Brocade Communications Systems Inc. has announced its full support to develop the Hong Kong SAR into a smart city. The US-based provider of networking solutions made the announcement following the recent address to the legislative council of Hong Kong by the SAR's Finance Secretary John Tang.
In his address, Secretary Tang reaffirmed the SAR government's commitment to building such a city. Among the initiatives to be taken in this regard are: the doubling of the number of Wifi hot spots in the city; the further digitalisation of government operations; (possible) provision of digital identities to all Hong Kong residents; a study into the possibility of a wider use of the Internet of things; the provision of digital identities to Hong Kong residents to enable development of a common, shared and safe platform for delivery of electronic health records, e-cheques and other services.
In responding to these announced initiatives, Brocade Communications Systems' Managing Director for Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, Franklin Sze, affirmed his company's full endorsement of the plan.
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