China Mobile and Huawei Carry Out a PoC Project in Edge Computing-Enabled Smart Factories

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By Jake Saunders | 1Q 2020 | IN-5706


GSMA Proposed a Novel Proof of Concept (PoC) Testbed


At Mobile World Congress Shanghai in July 2019, I had the privilege of chairing the Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) session. It proved to be a particularly popular session, especially the GSMA’s keynote presentation on its “Edge Computing Smart Factory Proof of Concept (PoC)” project initiative. The GSMA’s Internet of Things (IoT) Program Steering Group (PSG) had invited more than 10 Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to put forward proposals for the PoC Project. Ultimately, the GSMA selected China Mobile’s and Huawei’s “Smart Factory Project” for the Edge Computing PoC project.

China Mobile and Huawei since invited industrial manufacturers to participate as project implementation partners. Haier (headquartered in Qingdao, China) hosted the smart factory PoC project and Hangzhou Mstar agreed to participate as Haier’s machine vision solutions application partner.

China Mobile and Huawei Provide an Update


In mid-November 2019, the PoC project mana…

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