Jingdong Leading the Way in 5G, IoT Application to Industry


As nations around the world race to install the latest 5G communications network, exciting new applications are already falling out of gaining the availability of super fast internet connectivity.

For homeowners, it means that adopting the Internet of Things (IoT) means all kinds of items can be controlled remotely from their smartphones. That means things like thermostats, kitchen appliances, a robotic carpet sweeper, lights, entertainment systems, security and much more.

But while 5G and IoT are making domestic dwelling a lot more “fun” and “cool,” the much greater implications of 5G capability will manifest themselves in the world of business. Similar to IoT is something called IIot, the Industrial Internet of Things. This will enable factories, warehouses, supply chains, transportation systems to get connected to centralized controls that will dramatically streamline the way business gets done.

On the leading edge of adopting 5G IIoT is the Chinese e-commerce giant JD.Com, also called Jingdong. This company has more than 300 million active users and enjoys deep penetration into every region across the vast landscape of China. That includes its 300 “top-tier” cities and many “lower-tier cities.” It sells billions of dollars in products every day and has achieved the ability to make same-day or next-day delivery on 90% of all purchases.

But as efficient and connected Jingdong already is, once the 5G network is completed an entirely new level of retail efficiency will be enabled. JD is racing to establish vast armies of fully automated delivery robots and drones that will fan out across the nation for the swift delivery of products.

Many more applications will fall out of 5G and IIoT. One of them is an extremely significant saving on energy. For example, as more drones and robots are employed, more gas-guzzling trucks can be taken off the crowded roadways of China. Read This Article to learn more.

Another area where superior connectivity can save money and resources is in the procurement process. Thousands of companies are already tapping into the Jingdong platform to handle their individual procurement processes. They are saving an average of 15% to 20% on costs.

The exciting potential afforded by 5G is only just beginning and JD.Com is leading the way it is being applied.

A book entitled “The JD.com Story: An E-commerce Phenomenon” by Li Zhigang features the unique story of JD.com’s growth and evolution and the strategies and philosophy of its charismatic founder are featured in this fascinating book.


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