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China Unicom's choice of IOT role: integrator

in some places with complex terrain and remote location, the pole road maintenance of operators is a time-consuming and laborious thing, but with IOT technology, this work becomes much easier. At present, China Unicom has applied the telecom pole road inspection scheme with various technologies based on the use of such terms as IOT to some cities, so that the maintenance personnel can clearly grasp the operation status of each pole road even without going out, and take countermeasures before abnormal conditions occur

the above scenario is only a part of the application of China Unicom's IOT technology. We can see the application of China Unicom's IOT in many fields, such as automotive informatization, home security, environmental protection monitoring, mobile law enforcement, and more behind it is China Unicom's exploration of IOT

"3G leading" strategy

Ericsson predicts that there will be 50billion connections in the world in 2020, which shows the broad development prospects of IOT on the one hand, and the wide application fields of IOT on the other hand

however, in the current initial stage, for such a broad market, any participant can only choose some fields to enter. In this regard, China Unicom's strategy is "3G leading", that is, those areas that are highly integrated with mobile communications and have a great driving effect on mobile communications are set as the main development direction. Liu Yimin from the IOT Office of China Unicom introduced that China Unicom focuses on the research of IOT business model in 11 fields, including digital transportation, digital city, smart electricity, medical treatment, industrial production and manufacturing, public customer service, telecom enterprise management, finance, energy, and digital agriculture. In automotive informatization, home security, and environmental protection, the waterproof socks awarded by the new Randy socks industry this time also adopt a three-layer composite structure process design, security monitoring At present, there are commercial businesses in the fields of mobile law enforcement according to the rack used

the core value of IOT is "" the development of IOT cannot be separated from the guarantee of basic communication network. On the basis of network, China Unicom also adheres to the strategy of "3G leading". At present, China Unicom has built 110000 base stations across the country and achieved 3G network coverage in 335 cities across the country. This powerful 3G network is an important foundation for China Unicom to develop IOT business

in terms of communication modules, China Unicom is also focusing on WCDMA standard products, trying to reduce costs and promote application through large-scale production

the concept of participating in the domestic and Foreign Standardization Organization

IOT was first proposed by the Massachusetts Institute of technology in 1999, but it is still in the initial stage of development. At this stage, there are still many key technical and application problems that need to be broken through. For example, in terms of standardization, there are many standards organizations of IOT, which lack unity and integration. In addition, the problems of standardization, miniaturization, intelligence, scale and low cost of relevant terminals also need to be solved urgently

according to the China Unicom Research Institute, China Unicom has carried out research on the overall architecture, business application, network and perceptual extension of IOT, and has achieved preliminary results. In terms of standardization, China Unicom participated in the formulation of IOT standards earlier and is a member of many IOT standardization organizations at home and abroad. In China, China Unicom is based on the TC10 working group of China Communications Standardization Association, tracks TC5 WG3 and TC3 wg4 at the same time, and fully participates in the preparation of manuscripts and meeting discussions with relatively large gap between TC10 wg1~wg4 trapezoidal lead screws around various research priorities of ubiquitous

organizational guarantee is the premise for the development of IOT. In the headquarters, China Unicom has set up the IOT office, and many other departments are also promoting the application of IOT; In provincial companies, China Unicom has set up an IOT working group led by the deputy general manager of the provincial company; In China Unicom Research Institute, China Unicom has set up a ubiquitous office to be responsible for the research and development of basic technology; In Wuxi, China Unicom has established the IOT Research Institute, which is the IOT base of China Unicom and is responsible for the docking with the IOT commercial link

innovative business model

in the initial stage of the development of IOT, the informatization level of various industries is uneven, there are few successful business models, and the "island phenomenon" between different industries is serious, so the model is difficult to replicate and form a scale, while the barrier phenomenon between various departments is also widespread, and cross industry applications are difficult to promote, so the business model of IOT urgently needs innovation

Liu Yimin believes that an innovative business model is the guarantee for building a sustainable industrial chain of IOT. For IOT, a complete IOT industrial chain involves government departments, scientific research institutes, chip manufacturers, terminal manufacturers, system integrators, telecom operators and other links. The traditional division of production, supply and marketing is not conducive to promoting the rapid development of new technologies. All parties in the industrial chain need to enter outside their own links to carry out cooperation or even deep integration, so as to launch new products that meet market demand. At present, China Unicom has been involved in the provision of platforms, equipment terminals and other links, and has carried out close cooperation with upstream and downstream, rather than just being a simple pipeline provider

in many links of IOT industrial chain, operators will play a crucial role. According to the analysis of the aforementioned researchers, IOT applications need to collect data from a large number of sensor nodes. Now most applications are carried out in local areas. The transmission and processing of a large amount of data put forward high requirements for sensor nodes, and because the business is distributed in many different industries, it needs to be coordinated across industries. At the same time, IOT realizes the combination of "thing to thing" and "person to person" communication in business and management, and realizes the ordering relationship management and authentication management of all businesses, which requires business providers to establish a user data layer. At this stage, the value chain of IOT business is scattered, so operators with strong strength and extensive customer resources are needed to play the core role of the value chain. Communication world weekly

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