Exploring China’s IoT
The 4th Global Mobile IoT Summit and GSMA Innovation City at Mobile World Congress Shanghai (June 2017) to provide insight into emerging mobile-enabled IoT technology
China is on the cusp of fundamental transformation. After years of economic development and innovation, the country is now launching one of its greatest technological achievements – NB-IoT. Having been adopted by the country’s three major mobile network operators, the new low power wide area network technology, is distinct for its low cost, long battery life and ability to operate in hard to reach or remote locations.
These simple features will enable a wide variety of businesses to vastly improve their services and boost the efficiency of everyday operations in both rural and urban locations.
For example, this technology will substantially improve agricultural produce by enabling advanced remote monitoring of crop conditions. After their yield, produce can then be transported more securely and intelligently due to NB-IoT enabled logistics tracking.
At the other end of the supply chain, vendors can ensure their goods and working environments are kept to a high standard via a series of sensors and monitoring devices. After use, goods can be disposed of in a smart waste management system that detects pollution and measures the amount of waste in each trash bin.
The potentially endless applications of this emerging technology will be exhibited at this year’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai, where operators and leading companies in the wider mobile industry will explain and demonstrate how they plan to use NB-IoT in the years to come.
The most significant opportunity to understand how major organisations will be using NB-IoT and other related Mobile IoT technologies will be at the 4th Global Mobile IoT Summit, held on Tuesday 27th June at the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel. This free-to-attend event features experts and business leaders from AT&T, China Telecom, Shanghai Unicom, Huawei, KDDI, KT, Sequans, Sierra Wireless and Vodafone.
Attendees will able to learn how these companies are completing pilots, discovering new use-cases, developing new businesses partnerships and launching new services on their commercial networks. The event is a unique occasion to gain knowledge of this rapidly developing market before your competitors.
Live demonstrations of the new technology will be fully showcased inside the GSMA Innovation City where visitors can experience it in a variety of contexts. Understand how NB-IoT can enable the ‘Internet of the Seas’ with a marine-wildlife tracking demonstration that features a ‘connected’ harbour seal. Other environmental advantages will be illustrated via an air and water quality monitoring demonstration and a Big Data platform that enables multiple data sets from different industries to be displayed, analysed and used in synchronisation. Those inside will also be able to learn more about the how consumer devices are evolving with watches that are capable of Remote SIM provisioning.
With an array of commercial Mobile IoT launches taking place across the globe this year, there has never been a better opportunity to understand how NB-IoT and other Mobile IoT technologies can add value to your business. You can find out more information and register for the GSMA’s IoT events at Shanghai below.
中国目前正处在根本性转型的风口浪尖。经过多年的经济发展与创新，中国目前正推出一项伟大的技术成果 – 窄频带物联网。这种新型低功耗广域网技术成本低、电池寿命长，并能够在偏远地区工作，具有明显的优势，已为中国三大移动网络运营商所采用。