The world is beginning to feel the effects of the explosive development of the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a driving force for social development, powering industrial transformation: smart cities, transportation, finance, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, smart home or consumer electronics, and offering the potential for Communications Service Providers to capture new services and revenue – estimated to reach 15 billion connections by 2020, and over $2 trillion in overall market revenue.*
China has the world’s fastest rate of growth in total IoT connections. By 2020, the number of IoT connections in the country alone will reach 8 billion. An estimated 1.08 billion of these connections will be delivered over cellular networks.*
Digital Operations Transformation Is Imperative for IoT
China Mobile is the largest Mobile Service Provider in the world, currently serving over 890 million customers. Given the scale of operations it supports, they have adopted an IoT strategy called “Big Connection”, whereby China Mobile aims to create an Internet of Everything (IoE), in which thousands of businesses are empowered to create billions of connected devices.
China Mobile recognized it needed to consider four key areas of capabilities to enable this strategy:
CM IoT: The World's Leading IoT Platform and Accelerating Digital Transformation for the Industry Ecosystem
China Mobile and Huawei jointly committed to building an agile, open, and secure IoT operations platform which would perform at the industry leading scale of the markets they serve. Built using Huawei IoT BSS product, the CM IoT Platform was the result – where CM not only short for China Mobile, but also for Connection Management and Centralized Management.
CM IoT highlights:
CM IoT provides an agile, low-cost solution that can be quickly deployed to enable the digital transformation of the IoT business ecosystem.
CM IoT Architecture
As a connection operations management platform built on the cloud, CM IoT is independent from the people-oriented operations support system and uses IoT-dedicated network elements for connection support. CM IoT provides a variety of digital service capabilities for connections of things, including customer management, product management, lifecycle management, charging, automated monitoring & management, and connection diagnosis. This enables hyper agility and scalability as existing IoT services explode in popularity while thousands of new services are being launched annually.
Operationally, CM IoT is a centralized IoT operations system which lays the foundations for massive IoT connections with low per-connection profitability that enables its users to introduce new IoT services into their markets with optimized operating costs.
Technologically, CM IoT incorporates industry leading technologies that enable a wide range of service capabilities that drive new service categories within China and beyond into global markets.
CM IoT: Development of the Digital Economy and industrial transformation
CM IoT is supporting digital transformation of society and the industries that serve it, wherever they are based, whatever they do. Industry-specific IoT application scenarios help customers reduce operation costs. Open APIs assist customers with quick integration and service innovation. One-stop services enable customers to quickly promote IoT services. CM IoT:
CM IoT: Empowering the wider China Mobile's Digital Transformation
The CM IoT platform is a key element within the wider China Mobile digital transformation strategy called ''Big Connection''. The CM IoT platform has accelerated the way in which Chine Mobile serves its enterprise customers: strategy, organization, technology, operations, and user experience.
CM IoT: Delivering results
Results from use and promotion of the platform are already visible to China Mobile and their customers:
Thanks to the digital service capabilities provided by CM IoT, China Mobile is powering accelerated growth in IoT service deployments and estimates that by 2020, the number of IoT connections supported by CM IoT will reach 595 million.
CM IoT: Transformation in action
CM IoT already powers services within multiple verticals, covering transportation, finance, energy, security protection, and industrial manufacturing. It has already had a remarkable impact on costs and opened up new revenue growth opportunities in a wide range of use cases across various industries.
CM IoT powers Mobike, the world's largest bicycle sharing company, accelerating its business growth into global markets:
*Source: Machina Research