China PATH Smart City Initiative

China PATH for Smart Cities

PATH, the Chinese Smart City initiative launched at China Smart City International Expo 2018, will help 500 Chinese cities become smart cities. The leading forces behind the PATH smart city initiative are China’s top tech companies Ping An (P), Alibaba (A), Tencent (T) and Huawei (H).

The lighthouse is Ping An, one of the most important financial groups in China, which has an integrated smart city platform and provides solutions and strategies for smart cities . Over the past decade, the company has invested approximately $ 7.34 billion in technology research in the areas of smart cognition, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud technology, and facial recognition. Each technology partner offers its own core business to empower Chinese cities in global smart city development. Alibaba will add AliPay, its online and mobile payments platform, Tencent will provide communications links, and Huawei will manufacture new smartphones and associated hardware.

The technology leaders plan to bring PATH to all 500 Chinese cities that are already planning smart city developments. This development can make China the world’s largest testing ground for smart cities. Although the US and EU have been working on smart cities for nearly a decade, China’s approach is unique in its collaboration and is guided by the strengths of China’s top technology companies. One of the tests will be the use of 5G in Beijing and other cities by telecommunications operator China Unicom, which will provide 300 of the participating cities with an NB-IoT network. China is preparing to be at the forefront of 5G development, taking smart cities and IoT to the next level.

The 2018 #smartcity initiative #PATH are #China top technology firms #PingAn (P) #Alibaba (A) #Tencent (T) and #Huawei (H) ecosystem aimed at the 500 Chinese #smartcities development. Multi-city #Shenzhen #Beijing #Hangzhou and multi-vendor collaboration: Pingan #artificialintelligence #blockchain #cloud #facialrecognition, #AliPay #mobilepayments platform, Tencent #communication #connectivity, and Huawei #smartphones #hardware to implement the world’s largest Smart City testing.

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