2020, I believe, is destined to be a significant year for everyone. The novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic brought about the adverse start, the enterprise built up a strict defense line with science and technology, the state’s support for new infrastructure policy has been increasing, 5G business ushered in 1st anniversary, and the open alliance of intellectual property was established. Behind these events, the Internet of things can be seen.

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2020 has become a thing of the past, and now we have 2021. Looking back at the field of Internet of things in 2020, there are many breakthrough events that have been on the screen again and again. Next, let’s take a look at the top ten Internet of things events in 2020.

Wi Fi 6e standard announced, promoting the rapid development of the Internet of animals industry

On January 1, 2020, the Wi Fi alliance officially released the wi-fi6e standard to ensure the industry to unify the common terminology. Compared with wi-fi6, wi-fi6e adds 6GHz frequency support. 14 additional channels of 1606mhz Wi Fi and 1606mhz Wi Fi are provided to solve the problem. At the same time, it can reduce the interference caused by wi-fi4 or wi-fi5.

Wi Fi 6e takes advantage of the 6GHz band to provide a seamless wireless connection experience with low latency and real-time image transmission. It can play an important role in the Internet of things, Internet of vehicles, AR / VR wearable devices, smart home and other fields.

The national development and Reform Commission has defined the scope of new infrastructure for the first time, and the Internet of things has continued to develop as an information infrastructure

On April 20, 2020, the national development and Reform Commission defined the scope of new infrastructure for the first time, including information infrastructure, integration infrastructure and innovation infrastructure. Among them, the Internet of things is officially included in the category of information infrastructure.

In fact, as early as 2009, China has listed the Internet of things as a key strategic emerging industry. In December 2018, the central economic work conference listed the construction of new infrastructure including Internet of things as the key task of economic construction in 2019. Now, as the key infrastructure to realize the Internet of things and intelligence, the Internet of things has been included in the scope of new infrastructure, and will usher in explosive growth with the support of policies.

MIIT: promote the comprehensive development of mobile Internet of things

On May 7, 2020, the Ministry of industry and information technology issued the notice of the general office of the Ministry of industry and information technology on promoting the comprehensive development of mobile Internet of things. According to the notice, by the end of 2020, Nb IOT network will achieve universal coverage in the main urban areas of cities above the county level and deep coverage in key areas; the number of mobile Internet of things connections will reach 1.2 billion; the price of Nb IOT modules will be promoted to converge with 2G modules, and the new Internet of things will be guided to migrate to NB IOT and CAT1; a number of Nb IOT Application Benchmark projects and Nb IOT million scale application scenarios will be built.

As the technology and application of Internet of things based on cellular mobile communication network, the mobile Internet of things will play an important role in promoting industry digitization, life intelligence, governance digitization, etc. The construction of mobile Internet of animals infrastructure with wide coverage, large connection and low power consumption is conducive to the technical transformation and enterprise upgrading of products in various fields.

One year anniversary of 5g business license

On June 6, 2019, the Ministry of industry and information technology issued 5g business licenses to China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Radio and television, and China officially entered the first year of 5g business. As of June 6, 2020, 5g commercial license has been issued for one year. In this year, China’s 5g construction has entered the process of large-scale deployment and application innovation. By mid May 2020, China has built more than 240000 5g base stations, leading the world in network and user scale. 5g is gradually integrated into our life, and the application of remote education, telemedicine, driverless, intelligent security, cloud games and other scenes is more and more frequent.

NB IOT officially included in 5g standard

On July 9, 2020, the 35th meeting of the international mobile communication working group (WP 5d) of ITU-R successfully concluded. The meeting determined that 3GPP standard became the 5g standard recognized by ITU. Among them, it includes 3GPP NR + Nb IOT RIT submitted by China, the former is 3GPP new air port (5g NR), the latter is NB IOT narrowband Internet of things.

It is worth mentioning that Nb IOT is the abbreviation of narrowband Internet of things. It is a cellular communication technology for Internet of things. It has large connection, wide coverage, low power consumption and low cost. As the core component of 5g standard, Nb IOT will continue to evolve with 5g standard and form synergy with other 5g standards, so as to ensure that the terminals of industrial chain enterprises can meet the changing market, be compatible with the previous generation products and ensure their investment.

