(Sydney, 21 July 2017) Huawei Technologies was named Australia’s leading Internet of Things (IoT) innovator at the Australian communications industry awards for excellence, the ACOMMS Awards.
Huawei was recognised for its groundbreaking work with Victorian state water utility, South East Water, using Narrowband-IoT technology to transmit real-time data on network performance, asset condition and fault management across its pressure sewer monitoring platform and metering devices. The trial was the first of its kind in the world.
South East Water’s is aiming to build the world’s first fully digital IoT water network to control waste water flows from each property and identify problems across the network.
Huawei Technologies is driving the water utility’s digital transformation. Huawei’s end-to-end communications solutions, includes NB-IoT chipsets from Huawei’s wholly owned subsidiary, Neul.
Through software upgrades, Huawei and its carrier partners have NB-IoT enabled 20 mobile base stations providing carrier grade ubiquitous connectivity spanning 1,000sq kilometers across Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs.
South East Water is now connecting devices in a range of environments from Melbourne’s Southbank, to the Mornington Peninsula and Dandenong Ranges.
Huawei’s support for the newly constructed IoT laboratory and undergraduate course at James Cook University in Cairns is a further demonstration of the company’s commitment to advance IoT technology in Australia.
Huawei Australia CEO, Mr Zhao Xichu (James) said the award was an acknowledgement of Huawei’s world leading work in Australia to develop internet of things solutions.
“Huawei is driving the NB-IoT standards and the work here in Australia with South East Water and James Cook University is informing and guiding that global effort,” Mr Zhao said.
“Huawei is working with partners as an incubator of this emerging technology. We want Australia to become a global leader in NB-IoT development.
“South East Water must be congratulated for having the foresight and persistence to create a truly digital water network.”
Huawei shared the ACOMMS IoT Innovators Award with Vodafone, who was acknowledged for its overall IoT achievements.