5G blockchain module empowers intelligent innovation of industrial enterprises

The rise of the Industrial Internet has resulted in a profound integration of smart factories and led to a significant degree of intelligence and information-centric utilization of industrial equipment terminals. This Informationization (deep information-based dependency) of industrial equipment terminals helps to greatly improve usage yet it can be a double-edged sword by triggering a series of new security challenges for the Information industry.

Historically, these pervasive barrages of sophisticated intrusion attacks appear to be aimed at infiltrating industrial control systems with various industrial strength vectors. Some of the recent cases of malicious attacks, such as Stuxnet, Flame Virus, and Black Energy, clearly displayed targeted attack characteristics and have seriously impacted enterprise production security and even national security.

How can 5G combined with blockchain technology help build a future-oriented, smarter, safer and more trusted smart factory?

No1. Provide trusted identity authentication for industrial equipment terminals

Industrial production activity for M2M communications has become very commonplace, resulting in a new norm of interconnection of various production processes. This has led to improved efficiency as well as security risks. Network and system assets tracking is complicated, hence they become even more difficult to manage with expanded risk due to direct exposure of the insecurities posed by the “open” Internet. At best, it is correct to say, the threat awareness of industrial equipment is inadequate; once an intrusion attack, malicious damage, or misuse occurs, the operator cannot locate and effectively trace the source of the problem. Naturally, this leads to huge losses for the organization.

5G blockchain modules integrated with BoAT Framework in IoT Devices provide high-speed and stable wireless connections for industrial IoT terminals in smart factories. Each terminal equipped with BoAT technology offers a unique and tamper-resistant embedded trusted identity. The industrial IoT device signs then uploads the data generated by the device through the use of its private key of the trusted identity. The industrial applications which will do data processing can verify the authenticity of device data through a consortium blockchain.

By building a blockchain-based device identity management system, a method of contract consensus execution can be established. The relationship between the user’s entity identity and that of the owned terminal device side identity can be mapped in a manner that allows for blockchain smart contract consensus execution. This helps to enable the device side is verified in an authorization process to determine whether the identity of the requesting party has access rights or not, and results in a two-way trusted and secure traceable verification between the device and the user.

· By creating a tamper-proof trusted identity, an efficient, trusted and safe information exchange between equipment owners, users, equipment to equipment can be achieved

· When a liability accident needs to be identified, the identity authentication can obtain a credible basis for arbitration

No.2 It help industrial logistics to improve operational efficiency

At present, industrial logistics concentrates on using a centralized procurement process in which a high unit price component process is at the central core of the operations. This helps to build a platform for industrial enterprises to export products, and guides warehousing, transportation and distribution companies to play synergistic roles with each other. The most important result of this reciprocal relationship is the monitoring and real-time mutual sharing of transportation status. The key question is exactly how the combination of 5G + Blockchain technologies can meet this demand for real-time sharing?

5G Blockchain IoT modules can be deployed in various aspects of industrial logistics, such as: logistics vehicles, warehouses, distribution sites, etc. to further achieve networking and interoperability, and expand the automation operations of the entire production cycle of the supply chain. This will result in making production more flat, customized, and intelligent.

The utilization of 5G low-latency networks facilitate reporting of data details in real time (temperature, location, images, etc.). When a data signature is trusted and uploaded to the blockchain, the corresponding smart contract can be used as a search tool to display credible, safe and full life-cycle logistics order data for front-end applications. This benefits in real-time sharing of data for each segment of the order which can then be reviewed by a consortium of partners. This overall transparent visibility will greatly enhance the efficiency of multi-modes (two different modes) of transport for goods, which is common in industrial logistics.

· This helps coordinated carriers to reach a fast and effective carrier connection plan to improve capacity efficiency

· Effective, real-time status monitoring during the transportation process help customers reduce operating costs and increase customer satisfaction.

No.3 Helping enterprises achieve data sharing and flexible supervision

A data-sharing framework from the Industrial Internet is the method employed to benefit from information exchange and data allocation between various government and enterprise entities in various industries of the Industrial Internet. How can 5G blockchain technology be deployed to build “smart contracts” for internal and external enterprises and industrial Internet platforms?

5G Blockchain IoT module features low-latency characteristics, a high bandwidth and other beneficial network capabilities to meet the connection needs of enterprises in all kinds of network environments, both inside and outside the factory. This ultimately also helps authorized enterprises to access other enterprises of the same consortium blockchain in a uniquely user-friendly manner. By opening enterprises to all aspects of industrial production, we can expect reductions in costs, while realizing increased trust for information sharing between enterprises. Adding Internet-connectivity for information islands help to facilitate wide usage in industrial production; at the same time, blockchain technology helps ensure data ownership. Major enterprises in the industry can benefit from the data value brought by the data analysis model, while managing the advantages of a compensation usage model.

If “information islands” can facilitate internet-connectivity and avoid isolation from the network, extensive sharing of uploaded and downloaded information resources in the industry will be highly commended and, at the same time, broaden commercial enterprises ability to grasp market dynamics, optimize the allocation of production resources and avoid overcapacity.

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About Fibocom:

Fibocom Wireless Co., Ltd. was founded in Shenzhen, China during 1999 and is one of the World's leading providers of IoT communication solutions and modules. Fibocom is committed to popularizing reliable, convenient, safe, and intelligent wireless communication solutions to every IoT terminal and application solution to bring users an across-the-board wireless experience. In 2017, Fibocom became listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 300638), becoming the first wireless communication module company from China to obtain this listing status. Fibocom provides technology-leading 5G / 4G / LTE Cat 1 / 3G / 2G / NB-IoT / LTE Cat M / Android smart / vehicle-level wireless communication modules. Fibocom focuses on achieving terminal device data interconnection and integration with IoT terminals with intelligence, and has been instrumental in fostering digital transformation for thousands of vertical industries. Fibocom has won over many domestic and foreign premium class clientele in the fields of mobile payment, mobile Internet, car networking, smart energy, smart security, smart city, smart home, smart medical care, smart agriculture, wireless gateway, etc. Fibocom’s steadfast development provides a powerful commitment to growth of digital transformation in the industry. At present, there are more than 1,000 employees worldwide customer support centers covers more than 100 countries.

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