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China IOT: we are not strong

IOT is coming, however, what is the standard? Is the technology mature? Is the industry ready? What does the enterprise want to do? Is the government eager to participate in it clear? Compared with the three hot words "IOT", the IOT industry itself is actually only in the stage of concept hype, the formulation of standards has just started, and the core technology has yet to be broken through. China's IOT is far less optimistic than people think. It will take time to control a certain voice in this industry that starts at the same time as the world

reality: the hype undoubtedly encourages the growth of seedlings

"now the hype is too much, which is an obstacle to our work." Xing Tao, Deputy Secretary General of the national standards working group of China sensor network, said bluntly to. In fact, the boss of a listed enterprise slightly related to the IOT industry was a little afraid after several consecutive trading boards, because it was the enterprise itself that was damaged because there was no real new product to be hyped by the capital market

the next 10 years: China has a place

everyone is guessing when the IOT will appear, some say three to five years, some say 10 years, but Xing Tao, who is really involved in it, admitted that "it will take at least 10 years". Xing Tao told that IOT needs mature sensors. Because the current international relevant specifications are too complex, and there is not even a set of unified, mature and large-scale applied standards, the sensors cannot be plug and play like computer accessories

he explained that sensing is an extension of the existing information network to the physical world, and its front end includes communication, security, testing, interfaces, etc. it is necessary to establish a collaborative mechanism between these end networks to form large-scale applications, but this unified standard similar to tcp/ip protocol on the Internet has not been finalized so far. Similarly, in the process of the integration of sensing, interconnection and mobile communication networks, there is no global standard to refer to. Therefore, IOT is regarded as an area where China can establish a voice with the world at the same time

Xing Tao revealed that the international sensor network research group established by ISO in 2007 is actually the result of the joint efforts of China, the United States, Germany, South Korea and the United Kingdom. In October this year, the international sensor network research group was transformed into the sensor network international standard group, and China is also an important member. Accordingly, China will occupy a leading position in the relevant international standards of IOT

the standard framework has not yet taken shape

Xing Tao revealed to 3. The correct operation steps of the fatigue testing machine that at present, the working group has established six standards for research, which will be completed by the end of next year, and six standards will be established next year. However, Xing Tao said that it is not clear how many standards will appear in the whole system of IOT. In particular, IOT will involve many industries. The number of corresponding industry standards is difficult to estimate, such as pneumatic fixtures. At present, there are only some rough industry classifications

it takes a year and a half to two years to formulate a standard. However, the Current hype makes Xing Tao feel a little encouraged, "the big framework of standards is not done well, and there is no corresponding standard support in application, let alone large-scale application"

Wang Lijian, chief engineer of the China Institute of electronic technology standardization, who has been involved in the formulation of standards related to electronic information in China for a long time, also said that as far as China's previous experience in standard formulation is concerned, we must not be in a hurry, otherwise we will pay others. According to him, the government has deliberately slowed down the implementation of several plans on RFID standards

Enterprises: more are watching the excitement

in standard formulation, Xing Tao feels that the biggest obstacle comes from the insufficient participation of enterprises in the working group. When the China sensor network standards working group was established in October this year, more than 70 enterprises participated, including state-owned enterprises such as China Mobile, private enterprises such as Huawei, and even multinational enterprises such as Nokia and Cisco

but Xing Tao feels that at present, most of the participating enterprises are still in the mood of watching the excitement, so everyone is not clear about how to participate in the whole process of quality management. Xing Tao recalled that China began to study the sensor network standard as early as 2007, but the academic circles at that time were also limited to theoretical discussion. "Now the goal of the working group is to make the standard available to the industry, but I'm afraid there are few ideas about what the real needs of enterprises for the standard are."

Xing Tao believes that the large-scale application of IOT requires an industrialization platform and overall thinking. From the perspective of enterprises, Chinatelecom is the most "IOT related" enterprise. Many of its products and services were monopolized by foreign enterprises in the domestic market in the past, and the connection between IOT and services is the largest. However, Xing Tao also pointed out that although Chinatelecom has done a lot of business in the vertical industry, it still faces problems such as how to get through horizontally, which is not something an enterprise can accomplish by itself

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