2025: Welcome to the Smart City
2025: Welcome to the Smart City of Shenzhen. The city features super Wi-Fi, big data, Internet of Things technology, and everything is interconnected. It connects people, information, resources, and services to create a green and comfortable ecosystem. Shenzhen includes Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applications centered on cloud computing, new business models created by intelligent robots, portable devices to change lives, and a number of futuristic VR devices.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is driving industry and creating a new urban revolution. Smart communication and smart transport mean a new city life with more efficiency, openness, and agility. The ICT era is here filled with new technology, new services, and new business models. It has led to a people-oriented, organic ecosystem with data at its source.
Information and Communication Technology
A smart city fully implements the new generation of information technology in all industries, connecting the entire city’s operating system. It is the next generation and an advanced model of innovative cities in knowledge-based society. There are two forces behind the acceleration of smart cities. The first is the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and mobile Internet. The second is the innovative and open smart ecosystem. The result is a city with comprehensive sensing, extensive Internet coverage, smart integrated apps, and people-oriented sustainable innovation. The Internet of Things is a new development trend in the smart era after computers and the Internet. Chips are integrated into every object in our daily lives, so all independent objects are interconnected using the Internet, smart sensing, and recognition technology.
The Asia Pacific Smart City Development Summit Forum was held on November 17. Top enterprises such as IDG, Qualcomm, Huawei, ZTE, and HiScene, and the Australian Commercial Counsellor assembled in Shenzhen. The focus was on the development and trend of smart cities in Asia Pacific. The rapid development of smart cities was discussed leading to a depth brainstorming session.
Huawei has created a comprehensive solution to smart cities, with the theme entitled “Leading New ICT, Make Cities Smarter”. It has built an open, efficient, and green cloud data center, established a new ICT open platform and a big data service platform, and has proposed the “1+2+1” IoT solution. This supports developers in quickly establishing a business and helps the smart sensing and interconnectivity of all things in smart cities.
Huawei, the leading provider of smart city solutions and wireless technology supporting the IoT era, has independently researched and developed the world’s first ND-IoT chip. It also provides wireless technology to support robots, VR, and new types of automobiles, as well as communication technology oriented to the IoT and the fifth generation mobile communication (5G). Huawei will employ open technology to establish a set of infrastructure for the IoT era.
Beijing and Shanghai are listed winners of the Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA) released by IDC 2016. Beijing’s “Smart Education” and Shanghai’s “Cultural Cloud” won top prizes, with outstanding performance among cities with electronic services. In the future, communication and technology will be integrated into city development strategies all over the world, and the development of intelligent engineering will continue to create smart cities.
How new ICT can be used in the future to build smart cities has become a pressing issue. New ICT, such as cloud computing, IoT, and big data will effectively solve the conflict between people and resources that occurs during urbanization. The cloud and IoT are converged and shared, and information resources are integrated for the development of cities. Big data supports efficient and accurate decision making to provide enterprises and society with timely, efficient, and smart information services. Cities of the future will be a dynamic and green destination for living, and developing career and business.
The world is entering the smart city era and China is rising to become the world’s largest emerging economy. We are heading from “Made in China” to “Created in China”. Shenzhen is China’s most innovative city. It is one of the most developed cities in the world and by the year 2025 in China, Shenzhen is set to become a smart, truly international city.