According to data recently released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, as of the end of August 2021, there are more than 100 industrial Internet platforms with certain industry and regional influence, and the total number of connected industrial equipment reached 76 million units (sets). 1,800.
Experts interviewed by a reporter from China Economic Times said that the continuous and in-depth expansion of “5G + Industrial Internet” applications is an inevitable requirement for my country’s high-quality economic and social development. At present, it is necessary to continue to improve the industrial ecology, broaden the breadth and depth of application scenarios, and accelerate the maturity of industrial application capabilities.In the future, it is necessary to use benchmarking enterprises and model projects as the starting point to replicate and promote successful experiences on a large scale, and promote the “5G+ industrial mutual
“Networking” applications are developing towards systematization and diversification.
“5G+Industrial Internet” applications continue to expand in depth
With the acceleration of 5G commercial use, industrial interconnection is becoming a hot spot for 5G applications. The integration of 5G and the Industrial Internet will accelerate the construction of a digital China and a smart society, and accelerate the process of China’s new industrialization. Currently, “5G+Industrial Internet” is active in innovation, and its applications are constantly enriched. The integration and exploration of “5G+Industrial Internet” is also accelerating in many fields.
How to see these new changes of “5G + Industrial Internet”? Li Jialu, a researcher at the China Mobile Communications Research Institute, said in an interview with our reporter that the continuous and in-depth expansion of “5G + Industrial Internet” applications is an inevitable requirement for the high-quality development of my country’s economy and society. In line with the development trend of the Internet of Everything in the digital economy era, the key to reducing costs and improving quality and efficiency in traditional industries is to use the Internet to develop the east wind.
“For example, industries such as mining, textiles, steel, etc., through the industrial Internet to accelerate transformation and upgrading, can build unmanned chemical factories to improve production efficiency, and use high-speed ubiquitous networks to monitor production conditions in real time to ensure safety, and apply more sophisticated machine vision quality inspection to strictly control products. Quality. From the perspective of regional development, the Yangtze River Delta, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Chengdu-Chongqing and other places have formulated relevant support policies for the ‘5G + Industrial Internet’ in consideration of regional resource endowments and development, and actively promoted manufacturing and The integrated development of the Internet industry will accelerate digital transformation and create more competitive industrial clusters. It is expected that under the pilot and demonstration effects of developed regions and leading companies, more industries will be practiced in depth in the future and more diversified applications will emerge Scene.” Li Jialu said.
Broaden the breadth and depth of “5G+Industrial Internet” application scenarios
The three major application scenarios of 5G are enhanced mobile broadband, low latency and high reliability, and massive machine-type communications. Among them, the latter two scenarios are mainly designed for the needs of real economy industries such as industry. If the three major scenarios of 5G are introduced into the industrial Internet, it will be able to solve the needs of the industrial Internet for basic network information technology, and further improve the operating speed and security.
Chen Duan, director of the Digital Economy Integration Innovation Development Center of Central University of Finance and Economics, said in an interview with this reporter that “5G + Industrial Internet” can promote the cluster development of my country’s industrial manufacturing industry, and has a positive effect on strengthening, supplementing and extending the chain. However, full implementation is a systematic project. The diversified and complex new scenarios put forward new requirements for network planning, construction, maintenance, optimization and other engineering capabilities, as well as new production division systems and business models. Challenges and impacts. “At present, it is necessary to continue to improve the industrial ecology, broaden the breadth and depth of application scenarios, and accelerate the maturity of industrial application capabilities.”
Li Jialu believes that the current development of “5G + Industrial Internet” needs urgent improvement in the following two aspects.
First, the cost of 5G network construction and operation remains high. From a policy perspective, although the current state and local governments have issued supporting policies related to “5G+Industrial Internet”, the material and financial resources that are actually invested in the construction of 5G networks are still lacking; from the application side, the commercialization of 5G networks is still in progress. In the initial stage, it is not yet possible to reduce network costs through large-scale construction, and many small and medium-sized enterprises cannot afford the high costs and reduce the enthusiasm for applications.
Second, the application scenarios of “5G + Industrial Internet” still need to be enriched. At present, the Industrial Internet is still in the exploration cycle in most industries, and it is more applied to a single manufacturing link, and a mature ecosystem has not yet formed.