BARCELONA, Spain, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Huawei customers were recognized for their outstanding Smart City achievements and have won or were finalists for esteemed awards at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 (SCEWC). Shenzhen in China won the Safe City Award with its Smart Transportation project, and Yanbu in Saudi Arabiawon the Data and Technology Award with its Smart City project. In addition, Weifang in China was one of the finalists for the City Award with its Smart City 3.0 project, while Cameroon was nominated for the Innovation Idea Award with its solar energy project. These cities have all leveraged Huawei's Smart City solutions customized to meet city management needs across different regions and at different levels of development. The solutions drive digital transformation to improve city administration, create sustainable economies and enable efficient public services.
With 309 entries from 58 countries for this year's World Smart City Awards, the competition is greater than ever, reflecting the diversity and innovation of Smart City development across the world.
Yan Lida, President of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said: "The ultimate goals of a Smart City are to enable good governance, promote industry development and deliver benefits for the people. Together with our customers and partners, we are moving towards achieving these goals by improving city governance and service capabilities, helping to develop the local economy and stimulate innovation, and making cities more livable. Drawing from the world's best Smart City practices, we have found that success is driven by Smart City development being a priority for the government, having a strong and capable Smart City project team, long-term and stable investment, and working with a leading digital partner that helps design top-level plans to address governmental needs and has an open and robust ecosystem. We are honored that Huawei has gained the trust of our customers and become their preferred partner for Smart City development. Leveraging leading new ICT such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence to build a unified IoT platform, communications platform, cloud data center and smart command center, Huawei creates a nervous system for a Smart City, which enables the Smart City to become a living organism that grows sustainably and constantly evolves. We would like to congratulate Shenzhen and Saudi Arabia on receiving World Smart City Awards 2017, and we look forward to working with more cities to help them realize their Smart City dreams."
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