$100 mil­lion

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

money that could be saved an­nu­ally via the co­op­er­a­tion

The Shen­zhen-based firm said around 600 to 800 IT ser­vice en­gi­neers will main­tain the server sys­tem and then be sent over­seas to sup­port its global ser­vices. It also plans to use the cen­ter to train se­lected em­ploy­ees.

Last Novem­ber, Huawei and the Guizhou pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment signed a co­op­er­a­tion agree­ment to work on in­ter­net of things tech­nol­ogy, con­struc­tion of a smart city, in­tel­li­gent man­u­fac­tur­ing, and the ap­pli­ca­tion of big data and cloud com­put­ing.

The com­pany said the co­op­er­a­tion may save as much as $100 mil­lion an­nu­ally in elec­tric­ity charges, due to the lower cost of en­ergy.

Rolling out a range of pref­er­en­tial poli­cies for the big data ap­pli­ca­tion and de­vel­op­ment, Guizhou province is be­com­ing a new big data hub. Last month, Ap­ple Inc an­nounced it would open its first China data cen­ter in Guizhou province, which is part of a $1 bil­lion in­vest­ment in the area and will be op­er­ated by a lo­cal data man­age­ment com­pany.

James Yan, re­search direc­tor at Coun­ter­point Tech­nol­ogy Mar­ket Re­search, said he was op­ti­mistic about the prospects for the cen­ter’s fu­ture de­vel­op­ment, as it will ben­e­fit greatly from the lo­cal gov­ern­ment’s sup­port­ive po­lices and big in­vest­ment.

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