Ericsson, Arup team for HK smart city study

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Ericsson will work with multinational professional services firm Arup on a smart city feasibility study that would support the Hong Kong government’s vision of developing the territory into a smart and sustainable city.

The study focuses on transforming Kowloon East, a 488-hectare district, into an additional Central Business District of Hong Kong to support its economic growth and strengthen its global competitiveness.

Ericsson said the scope of the study spans a wide range of subjects that include formulating a smart city framework, implementation strategy and a business model that later can be expanded to cover the rest of Hong Kong.

It will also advise on centralized digital infrastructure and cyber security to support the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data applications.

"We believe the partnership is the key success factor for any city project. We are driving or engaging in many major projects together with industry partners, city authorities, international organizations and academia to deliver best-in-class solutions for smart and sustainable cities around the world," said Paul Bergström, Head of Ericsson Hong Kong & Macau.

Wilfred Lau, Director at Arup, said the company is  honored to be appointed by the Hong Kong government as the lead consultant of the 18-month feasibility study.

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