Numerous data center constructions are currently progressing with great momentum in Southwest China’s Guizhou Province, one of the eight hubs where the construction of many data center projects are in full swing.
The project to develop a comprehensive national big data system was initiated by China in February 2022, encompassing the creation of eight national computing hubs and ten national data center clusters.
Guizhou Province, a prominent big data hub in southwest China, has unveiled its ambitious plans to invest 20 billion yuan (approximately 2.9 billion dollars) in various big data-related initiatives throughout 2023.
During a provincial big data conference, Guizhou Province announced its intention to launch over 200 digital economy projects this year.
Jing Yaping, the director of the provincial big data development authority, emphasized the province’s commitment to accelerating the development of next-generation digital infrastructure, including 5G networks, computing networks, data centers, and more.
In February, authorities said the province intends to complete 20 billion yuan ($2.9 billion) worth of project investment in its big data field and introduce more than 200 digital economy projects with strong growth potential.
According to the plan, Guizhou’s goal is to have 800,000 data center racks, 4 million servers, and over 180,000 5G base stations by 2025.
As the first national big data comprehensive pilot zone in China, Guizhou Province has been actively promoting the big data industry as a crucial driver of high-quality social and economic growth.
It is projected that Guizhou’s GDP will increase by nearly 6% to reach 2.2 trillion yuan in 2023, with the digital economy contributing around 40% of that total.