The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announced Thursday it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). Under the agreement, the IIC and CAICT will work together to help ensure interoperability for the industrial Internet in China. The agreement is one of a number of agreements made by the IIC’s newly formed Liaison Working Group.
Joint activities between the IIC and CAICT will include identifying and sharing best practices; collaborating on testbeds and research and development projects; realizing interoperability by harmonizing architecture and other elements; and collaborating on standardization.
The IIC is a global, member-supported organization that promotes the accelerated growth of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT),
China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) is a research academy under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology with over 2,400 employees. A specialized think-tank for the government, and an innovation and development platform for the industry, CAICT holds a service portfolio that covers the areas of information and communication technology, the integration of ICT and industries, such as 5G, Internet IoT and industrial Internet, cloud computing, big data, Intelligent manufacturing etc.
As a think-tank and platform in ICT field of China, it contributes to the development and innovation of the country and the ICT industry by providing support and services in terms of national strategies, plans, policies, standards, technology labs, testing and certification etc.
CAICT is the national core supporting organization for industrial Internet, manufacturing and Internet relevant actions to the Chinese government, and is involved in the drafting of the “Internet+ action plan,” “Made in China 2025,”and other national strategies and guidance on IoT, loud computing, big data and Broadband China, etc. CAICT is currently the leading organization to promote the development of industrial Internet of China.
The Liaison Working Group is the gateway for formal relationships with standards and open-source organizations, consortia, alliances, certification and testing bodies and government entities/agencies.
“We look forward to working with the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology to help further the development of the industrial Internet throughout China,” said Wael William Diab, Chair, IIC Liaison Working Group and Senior Director, Huawei. “We’re especially excited about joint activity on testbeds and research and development projects that will help advance the adoption of the industrial internet.”
“We highly value the cooperation between CAICT and the IIC,” said Mr. Xiaohui YU, CTO of CAICT. “The collaboration with the IIC will help establish tight relationships between the IIC and Chinese entities and organizations, such as the AII Alliance, and will develop, facilitate and enhance the industrial Internet.”
Earlier this week, data center company Equinix joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the global, member-supported organization that promotes the accelerated growth of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Membership provides Equinix opportunities to engage and contribute to innovation, best practices and evolution initiatives the industrial internet is achieving.
With more than 145 data centers across 40 markets around the world, Equinix provides critical key participants of IoT ecosystems with an ideal platform to scale their offerings around the world enabling and supporting an accelerating customer demand.