Within a decade more than 100 billion connections will be generated globally and more than two millon new sensors will be deployed every hour, Huawei has said, in launching its Internet of Things operating system.
The company announced the launch of its Agile Network 3.0 Architecture at the HNC2015 (Huawei Network Congress 2015), themed “From Agility to Imagination” in Beijing.
Networks today cannot provide the connectivity to support the IoT, Huawei says.
The Agile IoT Solution consists of three core components: Agile IoT gateway, Agile Controller and LiteOS, a lightweight IoT operating system (OS). “Huawei believes that standardising ICT infrastructure will foster the development of Internet applications, including IoT applications. To address this, Huawei is launching our IoT OS, LiteOS,” Mr William Xu, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Huawei, told the Congress.
The 10 kb LiteOS is described as the world’s most lightweight IoT OS. It supports zero configuration, auto-discovery, and auto-networking. It can be widely applied to different areas including smart homes, wearable, connected vehicles and other industries. The LiteOS helps to simplify the development of smart hardware to enhance IoT connectivity. In addition, Huawei announced that LiteOS will be opened to all developers, which enables them to quickly develop their own IoT products.
While Huawei is focused on developing IoT infrastructure products and solutions, it is also committed to establishing an industry application-oriented IoT ecosystem through collaborating with upstream and downstream partners to develop industry solutions. This is part of Huawei’s approach to develop and provide Business-driven ICT Infrastructure (BDII). Yan Lida, President of Huawei Enterprise Business Group said at his keynote speech, “BDII requires close business collaboration and joint innovation efforts between Huawei and our partners. We have been involved in industry alliances, worked with standard organisations in the area of IoT, and established innovative research centers, open labs, and development communities to foster industry development.”
“Over the last three years, Huawei has been involved in a number of in-depth technological collaborations with our global industry partners in IoT. We have developed a series of IoT solutions that have already been applied to buildings, electricity meters, vehicles, gymnasiums, factories, retail outlets, and street lights. In line with our approach to provide BDII, Huawei will continue to work with more partners to launch solutions based on our Agile Network architecture for different vertical industries,” said Liu Shaowei, President, Switch and Enterprise Communication Product Line, Huawei.
Aside from the Agile IoT Solution, Huawei also released a number of new products and technologies in the areas of data centers, enterprise wireless campus, Wide Area Network (WAN) and network security. These products include the 100T data centre switches, the Wi-Fi and LTE Integration Access Agile Mobile Solution, high throughput routers with enhanced transmission efficiency, and the “Device, Network, Cloud” End-to-end Security Solution.
HNC2015 is a major industry event that brings together more than 6 000 customers, channel partners, journalists, analysts, and others from more than 43 countries around the globe. There are 41 exhibitors including Intel, SAP, IBM, VMware, Infosys and China Telecom. As part of this year’s event, Huawei hosts host approximately 200 forums and speeches, covering seven technical themes and eight industry themes, to explore the future of network construction and agile businesses in the IoT era.