China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network operator, will diversify its sources of computing power and how it uses it now that the chain’s main partners number exceeded 1,000.
According to Li Huidi, deputy general manager of the Beijing-based firm, during a conference, the wireless carrier will add variety to computing power’s supply, use, and service methods to encourage effective computer performance and make computers as convenient as water and electricity for society.
China Mobile has built extremely sizable data centers in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and Yangtze River Delta regions to gather the additional computers required to power cutting-edge technologies like the metaverse, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things.
Additionally, it has collaborated on the construction of data center infrastructure with the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Computing Technology and Peng Cheng Laboratory in Shenzhen.
China’s two other major mobile phone providers, China Unicom Group and China Telecommunications Group, have also increased their efforts to support businesses as they pursue digital transformation in the areas of trade, logistics, healthcare, and the industrial internet.
Moreover, Chen Yanfen, head of the Shanghai Smart City Development Institute, told Yicai Global that telecom operators’ responsibilities are becoming more and more data-based in the age of digitization as they transition from communication technology to internet technology and then farther toward data technology.
In the past, operators mainly offered connection, high-speed internet, and mobile phone services to businesses, but Chen added that in the digital age, they may get a firm foothold and capture chances if they work with businesses on production, marketing, and management.
Furthermore, according to Chairman Yang Jie, in order to achieve breakthroughs in sixth-generation wireless networks, next-generation optical communication, and other cutting-edge technologies, China Mobile will step up its efforts in scientific and technology innovation.
Looking ahead, Yang stated that China Mobile will increase the area of information services, create new infrastructure for 5G, processing power, and data middle platforms, as well as new information service systems to broaden application scenarios.