Plans for the development in the robotics and 5G networking industries continue to gain momentum this week in China cities. The following stories showcase how Beijing and Chongqing are working to promote growing technologies in their cities to influence the industries on a global scale:
Beijing Robotics Industry Expected to Exceed 12 Billion
In 2018, more than 400 robot enterprises were based in Beijing, more than 50 of which were manufacturing operations, resulting in a total industry income of 10 billion yuan. By 2021, the city plans to cultivate more than three industrial synergy innovation platforms and gain three to five leading enterprises in the sub-sectors. The revenue generated by robots and related industries is expected to exceed 12 billion yuan.
Recently, robots have become a vital asset to China’s construction and technology industries. In the past five years, the Chinese robot industry has grown at a much faster pace than the world’s average and is expected to reach $8.68 billion this year. Currently, Beijing offers unique advancement in the research and development (R&D), integration, and technological services of robot development, along with many resources for innovative growth of the industry.
The Beijing Economic Development Zone is a key part of the robot industry in China. By 2022, the city expects robots and smart equipment to reach the 100-billion-yuan level of industrial clusters in Beijing. This high-level industrial cluster will greatly influence the robotic and intelligent equipment industries on a global scale.
Lenovo Plans to Build 5G Networking R&D Base in Chongqing
On August 26th, Yang Yuanquing, CEO of Lenovo Group, announced that the company plans to sign a contract with Chongqing Municipal Government that will allow construction of a 5G cloud network R&D base. This base will include an application, interaction and display center along with national-level laboratories. Chongqing expects the accumulated sales to exceed 10 billion yuan in the next five years.
Currently, three carriers are launching the first batch of 5G-scale networking in six different cities in China, Chongqing being one of them. These three carriers: China Telecom, Mobile and China Unicom, are conducting intensive 5G network trials and commercial preparations in Chongqing. They have also launched a joint 5G innovation trial in the field of vehicle networking.
This year, Chongqing will promote the city’s 5G pilot application and industrial developments with strong efforts. The city plans to build 1,000 5G base stations and will focus on the development of these five major industries: 5G core device manufacturing industry, 5G antenna feeder related industries, 5G micro-sound devices, the optoelectronic device industry, and new 5G intelligent terminal industry. The city will also be simultaneously introducing and cultivating a group of 5G network equipment manufacturing enterprises.
The strategy to develop 5G has always been a focus for Lenovo. The company has been researching 5G technologies since 2015. Lenovo currently has an in-depth layout of 5G smart devices, intelligent networks, and smart industry solutions.