Huawei seals smart city deal with Barcelona

They will collaborate on projects relating to 5G, smart city applications and digital transformation.

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Barcelona City Council has signed a Letter of Intention (LoI) to collaborate with Huawei on new technology projects in the city.

The LoI was signed during Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) this week in Barcelona.

Huawei will act as a technology partner to Barcelona in areas such as 5G, smart city applications and digital transformation.

 

Reference city

 

Jaume Collboni, Primer Tinent d’Alcalde, Barcelona City Council, said: "Collaborations such as this with Huawei reinforce Barcelona’s position as an advanced technology city, contributing to the creation of high-quality employment, and reinforcing us as a reference city in the Asian market."

 

"Our aim is to cooperate in the digital transformation of Barcelona to help make it the most innovative city in Europe."

 

He added: "This adds to the more than 200 technology companies that have moved to the city in recent years, which highlights the importance of economic promotional work carried out by Barcelona in Asia to help us become a strategic partner in business projects.”

 

Barcelona’s transformation

 

Sun Fuyou, Vice President of Huawei’s Enterprise Business Group, commented: “Spain is a very important market for Huawei. We established our business here 18 years ago and our commitment to contribute to the growth of the digital economy has only become stronger. We have a very close relationship with Barcelona, a city that welcomes us every year to showcase our most innovative technologies at the Mobile World Congress and the Smart City Expo World Congress.

 

“Our aim is to cooperate in the digital transformation of Barcelona to help make it the most innovative city in Europe.”

 

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