Over 500 smart cities are to be built within this year

2017-04-07 860 times

There are now 290 cities listed on the national smart city pilot program. Over 300 cities signed smart city construction agreement with Tencent, Ant Financial and three tele-com operators. It is estimated that there will be more than 500 smart cities under construction within this year.


Presently, China has published 290 pilot smart cities. By the end of March 2017, more than 500 cities have brought up the smart city construction in the “Thirteen’s Five Year Plan” including 95% sub-province cities and 83% prefecture cities.


It is reported that Hu-Hang-Yong high way has become the first “Internet+ transportation” high way through cooperation with Alipay and CGB. According to the operation manager in Hu-Hang-Yong high way Co., Ltd, there are more than 40 thousand vehicles crossing the high way each day. In the past, cash transaction was adopted, which took a long time from parking, getting card and paying. It was also unsafe for those truck drivers who had to pass through none-ETC. With the application of mobile payment, time is saved for vehicles passing through the toll station.


According to Wu Hequan, the Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, the smart city construction consists of basic infrastructure construction, data processing facilities construction and service platform construction. Those construction relates to tele-communication enterprises, system integration enterprises, data collection and analysis enterprises, tele-communication operators and data service enterprises. With the perfection of smart city construction, different smart city application will be implemented and benefit the entire IT industry.