Huawei Named Oz IoT Innovator
Huawei has been named the leading IoT innovator in Australia at the 2017 ACOMMS Awards recognising excellence in the communications industry.
The company received the IoT Innovator award for its world-first trial with Victorian state water utility South East Water using Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) technology.
20 NB-IoT mobile base stations from Huawei and carrier partners spread across a 1000km2 area in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs are able to “transmit real-time data on network performance, asset condition and fault management across its pressure sewer monitoring platform and metering devices” according to Huawei.
“Huawei is driving the NB-IoT standards and the work here in Australia with South East Water and James Cook University is informing and guiding that global effort,” said Huawei Australia CEO Zhao Xichu.
South East Water was also recognised by Huawei for its “foresight and persistence to create a truly digital water network”.
“Huawei is working with partners as an incubator of this emerging technology. We want Australia to become a global leader in NB-IoT development.”
Huawei shares the ACOMMS IoT Innovators Award with Vodafone for the telco’s own IoT achievements.