On Oct. 10, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, a networking, telecommunications equipment and services provider, and Bosch, an engineering and electronics company, announced a partnership on the development of the internet of things (IoT) in China at HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, an annual industry expo and forum hosted by Huawei.
The collaborative agreement will see the two partners make Bosch’s IoT Suite software available in China on Huawei Cloud to offer cloud-based IoT services with various functions needed to connect devices, users, and businesses.
With rising demand for IoT solutions in China, the partnership marks a decisive step for Bosch in one of the fastest growing IoT markets in Asia, according to Dr. Stefan Ferber, CEO of Bosch Software Innovations, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bosch. The company expects China’s market for IoT platforms to grow by close to 70 percent over the coming years.
“Bosch Software Innovations is one of the global leaders in IoT, providing cutting-edge IoT solutions and services,” said Mr. Zheng Yelai, the vice president of Huawei and president of Huawei Cloud BU. “With the technical excellence of Bosch IoT Suite, and the reliable infrastructure services by Huawei Cloud, we will provide more intelligent IoT solutions to smart cities, enterprises, families, and individuals.”
Following this announcement, Bosch and Huawei intend to develop an integrated end-to-end IoT offering. Huawei is developing IoT hardware gateways that will be pre-configured with Bosch IoT Gateway software and managed through the Bosch IoT Remote Manager to run on Huawei Cloud. This close integration will provide customers with a more complete IoT solution that is easier to deploy and manage.
Bosch and Huawei share a similar vision for the IoT, based on open source and industry standards and a commitment to building strong ecosystems. Both companies are also members of the Eclipse Foundation and serve in leadership roles within the Industrial Internet Consortium and the OSGi Alliance.