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Hexagon AB, a Swedish information technology firm, has announced a strategic partnership with Huawei, the Chinese technology company, to deliver what the multi-nationals call smart city solutions.

With the majority of the world’s population living in cities, Hexagon and Huawei say they are working together to meet this safety and infrastructure challenges, integrating Huawei’s communications hardware with Hexagon’s safety and infrastructure software. The combination is aimed at inter-agency collaboration and uses big data analytics to better predict, prepare for, and respond to urban aa challenges.

From Huawei comes technologies from its Safe City portfolio such as high-definition video surveillance, broadband trunking and IP-based conference calling systems. Hexagon’s emergency response, utilities management and transportation software solution portfolio, which includes computer-aided dispatch, will provide the backbone.

Ola Rollén, Hexagon President and CEO, said: “Huawei’s technologies, expertise and global coverage, especially in emerging market areas, nicely complement our ability to deliver smart city solutions to law enforcement, government, security personnel and other public service agencies around the world.”

And Yan Lida, president of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said: “Safety, including efficient response to crisis management, will continue to be a key challenge for urban management, especially in developing economies that are stimulating population movement into these areas. Together with Hexagon, the global authority on safety and infrastructure solutions, our extensive ICT technologies that help architect Safe City infrastructure will help make societies safer.”


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