Wang Jun, director of the big data development service center in the Guian New Area, gives a presentation on the latest developments. [Photo/guiyang.gov.cn]
The Guian New Area in Southwest China's Guizhou province held an important working meeting on March 21 that aimed to consolidate and extend the development of big data in the region.
According to participants at the meeting, Guian made significant achievements in the field during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-20).
Moreover, since 2015 the software and information technology service industry in Guian has shown a sustained growth trend, with total annual revenue soaring more than ten-fold from 600 million yuan ($91.44 million) to 6.06 billion yuan in 2020.
In addition, the local electronic information manufacturing industry has grown by leaps and bounds, with the average annual growth rate amounting to 389.5 percent between 2017 and 2019.
A total of eight data center projects were established in the region from 2015 to 2020, while two projects were signed off and investment intentions were reached on more than 14 projects during the same period.
In the year 2020, enterprises above a designated size – those with annual revenue of 20 million yuan or more – generated total output value of 13.32 billion yuan.
Elsewhere, the telecommunications service industry generated 4.85 billion yuan of revenue that year, achieving 71.2 percent in year-on-year growth. Guian saw 3.4 billion yuan invested in digital infrastructure and 605 5G base stations were installed.
According to Wang Jun, director of the big data development service center in the Guian New Area, it will now move to promote the development of big data and accelerate the construction of a digital economy-oriented industry system, which will help elevate local big data technology to the top levels of the country.