Veolia and Huawei have just signed in Shanghaï a cooperation agreement to optimize the Smart Cities market. The Chinese digital equipment giant and the world leader in urban services will work together to improve the quality of service in relation to the Internet of Things, opening up new prospects for the smart city.
Veolia is leader in delivering services to cities, including water management, waste collection and recycling, and energy services, and recently added to its portfolio two products to address the Smart Cities needs: Urban Pulse for citizens and Urban Board for mayors.
Huawei is leader in designing, developing and manufacturing telecommunication products for Telecom carriers and connected devices for facilities and end users, and recently was a major contributor to the Internet of Things standard.
The rising of the Internet of Things is giving cities new opportunities to be more efficient, more resilient, more inclusive, and more good-living, ie: Smarter.
Through this cooperation, Veolia and Huawei will be able to design enhanced services thanks to a complete vision, from chipset level to customer requirements, and so will bring to Smart Cities and Citizens the excellence of services managed by Veolia and his ecosystem, boosted by the technology developed by Huawei.
Designed to help cities operate more efficiently, and provide better service to citizens, these innovative solutions enable them to address some of their most pressing needs and make cities better places to live for their residents.
Veolia group is the global leader in optimised resource management. With over 174 000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In 2015, the Veolia group supplied 100 million people with drinking water and 63 million people with wastewater service, produced 63 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 42.9 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €25 billion in 2015. www.veolia.com
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Driven by responsible operations, ongoing innovation, and open collaboration, we have established a competitive ICT portfolio of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud computing. Our ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. With more than 170,000 employees, Huawei is committed to enabling the future information society, and building a Better Connected World. www.huawei.com
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