Policies help "5G + Industrial Internet", B-side demand shows blue ocean situation
Recently, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued the 5G + Industrial Internet 512 Project Promotion Plan. The Plan clearly defined Industrial Internet as one of the important application scenarios for 5G technology in the future. It must be done at the beginning of the 5G communication industry and application scenarios. The three major tasks of consolidating the foundation, exploring the path and improving the environment will further promote the integration and innovation of 5G + Industrial Internet.
Interpretation of "5G + Industrial Internet" 512 Project Promotion Plan
In terms of specific goals, the "Plan" requires that by 2022, five industrial public service platforms should be created to build innovative carriers and public service capabilities; accelerate the pilot application of "5G + Industrial Internet" in vertical fields, and cover the construction and transformation of internal networks. Key industries; create a number of "5G + Industrial Internet" intranet construction and transformation benchmarks and model projects to form at least 20 typical industrial application scenarios; cultivate an innovative trend of 5G and industrial Internet integration, mutual promotion and multiplication development, Promote the digitalization, networking, and intelligent upgrading of the manufacturing industry, and promote high-quality economic development.
From the perspective of enhancing the industry's key technology industry capabilities, the "Plan" emphasizes three major tasks: tackling core technology standards, researching and developing integrated products, and industrializing network technology and product deployment. In terms of strengthening the technical standards of the "5G + Industrial Internet", the "Proposal" requires the strengthening of the industrial Internet network protection, and actively builds R & D on 5G networks with high-precision indoor positioning, high-precision time synchronization, super uplink, and deterministic networks. As the Industrial Internet has higher requirements for large bandwidth and low latency, the above technologies can take advantage of 5G networks to improve network carrying capacity; meanwhile, in terms of standard formulation, the "Plan" requires coordination based on China's national industrial Internet standards The promotion group, general group and expert advisory group, China Communications Standards Association (CCSA) and other platform organizations improve the system standards and formulate industry standards that are in line with China's actual situation. Due to the many links involved in the Industrial Internet, there are high requirements for specific components such as sensors, chips, modules, and network management. Therefore, this "Plan" also proposes to increase the research and development and production of related products to ensure the future. Meet the growing needs of the enterprise. In terms of network technology and product deployment, the "Plan" emphasizes the need to rationally configure the 5G network in the factory, and conduct appropriate network deployment and network configuration, business deployment, and data security issues. Since the network architecture of 5G networks and the Industrial Internet is relatively open, network security is one of the major pain points in the implementation process. Starting from the basic network architecture and network configuration, we can better manage the operation and maintenance of the Industrial Internet.
From the perspective of improving the innovative application capability of "5G + Industrial Internet", the "Plan" pointed out that it is necessary to focus on the progress of the four major tasks of "building a platform", "selecting industries", "digging scenarios" and "pushing tests." In terms of building platforms, the Plan points out that the public service platform is a new development of the Industrial Internet, and requires the creation of five platforms to implement the promotion, testing, construction, and transformation of the Industrial Internet in order to increase the public service capabilities of related enterprises. In terms of industry screening, the "Plan" pointed out that there must be selected pilot demonstrations in the midstream and upstream industries with universality, deep integration and development, and high influence; in terms of application scenario selection, it is necessary to refine and create 20 Replicated industrial Internet application scenarios. In terms of building test beds, the "Proposal" proposes the integration of "industry, research, and research", and encourages all parties to join the industrial Internet research and development, testing, and evaluation.
From the perspective of improving resource supply capacity, the "Plan" proposes to build a "5G + Industrial Internet" project library, cultivate "5G + Industrial Internet" solution providers and build a "5G + Industrial Internet" supply resource pool, which is ready for future 5G networks. The post-Industrial Internet scene does related reserve work.
Finally, the "Plan" also requires enhanced publicity guidance and experience promotion. The first is to publicize the emerging industry concepts, so that more relevant departments and related companies can understand the "5G + Industrial Internet" model, and gradually gradually mature the relevant scenarios. Promote this service and summarize the development model suitable for China's "5G + Industrial Internet".
Prospects for 5G + Industrial Internet: B-Side Demand Shows Blue Ocean Situation
The development of the 5G communications industry is in full swing, technology has been perfected, standards are close to global unification, and the first year of 5G has arrived. From the perspective of China, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has carried out an orderly process from spectrum allocation to operator base station construction and pilot demonstration work. 5G defines three major mobile network scenarios: high speed, large bandwidth, and low latency.
The Industrial Internet is a more important application scenario under the 5G network. With the large bandwidth and low latency of 5G, it can give full play to its advantages, which can provide modern factories with a more intelligent working environment and improve key industrial areas. Work efficiency. In 2018, the global industrial Internet market size reached US $ 805.91 billion, an increase of 5.5% year-on-year; in 2018, the size of the Chinese industrial Internet market exceeded 500 billion yuan, an increase of 13.8% year-on-year, which is a good trend. Hardware equipment, network products, software and platforms The proportion of subdivided fields such as industrial information security decreased in turn, indicating that China's Industrial Internet is currently in the stage of consolidating its foundation, and network planning and construction and hardware equipment procurement are top priorities.
At present, 5G networks will be more used in the application of B-side application scenarios in the future, and will play an irreplaceable role in industrial automation in factories, government processing by governments, data applications, and related scenarios combining technologies such as VR / AR. Advantage. As one of China's key development scenarios, the Industrial Internet has provided various policy guarantees for it in 2019, including the establishment of the Industrial Internet Industry Alliance, and various provinces and cities issued related industrial Internet related planning documents. It can be seen that the industrial Internet application scenarios under the 5G network will become the development direction of future intelligent factories and intelligent pipelines, with great development potential, and there are also great opportunities. Operators, equipment vendors, and terminal vendors, including intelligent hardware, network operation and maintenance, and industrial Internet security-related vendors, should pay extensive attention to this field in the future.
Li Li, Senior Analyst, CCID Consulting Information and Communication Industry Research Center