[Shenzhen, China, December 29, 2018] IHS Markit recently released the IoT Platform Vendor Scorecard – 2018, by which Huawei's OceanConnect IoT Platform is graded as the leading IoT platform.
IHS Markit evaluated nine IoT platform vendors based on market presence and momentum. Huawei ranks first among the players based on the volume of devices, strategic commitment, growth rate of devices, breadth of vertical markets, ecosystem development, and technical innovation.
IHS Markit graded Huawei as the IoT industry leader and highly affirmed Huawei's achievements and contributions in the IoT field. The report also highlights that “Huawei has made breakthroughs in the IoT platform market by leveraging its advantages in cloud services, extensive cooperation with carriers around the world, various ecosystem partners and component providers, and the booming IoT market in China.”
Driven by the developmental trend toward big data, cloud computing, and AI, enterprises are joining the IoT construction, and the IoT industry has been rapidly developing. However, the current IoT industry is still facing a lot of challenges such as the constant iteration of IoT technologies at various layers, convergence of different platforms and technologies, and complex ecological integration of the IoT and industries.
Huawei's OceanConnect IoT Platform is a unified platform to connect devices in different industries. For southbound devices, Huawei integrates various sensors, devices, and gateways. For northbound applications, Huawei integrates various network applications through open APIs. Huawei provides secure and controllable device management to enable industry innovation and build an IoT ecosystem.
Huawei attaches great importance to cooperation with partners and hopes to build a receptive ecosystem. Up to now, more than 50,000 developers have developed upper-layer applications, and more than 3000 partners from over 50 industries have released services and products on the OceanConnect IoT Platform. Huawei works with leading enterprises in Smart City, Connected Vehicle, Intelligent Transportation, and Smart Campus to promote innovation in the IoT industry.