Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 32 | Page 58

FEATURE: SMART CITIES After more than 40 years of fast growth, it has become the third largest oil refinery centre in the world. It can produce more than 1.1 million barrels of oil every day, and its yearly industrial production capacity reaches 131 million tons. Yanbu is also facing ever-increasing pressure. For example, limited network bandwidth cannot meet the requirements of governments, enterprises, and residents, affecting office efficiency and online entertainment experiences. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// doing so, we desire to create industrial clusters, enhance collaboration between industries, expand business diversification, improve investment environments, and enhance competitiveness. operator Mobily delivered telecom infrastructures and Huawei provided ICT solutions, including smart city data centres, GSM/3G/LTE, as well as related service and operations support systems. “The vision of building a Smart Yanbu Industrial City is aligned with the ‘Vision 2030’ goal. It aims to improve the quality of life through a smart city. The wired and wireless broadband networks across the entire city were quickly constructed, providing high-speed network access services, and delivering improved network experiences for governments, industrial and residential areas. These applications improve municipal administration efficiency, enhance public safety and create a better living environment. Dr Alaa Nassif, Chief Executive Officer of RCY, said, “Today’s global competition is fierce. We hope to maintain the competitiveness of the city through our Smart City initiative. We have focused on industrial growth over the past 40 years. “We have set a series of specific goals. For example, all national transformation projects that have been planned will be on the right track; the annual smart city revenue will exceed US$66 million; the average incident response time will be less than seven minutes; annual traffic accidents will be fewer than 1,200; the optical fibre coverage rate will be greater than 59%; the free Wi-Fi coverage rate in public places will be higher than 70%; the public lighting costs will be reduced by 30%; the waste clearing efficiency will grow by 30%; and the road maintenance costs will be reduced by 20%”. “Now, we will gradually shift to more diversified sectors including entertainment, tourism, and science and technology. In RCY provided public infrastructures such as roads, buildings, power grids, water services and city optical networks. Telecom In line with ‘Vision 2030,’ the Royal Commission for Yanbu (RCY) decided to take the lead in addressing the Yanbu industrial city challenges by constructing the Smart Yanbu Industrial City. 58 INTELLIGENTCIO Huawei has provided a comprehensive portfolio of network and IT solutions (including wireless access points, routers, switches, servers, storage, and 2G/3G/4G base stations), devices such as surveillance cameras, the eSight + Network Management System (NMS) platform which uniformly manages network-wide devices, and software products provided by Huawei partners. All these help ensure that the data collected by front-end devices can be transmitted to the back-end system in a secure, stable and real- time manner for management and analysis.