Chinese company Huawei announced its Agile Network 3.0 Architecture during its Network Congress 2015 - with a specific interest in the Agile Internet of Things (IoT) solution. Company officials noted its platform as a free and open standard, so it's even easier to make devices connect - and communicate - with the Internet.
"Standardizing infrastructure will foster the development of Internet applications, including 'IoT' applications," said William Xu, chief strategy and marketing officer at Huawei, in a statement to the media.
Looking ahead, Huawei predicts there will be 100 billion connections by 2025, with two million new sensors deployed every hour. Huawei has increased focus of its IoT efforts in the past couple of years, as buildings, vehicles, factories, retail stores, critical infrastructure, and other products become connected.
IoT has drawn major interest from software and hardware manufacturers, with the likes of Google, IBM, Intel, and others preparing their IoT-themed protocols.