Edge Computing Consortium officially launched in China
Edge Computing Consortium members include Huawei, Intel, ARM and Chinese institutions.
Chinese vendors, together with Shenyang Institute of Automation of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, Intel, ARM and ISoftStone established the Edge Computing Consortium in Beijing. The ECC is looking to build a cooperative platform for the edge computing industry.
“In the 13th Five Year Plan, China launched two national strategies: integration of digitization and industrialization, as well as ‘Made in China 2025.’ This requires much on ICT and OT convergence,” said Yu Haibin, chairman of the ECC and director of Sheyang Institute of Automation. “Edge computing is key to supporting and enabling this convergence. Meanwhile, industrial development is also facing a turning point. … Industrial automation technology systems will evolve from layered architecture and information silos to [“internet of things’], cloud computing and big data analytics architecture. Amidst the evolution, edge computing will bolster distributed industrial automatic self-control architecture.”
Haibin said the new body will focus on the design of the architecture, the choice of technical roadmap and promoting industrial development through standardization.
Huawei, LG U+ test 5G scenarios in Korea
Huawei and Korean telco LG U+ announced the completion of a series of joint tests based on three “5G” commercial scenarios: enhanced mobile broadband, ultra-reliable low-latency communications and massive machine-type communications.
The tests are said to have shown peak data rates of 31 gigabits per second, latency of less than .5 milliseconds and single-cell massive connections. The companies said they will conduct further tests of LTE and 5G dual connectivity based on the cloud radio access network architecture.