Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Huawei upgrades cloud for industrial IoT

William Payne
November 1, 2018


Chinese telecoms manufacturer Huawei has launched a new version of its IoT Cloud Service platform, which has been boosted with expanded connections, cloud services, and AI designed to provide a more powerful industrial IoT and manufacturing digitalisation offering. 

The company has also released a report, Global Industry Vision (GIV) 2025, which finds that the number of connected devices will reach 100 billion in 2025. According to the report, a large number of high-value connections will arise in the industry applications. Data generated from the awareness and perception of everything will be fully utilised by each industry to promote industrial IoT, improve industry efficiency, and boost industry upgrade.

Huawei says that the key requirements for building IoT infrastructure are to expand connections, enhance cloud services, and advance AI capabilities. 

Huawei has expanded the number of connections in its cloud platform, and has made them more more manageable and controllable in order to achieve continuous coverage, smooth evolution, security and reliability throughout the entire network. Huawei NB-IoT is designed to provide low power consumption, wide coverage, and large capacity, and to support smooth evolution to 5G. 

Huawei aims to build a mature and open ecosystem and provide end-to-end security solutions covering chipsets/OS, data transmission, and the IoT platform. The number of devices that currently connect to the Huawei IoT platform has reached 200 million worldwide, among which 90 million IoT devices are connected to China Telecom's e-Surfing Cloud, and 1 million Smart City infrastructure devices are connected around the world.