Greater China to lead the global industrial IoT market

Governments in Asia are looking at smart city as a means to improve urban living. A key component of this move to smarter city is the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to become more accountable,

The Industrial Internet – the convergence of industrial systems with Internet-based technology, such as cloud computing and advanced analytics – is developing apace. Large numbers of connected sensors can monitor the performance of complex physical machinery in real-time. The analysis of the resulting data can be used to optimise production and perform predictive maintenance, increasing efficiency and generating insights that can be used to develop new processes. This concept is known as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

The data captured by the Industrial IoT can also be used for machine learning to develop artificial intelligence (AI) systems – a field that is developing rapidly in China and elsewhere.

In time, AI systems should be able to help people manage complex industrial facilities effectively and efficiently, with the system learning and refining its algorithms over time.

This paper explores the development of the Industrial IoT in Greater China, drawing on interviews with six mobile operators in the region. It identifies the key trends in this sector, the benefits seen by exponents of the Industrial IoT and the challenges they face, before drawing conclusions about how digital technologies will drive the next industrial revolution in East Asia.

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