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Yinchuan is the smart city choice for China

Yinchuan is the smart city choice for China 

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  • Government representatives said the new smart city program aims to reduce pollution in HCM, improve its economy and boost the quality
  • The market intelligence firm predicts that by 2025 smart cities may spend $1.12 trillion on deploying smart tech,
  • ‘Many may be surprised that this city was selected, but there are clear reasons why Yinchuan is the more favorable “smart city” leader than Shanghai or Beijing.
  • Piva says China is focused on creating a “repeatable pattern” that it can use to build and “roll out” a smart city.
  • Smart cities of the future will require a new way of thinking about city planning from construction to budgetary requirements.

CNN just reported that Yinchuan is on a path to be the blueprint “smart city” for all the urban metropolises across China. The city has hosted TM Forum’s Smart City InFocus conference for two years.

@RWW: Yinchuan is the smart city choice for China

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CNN just reported that Yinchuan is on a path to be the blueprint “smart city” for all the urban metropolises across China. The city has hosted TM Forum’s Smart City InFocus conference for two years.

Located in the north of China, Yinchuan, the capital of Ningxia Hui province, has a population of 1.5 million people. It is home to the annual China-Arab States Expo, making the city appear to be one of the most Arab-friendly places in China.

China is focused on informatization, industrialization and urbanization, and Yinchuan is one of China’s 193 smart city pilot projects working towards these goals.  The city is already progressive, using facial recognition systems in buses, holograms at the City Hall and solar-powered waste bins among other programs.

‘Many may be surprised that this city was selected, but there are clear reasons why Yinchuan is the more favorable “smart city” leader than Shanghai or Beijing.  A big part of it is its size.

“The problem is these cities are already too big. A blank canvas like Yinchuan can more flexibly adopt new technologies, and then ‘attract people that would otherwise have gone to Beijing or Shanghai,’” explains Carl Piva, TM Forum’s vice president of strategic programs.

Piva says China is focused on creating a “repeatable pattern” that it can use to build and “roll out” a smart city.  He also says that the West doesn’t appear to have that same focus of “rolling out” the smart cities.

Vietnam’s commercial capital, Ho Chi Minh City (HCM), is gearing up to join the ranks of the world’s smart cities. Vietnam News reported recently announced modernization plans by leaders of the city otherwise known as Saigon. Government representatives said the new smart city program aims to reduce pollution in HCM, improve its economy and boost the quality… Read more »

Smart cities may look towards open wireless standards to save billions in Internet of Things (IoT) deployment costs. Choosing open standards could cut costs by 30 percent and promote more cities to utilize IoT, according to Machina Research. The market intelligence firm predicts that by 2025 smart cities may spend $1.12 trillion on deploying smart tech,… Read more »

Smart cities of the future will require a new way of thinking about city planning from construction to budgetary requirements. But one of the most important considerations is how these new technologies will actually communicate with one-another. One of the technologies that are in development today is referred to as low-power, wide-area (LPWA). LPWA is one… Read more »

Yinchuan is the smart city choice for China