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Huawei helps to build first ‘Smart Expressway’ in Laos

Full view of Vientiane-Vangvieng Expressway
Full view of Vientiane-Vangvieng Expressway

The first phase of the China-Laos Expressway from Vientiane to Vangvieng section (Vientiane-Vangvieng Expressway) that jointly developed by Yunnan Construction and Investment Holding Group with the cooperation of the Laos government, was officially opened recently.


Huawei employees provide technical support in the Vientiane-Vangvieng Expressway equipment room    

The completion of the project will end the history of the absence of expressways in Laos. Traveling from Vientiane to Vangvieng only takes about one hour, saving two and a half hours, and it will promote the effective development of regional resources, improve the livelihood of the Laos people along the route, deepen cooperation in socio-economic trade, and cultural exchanges.

The Vientiane to Vangvieng Expressway is the first smart expressway in Laos. Huawei cooperated with its partner, Yunnan Huayuan Electronics Co., Ltd. to build the secure, stable, and intelligent ICT platform for this smart expressway based on the global leading information and communication technology (ICT), cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and security management system. Huawei’s data communication and transmission equipment deployed along the route build a digital perception, interaction, transmission, and the application integrated solution that using big data analysis and other technical means to implement all-scenario solutions such as real-time intelligent monitoring, intelligent charging, emergency response, and decision analysis.

In 2021, the 5G network to be built in Laos will be integrated with this smart expressway. The future of 5G+AI technology will further upgrade the intelligent level of expressway and will facilitate the development of infrastructure in Laos.

The starting point of the Vientiane-Vangvieng Expressway is located in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, and the ending point, Vangvieng, is in the one of the most famous tourist cities in Laos. The opening of this expressway will greatly improve local transportation conditions, improve transportation efficiency, promote the development of economy and tourism along the way, and effectively benefit the local people. ICT technologies are playing an increasingly important role in transportation and other industries, providing the better security system and convenience for people’s lives, and it is providing a tremendous impetus for social development that we can look forward to a fully connected intelligent life.