When IoT Meets 5G

- Nov 29, 2019-

From the perspective of technology applications, 3G and 4G have not escaped the category of traditional communications. Unlike 5G, 5G is not a simple function upgrade or extension based on 4G. Although 5G provides individual users with at least 10 times the peak rate of 4G, millisecond-level transmission delays and 100 billion-level connection capabilities, the main use is still in the commercial area. Including support for many different business networking applications, such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and immersive gaming. It will provide support for smart IoT systems such as industry 4.0, smart cities, telemedicine and education, and smart cars.


When IoT meets 5G


At present, the development of the Internet of Things market has entered a fast-growing stage from its initial stage. According to data from the Institute of Foresight Research, as of 2016, the size of China's Internet of Things market was about 960 billion yuan. The agency also predicts that the size of China's Internet of Things market is expected to exceed 150 million yuan in 2018. According to IDC's analysis, there are currently 9 billion connected devices in the world, and it is predicted that by 2020, more than 25 billion devices will be connected to the world, and there will be 4.4 billion online users.


What will happen when the Internet of Things meets 5G? According to a 5G economic report commissioned by Qualcomm and commissioned by a third-party research institution, in 2035, 5G will support a wide range of industries, bringing US $ 12 trillion worth of products and services, and the 5G value chain alone can generate 35,000. Billion dollar output value. It can be imagined that once 5G technology is mature and gradually scaled up for commercial use, it will surely inject greater momentum into the development of IoT-related industries. The next few years will be a crucial period for the Internet of Things to create new development opportunities and momentum for enterprises. So, how are the IoT cloud vendors closely related to 5G in this industry change, how to find innovation opportunities and meet the challenges of the industry's great development. What are the different development paths and future development possibilities that can be explored?


Connected to managed IoT cloud services


Although the deployment of some LPWANs in China has been completed, in the field of IoT, there are still a large number of devices that still operate in environments with poor network coverage, resulting in instability in the connection of IoT devices, so data transmission stability will cause loss of data transmission. Parameters such as packet, bit error, and noise. The commercialization of 5G, with its high speed and low latency, will effectively solve current problems.


At the same time, the scale, diversity and real-time nature of IoT data will push back the development and upgrade of IoT cloud platforms. Take CV IoT Cloud as an example. First, it jointly launched a 4G LTE IoT card with three major domestic operators, with a maximum communication rate of 300M / S, achieving stable and high-speed connection with hundreds of millions of terminals. Massive and concurrent terminal data uplinks have brought a full upgrade in the cloud. At this stage, the VC & IMP cloud platform is improving in CMP & DMP connection management and equipment management functions. The cloud platform integrates functions such as device connection, device remote management and maintenance, tariff management, connection configuration and fault management, user management, data analysis, and operation services, forming a relatively complete cloud platform service system.


With the rapid development of cloud computing and big data, big data has become an important strategic asset for enterprises. According to statistics from IDC, China's data storage capacity will reach about 39 ZB by 2020. The analysis of massive unstructured data and processing requirements have played an important catalytic role in the development of the IoT Cloud Platform. How to mine such a large amount of big data and help realize the digital innovation and application of enterprises. This is the only way for cloud platforms to develop services in depth from connection management services.


Relying on big data, integrating the development needs of enterprise users and providing users with standardized or customized industry solutions are gradually emerging. Taking China Mobile's OneNet platform as an example, in addition to providing hardware community services for makers and startups, it also provides PaaS services and customized development solutions for key industries. As a company serving the B-side, Zhongchuang Wulian Cloud provides users with different scenarios and customized development and vertical application services to improve the platform's coverage. Including SDK comprehensive capability development, third-party API interface, data storage, data analysis, visual data platform, etc.


At the China Mobile Global Partner Conference in November last year, China Mobile officially launched the "139 Cooperation Plan." That is 1 NB-IoT Internet of Things, 3 industry alliances (5G Lianchuang Center, Digital Home Alliance, Internet of Things Alliance); 9 capabilities include communication service capabilities, unified authentication, and packet payment, intelligent voice cloud, and credit analysis Wait. By joining hands with industry partners, we will build a super ecosystem of the Internet of Things. In the era of the Internet of Everything, it is also an exploration to integrate the upstream and downstream resources of the IoT industry, including the product portfolio of IoT terminals, NB-IoT and cloud platforms, to accelerate the development of the entire IoT industry and the implementation of solutions.


And through multi-domain and cross-region joint collaboration, ZChuang IoT Cloud has opened its network connection, operation and maintenance and other capabilities to many cooperating companies, further accelerating the popularization of IoT technology in various IoT vertical application fields. "Only if both parties uphold an open and win-win attitude can the value of the platform be maximized," according to the person in charge of Zhongchuang Wulian Cloud. In the future, it will also open up capabilities including cloud services, big data analysis and forecasting, and joint promotion to promote the implementation of IoT solutions, so as to realize the sharing of opportunities in multiple fields and ecological win-win.


The advent of the 5G era is a good thing for the development of the Internet of Things industry. In the Internet era, cloud computing, the Internet of things, and big data are all future development trends. The introduction of the Internet of Things cloud platform will integrate and enhance the data management of devices. In order to improve the enterprise's ability on big data, the device management and user data analysis are performed through the IoT cloud platform, and deeper understanding of users through big data improves the user experience.