Huawei and China Telecom promote NB-IoT-based smart gas application in Shenzhen

[Shenzhen,China, November 18, 2016] Huawei signed a NB-IoT smart gas cooperation agreement with companies, including Shenzhen Gas and China Telecom Shenzhen, to promote the NB-IoT application in smart gas. It is target to set up a benchmark for such NB-IoT-based applications in the gas industry.

According to this agreement, a joint work group will be set up to start cooperation on household meter reading, gas grid surveillance, integration of gas IT applications, and other related aspects by three steps:

  • Technological verification and trial application: Performing NB-IoT-based remote meter reading, to verify the technological feasibility.
  • Industrial standardization: Standardizing the NB-IoT technologies on data transmission for smart gas terminals, to boost the extension of NB-IoT applications to the entire gas industry.
  • Scale deployment: Promoting the scale deployment of NB-IoT-based smart gas in gas provisioning, to facilitate Shenzhen in its construction of Smart City.

The agreement sign-up has received profound support from the Shenzhen government and China City Gas Association. Chen Biao (Deputy Mayor of Shenzhen), Jia Xingdong (Deputy Director of Shenzhen Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology), Zhong Xiaohong (Deputy Inspector of Shenzhen Municipal Housing and Urban Construction Bureau), Liu Xiaoying (Deputy Director of the Strategic Development Office of Shenzhen SASAC), Chi Guojing (Secretary General of China City Gas Association), Zhong Ping (General Manager of China Telecom Guangdong), Yang Xiaofeng (Deputy General Manager of China Telecom Guangdong), and Zhang Wenlin (President of Huawei Strategy Marketing Department) were present at the signing ceremony.

Zhong Ping, General Manager of China Telecom Guangdong, said,

"China Telecom has been proactively promoting the IoT construction in China. China Telecom Shenzhen has conducted trial NB-IoT applications in the water affairs industry. The smart gas project is another major cooperative project for the NB-IoT to apply to livelihood-related fields. China Telecom will continuously be dedicated to innovative NB-IoT applications by closely working with the upstream and downstream of the industry chain, hoping to promote the maturity of the entire NB-IoT industry."

Zhang Wenlin, President of Huawei Strategy Department, commented,

"The NB-IoT technology features deep coverage, massive connectivity, ultra-low power consumption, high reliability and security. These features make it an ideal solution to the upgrade and reconstruction of the gas industry applications. In addition, the NB-IoT solution facilitates telecom operators in embracing new opportunities in terms of IoT services, boosting the healthy network construction cycle. Huawei has always been proactively working with partners in the industry for the building-up of an NB-IoT ecosystem. This operative project for the gas industry is another breakthrough of NB-IoT since its application to the water affairs industry. This project will further ripen the NB-IoT solution and its commercial implementation, promoting the healthy development of the NB-IoT industry chain."

The agreement signing means that the NB-IoT technology in gas industry begins to sail and also marks the extension of China Telecom’s NB-IoT service from smart water industry to another vertical industry. NB-IoT, a technology for connecting things in the world, is making a difference to people's lives.


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