China Unicom Group Works with Mianyang Municipal Government to Create A New Smart City Template Through Such Cutting-edge Technologies as 5G and IPv6
2018-09-30

China Unicom Group worked with Mianyang Municipal Government to jointly build China Science and Technology City

The strategic cooperation signing ceremony was held in Chengdu

Liu Chao and Mai Yanzhou attended the ceremony and delivered speeches. Yuan Fang and Huang Chen attended

A country cannot be prosperous and strong without a solid economic foundation. The report of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China proposed to promote the deep integration of the Internet, big data, artificial intelligence and the real economy, to cultivate new growth points and form new kinetic energy, to accelerate scientific and technological innovation and to build a network power, a digital China, and a smart society.

On September 19, the strategic cooperation signing ceremony for China Unicom Group and the Mianyang municipal government to jointly build China Science and Technology City was held in Chengdu. This is the first time that China Unicom Group has carried out strategic cooperation with a prefecture-level city. Liu Chao, secretary of the municipal party committee, and Mai Yanzhou, deputy general manager of China Unicom Group, attended the signing ceremony and deliver speeches. Yuan Fang, deputy secretary of the municipal party committee andacting mayor, and Huang Chen,general manager of China Unicom Sichuan Branch, attended the signing ceremony.

The strategic cooperation signing ceremony to jointly build China Science and Technology City

In his speech, Liu Chao said that at present, a new round of technology and industrial revolution represented by information technology is accelerating the reconstruction of global innovation map and reshaping the global economic structure. China Unicom Group is one of the three major telecom operators in China. With reasonable structure, advanced technology and powerful functions, it boasts a modern communication network which covers the whole country and connect the world. It has been selected as one of the world¡¯s top 500 enterprises for ten consecutive years. As a pilot city for national smart cities and a national ¡°Broadband China¡± demonstration city, Mianyang has vigorously promoted the ¡°Internet plus¡± initiative and the innovation of Internet-based business model, service model and management model in recent years, and achieved remarkable results in building Mianyang into a smart city and developing its digital economy.

Liu Chao said that establishing strategic cooperation between China Unicom and Mianyang is not only a pragmatic move by the two sides to adapt to the development trend of information technology, but also a concrete action to implement the national strategy. It is hoped that both sides will conscientiously implement the contents of the agreement and promote the cooperation between the two parties to achieve fruitful results. It is hoped that China Unicom give full play to its technological advantages, product advantages, market advantages and the special advantages of Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent and Jingdong as its group shareholders, actively promote the partners of the ecological circle to establish projects in Mianyang and comprehensively enhance the levels of building Mianayang into a smart city and developing its digital economy. Mianyang will make great efforts to provide high-quality services for China Unicom and its partners so that they can better develop in Mianyang. We firmly believe that the sincere cooperation between the two sides will surely become a template for the cooperation between central enterprises and local enterprises and will certainly write a new developing chapter of mutually drawing on advantages and achieving win-win cooperation.

In his speech, Mai Yanzhou said that in recent years, China Unicom has been striving to create a differentiated competitive advantage and strive to build itself into a new socialist central enterprise with Chinese characteristics in the new era. Mianyang is the only China Science and Technology City approved by the Party Central Committee and the State Council. It has made great achievements in carrying out the national policy to systematically hasten the construction of a comprehensive innovation and reform pilot city, in deepening the military-civil integration development, in enhancing independent innovation capability, in accelerating the pace of achievements transformation and speeding up industrial transformation and upgrading. This strategic cooperation is a concrete action by both sides to thoroughly implement the spirit of the 19th Party Congress and to conscientiously implement major strategies such as the innovation-driven strategy, the military-civil integration and the strategy of making China a powerful country through manufacturing and network. Through in-depth cooperation in industry chain, the ecological cycle, IPv6, and the businesses and applications of the next-generation Internet broadband, especially through the cooperation in a batch of major projects, the two sides aim to achieve mutual benefits while fueling the construction of China Science and Technology City. China Unicom will take the signing as a great opportunity and take Mianyang as a key strategic layout city, fully implement the cooperation content of contracts, accelerate the construction of contracted projects and help the extraordinary development of China Science and Technology City. China Unicom and Mianyang will take this strategic cooperation as a new starting point, cultivate new economic engines, create new competitive advantages, seize the commanding heights of future development and make new and greater contributions to a strong science and technology city.

At the signing ceremony, Luo Zongzhi, vice mayor and Cui Tao, deputy general manager of China Unicom Group¡¯s Government & Enterprise Department, signed The Strategic Cooperation Agreement for Jointly Building China Science and Technology City.

According to the agreement, China Unicom Group will give full play to its advantages in the fields of industry chain, the ecological cycle, IPv6 basic network and the businesses and applications of the next-generation Internet broadband. It will make joint efforts with Mianyang to promote the deployment of 5G and IPv6 network infrastructure and implement a number of major projects. Through all the efforts, it aims to provide a package of comprehensive solutions based on ¡°cloud computing, big data, internet of things and artificial intelligence¡± for advanced manufacturing, modern service industry and modern agriculture, in a bid to create a new smart city template with the characteristics of China Science and Technology City.

After the signing ceremony, Luo Zongzhi and Tang Xiongyan, chief expert of China Unicom Network Technology Research Institute, officially launched the establishment of the Mianyang Sub-laboratory of the National Engineering Laboratory Specializing in the Businesses and Applications ofthe Next Generation Internet Broadband. Tang Xiongyan also delivered a speechon the development plan of the National Laboratory and 5G Innovation Center in Mianyang. She said that Mianyang will take the Mianyang Sub-laboratory of the National Engineering Laboratory as a carrier to deepen the innovation cooperation with Mianyang and to fuel the construction of a smart Mianyang.

Subsequently, Liu Chao, Yuan Fang and the entourage also visited the Industrial Internet Exhibition Hall of China Unicom Sichuan Branch to learn more about China Unicom¡¯s various innovative highlights, especially the application cases of big data in environmental protection, education and medical care.

Zou Xianrong, deputy general manager of China Unicom Sichuan Branch, presided over the signing ceremony. Zou Ruoli, secretary of the municipal party committeeand Tan Gang, secretary of the municipal government, attended the signing ceremony.

All-media reporters from Mianyang Daily: Li Zhihao/article, Lai Jie/photo

Editor: Huang Yulin  Chief editor: Wang Qing