Smart City Solutions
Smart cities are being developed across the world to improve living standards and pave the way for a brighter future for a country or economy. A main objective of smart cities, of course, is to respond intelligently to the diverse requirements of different inhabitants’ ways of life, support environment protection, and enhance public security and public services, while ensuring smooth operation of business activities at the same time.
Cleary, Information Communications Technology (ICT) is the foundation of smart cities. And fittingly, network infrastructure is the engine of those smart cities. Without it, the objective of creating seamless operations in all sectors would be impossible.As we look to the future of network infrastructure and the Cloud era.
A smart city should fulfill the following 4 key criteria
- Efficient Information Sharing Huge amounts of data, covering different fields including environment monitoring, transportation, public services, public security, economic development, business operations and health services, is generated by a city every day. Processing of such data requires comprehensive information sharing and intelligent data analysis. With the use of big data analytics, a citywide public-information-sharing platform will be the core of a smart city’s architecture, enhancing efficiency of government operations and enabling inhabitants to enjoy one-stop services. The ideal solution for such a system would be facilitated via distributed data center architectures. These centers, based on virtualization and cloud computing, can converge, exchange, and analyze huge amounts of data and help ensure citywide public information sharing for the long haul.
- Citywide Broadband Service To enable seamless information access and sharing, citywide broadband service is the core basis for the development of smart cities. This need would be met by network products and solutions powered by enterprise long-term evolution technologies, delivering seamless connection services. The best technology would enable a downstream rate of up to 100 Megabits.
- Intelligent, Agile Network Infrastructure The prevalence of mobile devices enables access to networks and smart services anytime, anywhere. The deployment of an intelligent, agile network infrastructure for universal user access can address the requirements of rapid user deployment and explosive growth of connections between people and machines.The ideal solution would be based on virtualization and software-defined network (SDN) technologies. This agile network architecture and switch would meet the requirements of smooth service delivery, convenient network expansion, and easy network maintenance.
- Comprehensive Information Security A well-designed information security system enables protection of data and services, safeguarding the city’s information channels at the same time. A comprehensive information security solution should safeguard smart cities from the planning and construction phase to the service system development phase to daily operation and maintenance of the smart city. This enables governments to customize security requirements, ensuring compliance of international standards and strengthening security of technical