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WORLDWIDE
BY GARY ARLEN

hen China Mobile and Nokia demonstrated a platform that connects robots
via 5G wireless technology, their deal also
underscored the global collaborations that
are accelerating the growth of the Internet
of Things (IoT). The proposed integrated
robotics system will enable fast, synchronized production as well as a flexible system for manufacturing and productivity.
The deployment in China fits a pattern.
China, with its consumer scale and production capabilities, has officially established an
aggressive IoT agenda. Its current "machineto-machine" connections represent nearly
one-third of the global market and will see a
compound annual growth rate of nearly 30
percent through 2020, according to the GSM
Association's latest analysis.
For China Mobile, the world's largest wireless phone operator, the Nokia deal is part of
a larger vision for its 5G activities. "5G will
provide the network infrastructure for the
China Manufacturing 2025 initiative," says
Huang Yuhong, vice president of China Mobile
Research Institute. 5G will enable activities
that seem "impossible" today, such as "autonomous manufacturing with massive use of
robots," he adds.
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