Chinese networking giant Huawei believes it has developed an Internet of Things (IoT) platform that will bridge the gap between the device and the network, as it looks to realise a vision of the future in which all things are connected.
As Telecoms.com reports, Huawei's 'Agile Internet of Things Solution' is the product of three years of "in-depth technological collaborations" with its industry global partners in IoT.
The platform comprises three components: Agile IoT gateway, Agile Controller and LiteOS, a lightweight IoT operating system (OS).
"Huawei believes that standardising ICT infrastructure will foster the development of Internet applications, including IoT applications," Huawei chief strategy and marketing officer William Xu said at the Huawei Network Congress 2015 in Beijing.
Li Xianyin, general manager of Enterprise Gateway Product Domain at Huawei, elaborated on Xu's comments, emphasising how IoT is "the future of our increasingly digitized world." He claims Huwaei's IoT technologies and offerings will drive the digital transformation of traditional industries and the development of the IoT ecosystem.
It could prove a wise move by Huawei, with the IoT market in the Asia-Pacific region alone – excluding Japan – set to grow from US$408 billion in 2013 to US$862 billion by 2020, according to International Data Corporation estimates.
Huawei, meanwhile, predicts that by 2025 some 100 billion connections will be generated globally and two million new sensors will be deployed every hour.
It's for this reason that the IoT was all the rage at the inaugural Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai last week.
According to the South China Morning Post, keynote speaker Kirk Skaugen, general manager of Intel's client computing group, went as far as to say that the IoT will improve lives and health, save time and ensure greater safety – not to mention "many unimagined benefits."