apps experiments and trials, and 5G innovative app demos and trials.


The city government has opened up its streetlights and traffic signals to installation of base stations building networks such as 5G, NB-IOT, and various types of smart sensors in the interest of promoting 5G and IOT development and expanding the coverage ratio of the respective networks.


It is anticipated this will help the development of application which allows operations such as smart lighting to help reduce carbon emission and energy consumption; traffic and pedestrian flow detection for solving traffic issues; and information feeds for connected vehicles and driverless vehicles, applications that are expected to improve efficiency of city services and to promote commercial and tourism businesses.

CHT added that through the collaboration with city hall, it will push for the integration of smart streetlights with IoT and 5G network devices.


Taipei intends to employ the IOT platform and IOC centers developed by the company to introduce key knowhow in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), big data, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and augmented reality.


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