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Huawei to Address Crucial Role of Technology in Public Safety at ‘Global Emergency Telecommunications 2016′ in Kuwait

Huawei – a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider – is set to address how public and private sectors can leverage the latest technology to provide more effective public safety services for citizens. These discussions are taking center stage at the Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications (GET) from 26-28 January 2016.

Cities across the Middle East, including Kuwait, are placing greater emphasis on intelligent public safety solutions for incident prevention, emergency response and video-analysis, all of which are powered by more reliable communication systems & devices.

The three day GET 2016 event, which is organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and hosted by the Government of Kuwait, serves as an international platform to discuss international Emergency Telecommunication policy and disaster risk reduction topics.

Discussions will be held on pertinent topics such as disaster preparedness, the Smart Sustainable Development Model initiative, the role of partnerships and financing, alongside country case studies and new developments in technology and innovation.

Eng. Hameed H. Al-Qattan, Undersecretary, Ministry of Communications in Kuwait said: “The Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications acts as an important platform for government entities to explore essential yet innovative technology available that can ensure a smarter and safer city. ICT has the power to provide a more connected city, where citizens and visitors can enjoy the city’s facilities in a safe and secure environment. We value Huawei’s contribution to the advancement of the ICT sector in the country and recognize its commitment to working closely with government entities in the region to reinforce measures for a safer city.

As part of the GET 2016 event agenda, a delegation of Huawei experts will be in Kuwait to highlight its understanding and expertise in utilizing innovative ICT to make Safe Cities smarter. Huawei will also be demonstrating how the government and local organizations in Kuwait can mitigate public safety challenges and enable a smarter Kingdom with the use of its Public Safety ICT solutions.

Huawei emerging technologies such as Video cloud, big data analytics and Software-Defined-Networking (SDN) can help to provide more secure and flexible solution that accommodates future requirements, support more agile business and improve operation capabilities for public safety.

At the event Joe So, Huawei’s Chief Technology Officer for Industry Solutions will be hosting a session on the first day of the event on ‘Trends and emerging technological innovations in disaster risk reduction and management.’ Mohammad Allataifeh, Director of Public Safety & Safe City, Huawei, Enterprise, Middle East will also deliver a session on ‘Challenges in deploying ICT solutions for disaster response’.

“Cities across the region are already becoming more intelligent, interconnected and changing the ways that citizens, governments and businesses interact. Guaranteeing public safety through more integrated and innovative communication technology is essential for agencies that are responsible for the lives of its citizens and workforce,” said Mohammad Allataifeh Director of Public Safety & Safe City, Huawei, Enterprise, Middle East. “To meet these shared ambitions for the future, we look forward to being able to exchange and share our insight on what we believe is our vision for safer cities. With our commitment to helping governments across the region, we believe that technology innovation that is open, agile, provides mission critical communication support and are highly secured form key components of ensuring Public Safety.”

Huawei are partners with prominent global entities who together, work on providing end-to-end public safety solutions for government and private sector organizations. Under the umbrella of Huawei’s Public Safety technology portfolio, the ICT provider will showcase its Safe City solution comprising solutions that include its Emergency Command Control Systems, Intelligent Surveillance Systems (IVS), Vehicle Management System encompassing infrastructural solutions, 4G/eLTE Broadband Trunking Solution and  Big Data Analysis System.

To date, Huawei has successfully implemented solutions worldwide to help build greater levels of Public Safety for more than 60 cities in more than 30 countries serving more than four million citizens.

Huawei Public Safety ICT solutions portfolio highlights:
Huawei’s innovative Safe City solution ensures better situational awareness and improves agencies capabilities. Before an incident happens for instance, the solution is installed with smart sensors and 360-degree omni-protection capabilities. When the incident takes place, the solution also has smart decision-making capabilities that help to increase response rates. After an incident happens, the solution provides smart clue analyzing capabilities that result in improving levels of efficiency when it comes to solving each case.

Intelligent Surveillance systems (IVS) form a critical component of Safe City solutions and require secure, searchable, and efficient storage. Huawei’s Video Cloud Surveillance (VCN) Huawei Video Content Management (VCM) Solutions supports video sharing across departments and regions, enabling remote access, online query and browsing, and fast clue and smart evidence collection.

Huawei’s advanced and cutting edge 4G LTE-based Broadband Trunking solution supports Mobile Emergency and Critical Communications that helps governments improve incident prevention, management, multi-media dispatching and rescue operations – maintaining greater levels of public safety.

Emergency Command Control Systems form the core of the entire Safe city solution. Converging multi-source information into a common operating picture in a centralized single location, the solution maximizes operational efficiency ensuring that everything is sensible and accessible everywhere and anytime. This will help to overcome the big challenge of emergency handling by delivering the right information to the right people at the right time in the right way.

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