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Narrow-band Internet of Things speeds up business Manual water meter will become history

- May 17, 2018 -

Narrow-band Internet of Things speeds up business Manual water meter will become history


Introduction: The Internet of Things is a revolutionary development of the information industry following computer, Internet, and mobile communications. The national “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan” outline clearly states that it is necessary to promote interconnection, resource sharing, and application collaboration among applications in different industries and fields of the Internet of Things, promote the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries, increase information consumption and people’s livelihood service capabilities, and enhance cities and society. Management level.

The narrow-band Internet of Things, with its strong penetration, wide coverage, low power consumption, large connectivity, and low cost, is being applied to more life scenes in Chinese cities. "Systems such as shared bicycles, street lamps, meter reading and parking, medical, environmental protection, security, and sports industries can all use narrow-band Internet of Things for intelligent management and application," said Wu Jianping, deputy director of Wuxi City Economic and Information Commission.

Wu Jianping made the above introduction at the first forum on the construction and development of narrow-band Internet of Things held in Wuxi recently. The symposium was jointly organized by China Telecom and Wuxi City Economic and Information Commission. Experts at the meeting discussed the important development opportunities in the Internet of Things industry under the guidance of the policy and how the Internet of Things changed the production and life of the people.

The Internet of Things is another revolutionary development in the information industry following computer, Internet, and mobile communications. The national “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan” outline clearly states that it is necessary to promote interconnection, resource sharing, and application collaboration among applications in different industries and fields of the Internet of Things, promote the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries, increase information consumption and people’s livelihood service capabilities, and enhance cities and society. Management level.

Wuxi is one of the pilot cities for the development of China's Internet of Things. In response to the policy requirements, Wuxi implemented the "two-pronged approach", focused on the infrastructure construction of the Internet of Things, and focused on market applications, resulting in a lot of exploration and innovation achievements.

In terms of infrastructure construction, Wu Jianping said that Wuxi has gradually established a platform for the development of the Internet of Things industry that integrates production, R&D, manufacturing, and application. It has served 1267 enterprises and created an annual revenue of 204.5 billion yuan, which is “made in China. 2025”, smart city construction, smart manufacturing, etc. provide Internet of things technology support.

It is reported that China Telecom has invested 200 million yuan for five months, and successfully built nearly 2,000 NB-IoT base stations, helping Wuxi establish the nation’s first commercial NB-IoT network with the largest coverage in the whole country. With an area of more than 4628 square kilometers, it serves 6.53 million local permanent residents and hundreds of party and government forces as well as various types of enterprises and scientific research institutions.

"On the basis of improving the infrastructure infrastructure of the Internet of Things, Wuxi also cooperated with Huawei, Nokia, Jiangsu Provincial Posts and Telecommunications Design Institute and other related entities to actively increase the application conversion rate of the Internet of Things technology and promote the expansion of market application." China Telecom Wuxi Branch Party committee secretary and general manager Zhang Hualin said.

The media interview group visited Wuxi Little Swan Co., Ltd. According to Tang Wenye’s photo at the symposium, NB-IoT networks can be used for intelligent management of shared bicycles, street lights, meter reading and parking systems in daily life.

The so-called NB-IoT is based on the Narrow Band Internet of Things (Narrow Band Internet of Things), with strong penetration, wide coverage, low power consumption, large connectivity, low cost and other characteristics, is an important foundation for the development of the Internet of Things. The 800MHz ultra-low frequency band currently adopted by Wuxi City can easily cover elevators, underground garages and other places, and the network power consumption is extremely low. A single AA battery can allow the equipment to work for a maximum of several years.

“The access of narrow-band Internet of Things technology has enabled 6 million Little Swan washing machines to rely on the networking rate of 2G and 3G networks, and jumped from the previous 15% to more than 90%, greatly improving the utilization of the built-in network module of Little Swan washing machines. "Xu Pengcheng, deputy general manager of Wuxi Little Swan Co., Ltd., said that the narrow-band Internet of Things technology has effectively improved consumers' product user experience and achieved more success in saving water and electricity.

Qian Xiaoming, general manager of Wuxi Water Supply Corporation, introduced that the narrow-band Internet of Things can also play a role in water management. “The residents install water meters using the NB-IoT Internet of Things technology. The water data will be automatically transmitted to the water company without the need for staff to copy the water. The table will save manpower and construction costs and prevent the leakage of the official website. In the near future, more than 600 water meters will be deployed in the small town of Hongshan Internet of Things."

Li Qingyun, the founder of the hunting platform for electric bikes, told reporters that some vehicles in the hunting club have also used the narrow-band Internet of Things technology. The signals are stable, and the pain points that are easily blocked by common networks are solved.

According to Tan Weizhong, Director of the Center for Internet of Things of China Telecom Wuxi Branch, there are many application scenarios for narrow-band Internet of Things technologies, such as public utilities, smart cities, consumer electronics, equipment management, intelligent buildings, command logistics, agriculture and the environment, and cultural relics protection. Wait.

It is reported that in the next stage, Wuxi will further cooperate with China Telecom, Huawei, Nokia and other narrow-band IoT service providers to explore and innovate in the above-mentioned aspects, increase the intensity of the construction of IoT security projects, accelerate the introduction of related standards for IoT, and promote the standardization of the Internet of Things. The process of standardization and industrialization, and preparation for the upcoming 2017 World IoT Expo.