Huawei addressed crucial role of technology in public safety at ‘Global Emergency Telecommunications 2016’ in Kuwait

"Mohammad Allataifeh, Director of Public Safety & Safe City, Huawei"

Mohammad Allataifeh

First held in 2007 with the title, “Global Forum on Effective Use of Telecommunications/ICT for Disaster Management: Saving Lives”, the ITU Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications has evolved to become the main global event focusing on emergency telecommunications and climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Forum brings together delegates from all over the world, ranging from Government Ministers to Regulators, national disaster management stakeholders, lead academicians, private sector leaders, United Nations entities and non-governmental organizations.

Huawei has also addressed how public and private sectors can leverage the latest technology to provide more effective public safety services for citizens. These discussions took center stage at the Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications (GET), held 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.

Discussions were 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.

As part of the GET 2016 event agenda, a delegation of Huawei experts Kuwait to highlighted its understanding and expertise in utilizing innovative ICT to make Safe Cities smarter. Huawei also demonstrated 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 hosted 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 delivered 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 showcased its Safe City solution comprising solutions that included 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.