Huawei, Unicom join project to set up district's new 'Smart Valley'
The Changning government has established strategic ties with Huawei Technologies Co and China Unicom Shanghai to jointly build Hongqiao Smart Valley — a key step in promoting the district’s industrial development and urban renewal during the 13th Five Year Plan period.
As part of the project, an artificial intelligence sci-tech innovative demonstration center by Huawei and China Unicom will be established at 1033 Changning Road.
The center will mainly consist of a 2,900-square-meter incubator space and 18,000 square meters of offices.
Enterprises engaged in artificial intelligence will be introduced through Huawei and China Unicom’s customer resources and channels.
Software and information services have grown steadily in Changning in recent years, with 70 billion yuan (US$10.5 billion) in revenue last year.
Changning is home to the first “Internet plus life service” experimental zone around the country. Nearly 300 Internet-plus-life service enterprises in the district contributed 3.56 billion yuan in taxes in the first nine months of this year, up 23.29 percent from a year earlier.
The online economy is developing rapidly in Changning, which has become a cluster of enterprises engaged in cloud computing, big data and the Internet of Things. The district has more than 1,000 software and information businesses.