Huawei cloud releases IOT ecological workbench to accelerate the integration of IOT technology and enterprise business

On September 24, 2020, during Huawei connect 2020, Huawei cloud released IOT stage, the IOT ecological workbench, to help enterprises quickly complete the assembly of IOT solutions, as well as the rapid replication and promotion of software and hardware suppliers’ solutions, accelerate the integration of IOT technology and business, and tap the business value of enterprise asset data.

There are more and more application scenarios of the Internet of things, but the solution delivery of the Internet of things also faces the problems of high complexity and long delivery cycle. Huawei cloud IOT stage can carry out standardized reconstruction of tedious IOT solutions, provide one-stop IOT ecological workbench, and improve the efficiency of IOT solution delivery and promotion.

Open up the establishment of Zhilian alliance to give full play to the advantages of domestic Internet of things industry

On December 1, 2020, the “open link association” (OLA alliance) jointly launched by 24 academicians and 65 domestic enterprises including Alibaba, Baidu, Jingdong, Huawei and China Telecom was established, aiming to give full play to the advantages of the domestic Internet of things industry and build a unified connection standard and industrial ecology of the Internet of things in line with China’s industrial characteristics and leading technology And open and promote to the whole world. After the establishment of Ola alliance, it will build an industrial exchange platform for smart home and even the Internet of things, and jointly carry out industry research, demand analysis, standard pre research, open source development, testing and evaluation, and application demonstration. Among them, interconnection, security, intelligence and quality research and industrial application will become the focus of Ola alliance.

With the development of Internet of things in China, it has come to the critical period of establishing ecological environment. However, the Internet of things is still facing the problem of fragmentation. The establishment of the open smart alliance marks that China’s Internet industry has begun to shift from enterprise level ecology to industry level ecology.

Tencent Internet of things brand “Tencent Lianlian” announced the upgrade to provide users with one-stop aiot capabilities

On December 10, 2020, Tencent cloud IOT ecological summit announced a new upgrade of its “Tencent Lianlian” brand and IOT platform IOT explorer. By aggregating multiple product capabilities in Tencent’s cloud and multiple ecological resources in Tencent’s system, it provides integrated services including cloud, end-to-end, and application, as well as expanded product services and content services for the two major IOT racetracks of consumption and industry.

Although the Internet of things has broad prospects, it still faces many challenges in the development process of Internet of things applications, such as long lead time, high operation and maintenance cost. IOT explorer, Tencent’s cloud Internet of things development platform, provides convenient development tools and services to help users build Internet of things applications efficiently and at low cost, reducing the development threshold.

2020 World Internet of things conference held in Beijing, focusing on the future development direction of Internet of things

On December 20, 2020, the 2020 World Internet of things conference was held in Beijing. Centering on the theme of “Internet of things promoting world economic renaissance”, the conference launched a variety of online and offline activities, including the summit of world Internet of things, high-end dialogue, artificial intelligence and Internet of things, intelligent logistics, awarding of world top 500 Internet of things enterprises, world Internet of things awards, and the never ending launching ceremony of Online Fair It’s a great activity.

With the rapid improvement of 5g network coverage, the Internet of things will be a hot development area in the next few years, and the era of Internet of things is coming. The conference provides direction and feasible suggestions for the development of the Internet of things in the world.

Alios things, Alibaba cloud’s Internet of things operating system, has won the national key R & D program

In December 2020, Alios things, Alibaba cloud’s Internet of things operating system, officially passed the 2020 national key R & D program.

It is understood that Alios things is a lightweight Internet of things operating system launched by Alibaba cloud’s intelligent IOT business unit. It has the key capabilities of extreme performance, minimalist development, cloud integration, rich components, security protection, etc., and supports terminal devices to connect to Alibaba cloud’s Internet of things platform. It has been widely used in intelligent hardware, smart home, smart city, new travel and other fields.

At the end:

Nowadays, the Internet of things is no longer a superior concept. With the active promotion of all walks of life, more and more applications are implemented. In recent years, the Internet of things and related industries have developed rapidly in China. According to IDC, China will become the world’s largest Internet of things market in 2024, and its expenditure on the Internet of things is expected to reach about $300 billion, accounting for 26.7% of the global market in this field. It can be said that the prospect of Internet of things in China is promising.

Looking forward to 2021, the Internet of things will play an increasingly important role in our daily life and work.

Editor in charge: PJ

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