Prosperity-making innovative technologies strongly drive development of other industries along the related infrastructure chains, which include the power, electrical equipment, energy facilities and raw material industries.
5G is one of the technologies with an industrial chain in most industries.
Its upstream industrial chain mainly includes chips, optical devices and radio frequency IC parts.
Base station construction, transmission facilities and antennas are the midstream industries and the downstream covers operator and terminal markets.
A combination of 5G and such technologies as artificial intelligence, big data and cloud computing can be used in even more situations including unmanned driving, smart cities, the internet of things and telemedicine.
The combinations enlarge coverage of industries and lead to increased convenience for everyone.
Wu Shengyu, director of the energy strategy and planning research center of State Grid Energy Research Institute Co., Ltd., recently said that infrastructure construction of 5G base stations and big data centers would consume great power and will require strong support from ultra-high voltage infrastructure.
UHV infrastructure construction supports development of high-tech development, especially 5G and big data center operations. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
In terms of the internet of things, it has played roles in many areas including oil and gas production and smart car testing bases.
The Changqing Oil Field of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) completed China's largest oil and gas production system based on the internet of things.
About 94.4 percent of the oil field, 96 percent of the wells and all gas field are included in the system, which helps the company realize highly-efficiency management and smart allocation. Information is shared and departments cooperate by 24-hour real-time monitoring of oil and gas output, sales and capacity as well as some supporting production information.
So far, 50 percent of the positions at the front-line of the oil field and 80 percent of those of the gas field are unattended and supervised remotely.
The smart automobile testing base invested in and constructed by China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co., Ltd. of China General Technology also relies on the internet of things.
The largest of its kind in Southwest China, the base features a smart signal control system, a V2X telecommunication system, an intelligent lighting system as well as lifting and height limit equipment.
The base meets requirements of the current smart car testing technical and field trial standards and is suitable for trial drives by transport vehicles up to 55 tons' weight.
Last but not least, the big data centers.
Construction of the second phase of the Fuzhou cloud computing data center in East China's Jiangxi province is now in full swing.
Contracted by China Construction Sixth Engineering Division Corp, Ltd, the project resumed construction on Feb 20.
Covering about 36,000 square meters, the center will have 4,092 equipment cabinets, which meets the T3+ and Class A international standards of data center construction.
Upon completion, it is expected to become a national new industrial demonstration base.
The north storage center for the health and medical big data project in Ji'nan, Shandong province is China's first national one to be constructed.
Contracted by China Construction Fifth Engineering Division Corp., Ltd, the project covers about 44,000 square meters and will have a full big data ecological system integrating politics, production, and a research academy.
An effect image of the north storage center for the health and medical big data project in Ji’nan, Shandong province [Photo/sasc.gov.cn]
(Executive editor: Wang Ruoting)