BEIJING, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) --East China's Anhui province signed on Wednesday an agreement with the China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom) to deepen strategic cooperation on promoting Anhui's digital economy development, reported by Anhui Daily.
Under the agreement, the two sides will jointly promote the in-depth integration of new technologies such as 5G, Internet plus, cloud computing, Internet of Things, big data, and artificial intelligence with government services, economic development, and social services to realize the high-quality digital development in Anhui under the guidance of the province's digital economy development plan officially released in June.
According to the digital economy development plan, Anhui aims to fully enter into the digital age by 2030, with the scale of digital economy accounting for more than 50 percent of the province's GDP.
Anhui province promoted construction of new information networks, integration of new business forms, and building of innovative platforms through new infrastructure programs in a bid to boost industrial digitization and digital industrialization, according to Li Jinbin, the Secretary of Anhui Provincial Party Committee.
China Telecom will continue to deeply participate in the digital construction of the Yangtze River Delta, implement all-round cooperation with local governments in the construction of a new generation of information and communication infrastructure, 5G coverage and applications, and big data to create more new growth points and achieve mutual benefit and win-win for both sides, Li added.
Ke Ruiwen, chairman of China Telecom, said that China Telecom will further increase investment, technology research and development and industrial layout in Anhui with focus on cloud network integration, network security, smart services and other tasks to better serve the national strategy and benefit the local people.
(Edited by Gao Jingyan with Xinhua Silk Road, email@example.com)