Intelligent Water Supply allows for automatic household meter reading and supply network monitoring in residential cells. This ensures secure water supply, reduces operation costs, and implements tiered water pricing, thereby increasing revenues.
Intelligent Gas Supply uses intelligent remote gas meters for real-time usage reporting and remote valve control to meet refined O&M requirements and provide Internet-based value-added services.
Statistics show that over 20 million intelligent water and gas meters have been installed, with the compound growth rate still increasing.
Traditionally, it takes a meter reader 2 to 5 minutes to record the gas or water usage of a household. Manual recording is slow and error-prone. In addition, meter readers may be unable to enter customers' homes. Resource usage violations or faults cannot be detected in time.
Lack of Integration
Battery-powered intelligent meters are deployed in a centralized manner with unstable wireless connections. Enterprises have strict requirements for device standardization, low power consumption, and deep coverage. Meter reading systems involve multiple components, such as devices, transmission equipment, a platform, and applications.
As intelligent meters start to collect and report service data, enterprises need to deploy a secure and stable IoT platform with hundreds of millions of connections and high concurrency processing capabilities. In addition, enterprises need to mine commercial value from massive user data to support refined operation and increase profit.
Lack of Innovation
This solution enables enterprises to obtain and analyze usage data and meter status, enabling refined and intelligent O&M. Enterprises are faced with challenges in deploying innovative applications to improve efficiency, enhance user satisfaction, explore innovative service models, and capitalize on market opportunities.
Intelligent Metering & Monitoring
Big Data Analysis
Intelligent Metering & Monitoring
With NB-IoT and cloud services, Huawei provides comprehensive cloud-pipe-device smart meter reading and pipe network monitoring solutions.
NB-IoT is a 3GPP-standard LPWA IoT technology that features low power consumption, wide coverage, massive connections, and low costs. Huawei provides NB-IoT chips and works with industry partners to provide NB-IoT modules, which can be quickly transform common meters to intelligent meters. In addition, operators are widely deploying NB-IoT base stations in cities. Multi-party cooperation has established the trend of NB-IoT technologies in public utilities.
E2E Cloud Service
The E2E cloud service includes devices, an IoT platform, and metering applications, providing plug-and-play NB-IoT intelligent meters. The one-stop IoT platform allows for device integration and protocol adaptation and is compatible with meters of different brands and models, facilitating meter lifecycle management. In addition, the service integrates data analysis and mining, AI, and microservice architecture, provides in-depth business insight, and enables application development, fully unleashing IoT potential.
A secure and stable IoT platform allows for the connection of hundreds of millions of devices and high concurrency processing.
A one-stop IoT platform integrates multiple devices and complies multiple protocols, allowing for hundreds of millions of connections and O&M-free service provision.
Enables real-time access of hundreds of millions of devices, efficient routing of massive data, tens of millions of concurrent reads and writes, and millisecond-level response, ensuring service quality and user experience.
Security and Stability
All cloud services are highly reliable and support smooth capacity expansion. The cloud security and cloud management service system implements security and operation auditing, and effectively defends against malicious external penetration and attacks.
Big Data Analysis
Operations are refined based on Big Data analysis to provide in-depth insight into meter statuses and user consumption data.
E2E Big Data and AI
The E2E Big Data and AI services enable customers to analyze consumer behavior, detect pipe network leakage, and offload service pressure through data access integration, access, and modeling.
Full-stack Big Data analysis allows customers to select the most suitable data storage, query, and analysis architecture and solutions, decouple resources, and flexibly expand resources, greatly reducing the computing resources required for traditional Big Data analysis and AI model training. This leaves customers free to focus on service innovation.
Full-stack IaaS and PaaS resources drive service innovation centered on enterprise operations and value-added services.
Based on IaaS and PaaS capabilities such as full-stack computing, storage, database, container, middleware, microservices, and serverless computing, enterprises can perform data analysis and business modeling to implement more accurate and intelligent O&M, such as leakage & breakage monitoring, metering monitoring, and remote valve adjustment.
Facilitated by intelligent meters and consumption data analysis, enterprises can create intelligent applications to provide Internet-enabled value-added services such as household energy consumption management, online payment, service outlet navigation, and inspection reporting.
Based on NB-IoT technologies and cooperation with industry partners, HUAWEI CLOUD provides an IoT platform that connects to hundreds of millions of devices. Through scenario-based big data analysis and AI modeling training, enterprises can perform refined operations with intelligent meters and user consumption data. At the same time, cutting-edge technologies help enterprises quickly develop and launch applications, improving service operations and O&M efficiency and providing value-added services for users. HUAWEI CLOUD provides full-stack security capabilities, ensuring the smooth operation of customers' services.
- One-stop cloud services
- Comprehensive security design
- Hundreds of millions device connection
- Full-stack scenario-specific Big Data and AI capabilities
- Flexible architecture selection
- Open and easy-to-integrate architecture
IoT Device Management
Elastic Cloud Server
Elastic Load Balance
Cloud Container Engine
Distributed Message Service
Data Ingestion Service
Cloud Stream Service
Document Database Service
RDS for MySQL
Distributed Database Middleware
IoT Device ManagementThe IoT platform can easily connect to a large number of intelligent meters to the cloud to implement bidirectional communication between devices and the cloud for data collection and command delivery.
MapReduce ServiceMapReduce Service (MRS) provides enterprise-class Big Data cluster cloud services that can be fully controlled by tenants. It can easily run Big Data components such as Hadoop, Spark, HBase, Kafka, and Storm.
Cloud Container EngineCloud Container Engine (CCE) provides highly reliable and high performing enterprise-class container application and management services. It supports native Kubernetes applications and tools, simplifying environment setup for automatic cloud containers.
Shenzhen Water Group adopted an E2E IoT solution provided by Huawei, China Telecom, and water meter vendors. It uses NB-IoT intelligent water meters, NB-IoT networks, and public clouds to meet requirements for household meter reading and leakage/breakage detection, thereby ensuring water safety and improving service.
Shenzhen Gas understood that NB-IoT technology is the fututre of intelligent remote gas meters. It adopted an end-to-end IoT solution provided by Huawei, China Telecom, and gas meter vendors to resolve issues with traditional meter reading and maintenance, which refined their operationsl and improved user satisfaction.