The Chinese central government has outlined plans to step up regulation and standardisation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) sector over the next several years.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has just issued the draft version of the “Industrial Internet of Things Comprehensive Standardisation System Development Guidelines (2021 Edition)” (工业互联网综合标准化体系建设指南（2021版）) for the solicitation of opinions from the public.
The Outlines call for the “basic formation” of an IIoT standardisation system by 2023, including:
- At least 15 basic shared standards for the definition of technical terms, supply chains, industry chains, and human resources.
- At least 40 technical standards for the “5G+ Industrial Internet of Things,” information modelling, industrial big data and security.
- At least 25 standards for vehicles, electronic information, steel, light industry, equipment manufacturing, aviation and petroleum.
By 2025, MIIT calls for the formulation of at least 100 standards that cover IIoT related technologies, products, management and applications.