Guizhou is the pioneer of China’s development in Big Data – China Economic Net
– The southwestern province of Guizhou has become the leader of China’s big data industry since it was approved to build the country’s first comprehensive national big data pilot zone in 2016.
– It is also one of the regions with the largest number of mega-data centers in the world. Several heavyweight players, such as Apple and Huawei, have established their cloud computing and big-data centers and regional headquarters in the province.
– Guizhou will strengthen the clustering effect of data centers, promote the integration of big data into the real economy and improve the industrial development environment, to stimulate the development of the big data industry.
by Xinhua Writers Xu Ruiqing, Xiang Dingjie
Southwest Guizhou Province has emerged as the leader of China’s big data industry since it was approved to build the country’s first comprehensive national big data pilot zone in 2016.
Today it is one of the regions with the largest number of mega-data centers in the country and even in the world. Several heavyweight players, such as Apple and Huawei, have established their cloud computing and big-data centers and regional headquarters in the province.
People visit the 2021 China Big Data Industry International Exhibition in Guiyang, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, May 26, 2021 (Xinhua / Ou Dongqu)
Its rich Big Data resources are fueling growth momentum in the digital economy. Between 2016 and 2020, Guizhou’s digital economic growth rate ranked first in China for five consecutive years. By 2021, the added value of its digital economy is expected to exceed 600 billion yuan (approximately $ 91.7 billion).
As the country’s pioneer in the implementation of the national big data strategy, Guizhou will consolidate its efforts, such as strengthening the clustering effect of data centers, promoting the integration of big data with the real economy and improving the industrial development environment, to stimulate the development of the Big Data industry.
DATA CENTER CLUSTER
Chinese tech giant Huawei is ramping up construction of its industrial park, including a data center and a university, in Gui’an New Area, a new national-level urban area in Guizhou.
When completed in August, the data center can install around 800,000 servers to store Huawei’s global management data and provide cloud services to users in 170 countries and regions.
A staff member checks equipment at a China Mobile data center in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, May 24, 2021 (Xinhua / Ou Dongqu)
A block away, Apple’s first Chinese data center, with an investment of $ 1 billion, went into operation on Tuesday. This will likely further improve the experience of Chinese users in terms of access speed and service reliability, as well as the overall reliability of Apple’s products and services on the Chinese mainland.
As the central part of the National Big Data Comprehensive Pilot Zone (Guizhou), the Guiyang and Gui’an New Zone as a whole has experienced rapid growth of big data companies in recent years due to its climate, power supply, and network infrastructure benefits.
In 2020, it housed more than 5,000 big-data companies and 23 data centers in operation or under construction. The added value of its digital economy reached 164.9 billion yuan in the same year.
With the landing of more data centers, Guiyang will form a data center industry with investment exceeding the level of 100 billion yuan in the next five years. It will develop an electronic information manufacturing industry and a group of software service and information technology industries, each to a level of 100 billion yuan.
“Guizhou is expected to become one of the largest data centers in the world in a few years,” Vladimir Norov, secretary general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, said at the 2021 Big Industry International Expo. Data in China, which ended in Guiyang on Friday. , the provincial capital of Guizhou.
At its Guiyang plant of Sunlord Electronics, a company engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of electronic chip components, its nearly 600 production machines have achieved automatic manufacturing and product data collection since 2020.
“Previously, a worker could only control four machines. After smart upgrade of manufacturing with big data, a worker can now control 20 machines, and there is no need to manually check inventory, orders and the materials, “Deng Shichun said with the company.
“Production capacity increased by 70 percent, costs reduced by 40 percent, and production efficiency increased by 60 percent,” Deng added.
In recent years, Guizhou has made efforts to promote the deep integration of big data into the real economy. So far, more than 6,000 companies have smartly upgraded manufacturing. More than 20,000 companies have used cloud and big data services in their production.
“About 80 percent of enterprises in Guizhou belong to traditional industries. Integrating big data into their production activities makes traditional industries more digital and intelligent,” said Jiao Delu, director of the provincial administration’s development office. Guizhou big data. .
In 2020, Guizhou’s digital economy grew by more than 15% per year. Its index of deep integration of big data with the real economy reached 41.1% in 2020, 7.3 percentage points higher than in 2017.
The province has also made efforts to promote the deep integration of big data with poverty reduction, rural vitalization and social governance. For example, Guizhou set up the country’s first provincial government data platform, enabling online processing of all provincial, municipal and county government departments.
IMPROVE THE DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT
To boost the development of the digital economy, especially the big data industry, Guizhou has taken a series of measures and policies to strengthen the weak links in talent, infrastructure and regulations.
From 2016 to 2020, Guizhou completed the construction and upgrading of optical fibers in 8,900 administrative villages, built more than 5,000 4G base stations, and achieved 4G coverage in all of its natural villages with more than 30 households.
By the end of 2020, Guizhou had built more than 20,700 5G base stations, achieving 5G network coverage in its nine cities and prefectures, with all of its counties connected to the 5G network. It will also strive to achieve full commercial use of 5G by 2022.
To solve the talent shortage, Guizhou has set up a strong system for cultivating big data talents ranging from vocational training to college education. The Department of Education has authorized eight universities in the province to create majors in data science and big data technology.
To promote the legal development of the big data industry, Guizhou also introduced local regulations in 2016 to regulate the acquisition, sharing, security and other data issues.
In 2016, Guiyang took the country’s lead in building a big data security base in China. To date, more than 100 big data security institutions and companies have established themselves in Guiyang Economic and Technological Development Zone, with an industrial scale of over 10 billion yuan.