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Huawei and Wapwag Sign Cooperation Agreement to Accelerate Digital Transformation of Water Industry

During the recent Edge Computing Industry Summit 2017 in Beijing, Huawei and Wapwag (Shanghai) Smart Water Public Co. Ltd announced that they have reached a cooperation agreement. This agreement will see an integration of Huawei’s Edge Computing IoT (EC-IoT) solution with Wapwag's smart water supply management platform to build a data-driven platform for urban smart water supplies, helping to lay a foundation for the digital transformation of the water supply industry.

With the rapid development of the Internet and IoT, we will soon arrive at an era of the interconnection of everything. However, the network edge faces the challenge of having many heterogeneous connections, as well as demands for real-time service performance, application intelligence, data optimization, and security privacy.

In the water supply industry, Huawei’s EC-IoT solution simplifies app development at the edge of customers' networks and allows the application systems of different partners to interoperate thanks to its open edge computing capabilities and its cloud management architecture. The solution can quickly meet intelligent data processing requirements of different industries at the network edge, and help customers implement smart manufacturing, maintenance, management, detection, and security, accelerating digital transformation.

With a guaranteed safe water supply as its heart, the smart water supply management platform developed by Wapwag improves industry intelligence and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) management. The platform uses advanced technologies of the industrial Internet to implement customization, standardized design, and optimized production of the smart water supply. It also leverages applications such as remote monitoring, mobile construction, fault warning, and fast response, as well as diversified user interfaces such as apps and web platforms, to extend services of the water supply industry into equipment, enterprises, and society.

Wang Shaoshen, General Manager of Huawei Enterprise Gateway Domain, said: "The innovative smart water solution developed by Huawei and Wapwag uses IoT gateways with powerful edge computing capabilities and an open architecture to connect to water supply devices and various sensors. With cloud management architecture, the Agile Controller can manage millions of devices.

“The Agile Controller provides functions such as device management, computing resource management, and application management, and uses open interfaces to connect to Wapwag's smart water supply management platform and system. It collects running data of water supply devices in real time and uses the cloud-based Big Data analytics platform to fully understand the health indicators of water supply device components. The solution implements preventive maintenance on water supply devices. This ensures less downtime for water supply devices and guarantees the safety of the water supply," continued Wang Shaoshen.

"The water supply system directly affects the quality of water for residents. Maintaining water supply devices and monitoring water quality are now major challenges for water supply companies and administrative departments,” said Yang Feng, Deputy General Manager of Wapwag. “The smart water solution uses edge computing IoT to connect water supply devices, as well as monitor these devices and water quality in real time. It helps water supply companies and administrative departments reduce downtime by 70%, lower labor costs by 80%, and ensure a high-quality water supply."

Hongyou Wang (second from the left), Deputy Director of Huawei Shanghai Enterprise Business Department and Yang Feng (second from the right), Deputy General Manager of Wapwag sign the cooperation agreement

As industries undergo digital transformation, the smart water solution developed by Huawei and Wapwag will improve digitalization, ICT, intelligence, and reliability of traditional water supply systems during this transition.

Huawei enterprise network products and solutions have been widely used in more than 100 countries and regions around the world and leverage the Smart Connection of Everything to accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises. To date, 197 of the Fortune Global 500 companies and 45 of the top 100 enterprises have chosen Huawei as their partner for digital transformation.