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Enabling smart city

Jannatul Islam

7 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Enabling smart city

Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment (ZTE) Corporation has introduced smart city solution to improve people’s living standard.

The Chinese technology giant aims to transform the municipal government from management-oriented to service-oriented, which means the overnment can quickly respond to emergencies.

Besides, the solution will also bring a relieve urban problems such as traffic jam and environmental pollution and build up a sound municipal economy structure,.

The service may improve citizens’ sense of well-being and security, achieving harmonious and sustainable development and enhancing regional influence.

Smart City is such a system that is a new model of city planning, construction, management, and service and is indispensable for solving above problems.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina envisioned the Digital Bangladesh programme a decade ago which is now leading the country towards a knowledge-based economy.

Bangladesh has the vision to transform different cities including Dhaka and Khulna into smart ones.

It means there will be improvement of services, such as solid waste management, road-footpath-median, street lights, markets, traffic signals, parks, playgrounds, graveyards-cemeteries, community centers, gymnasium, library, mosquito control, food and sanitation, EPI and disinfection activities, city beautification activities and  introduce some advanced technologies into all aspects of the city, which can make life easier for citizens.

As a leader in the process of establishing the smart city, ZTE is not only an important participant but also a promoter in global smart city construction. ZTE's industry-leading Smart Yinchuan solution already sets a role model to the world.

In the process of transformation, ZTE is capable of transplanting the successful case of Yinchuan into Bangladesh as well. Yinchuan has built its own smart industrial zone, which is referred as one of the first of its kind in China.

The Chinese tech firm committed to building smart city with efficient urban management, full-time public services, and green economic development.

The solution is built based on the concept of pervasive connection, great service, high intelligence and comprehensive ecosystem.

Pervasive connection features high bandwidth, low-latency, and mass-connection basic networks based on fifth generation (5G) networking or LTE and IOT technologies.

Meanwhile, it also involves cloudified, multi-active, and converged distributed IT architecture based on cloud computing and SDN technologies.

Based on pervasive connection, high intelligence means faster, more powerful, and more accurate smart data analysis platform that empowers big data , AI-enabled analysis and mining, and then provides analysis results for various applications to create more value. And above high intelligence is the comprehensive ecosystem.

ZTE not only provides Internet Plus government service, emergency response, digital city management, smart tourism and smart environmental protection businesses but also creates a digital transformation ecosystem to collaborate with other vendors to make innovations and provides all kinds of useful applications for cities.

In the last few years, smart cities have grown and expanded all around the world. Sustainable change relies on building systems so that everyone can collaborate and cooperate on improving the quality of life and the smart city can provide with the amenities that truly can facilitate the building of that system.

ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers.

As part of ZTE’s strategy, the company is committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK or A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE sells its products and services in more than 160 countries.

ZTE has so far obtained 25 commercial 5G contracts in major 5G markets such as Europe, Asia Pacific and MEA (Middle East and Africa). ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in international standard-setting organizations.

 

Jannatul Islam is with Daily Sun. He can be reached at [email protected]

 


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