The 18th Optics Expo was held in Wuhan Optics Valley recently. China Telecom displayed 15 themed products and solutions in six categories with the theme of “Optics Connecting All Things, Intelligence Leading the Future”. The wonderful scientific and technological achievements attracted many mainstream The media pays attention to reports. From the Ningbo “Intelligent Expo” to the Nanchang VR Industry Conference to the Wuhan Optical Expo, the “black technology” of telecommunications has been unveiled again and again, fully demonstrating the increasingly powerful technological innovation of China Telecom after increasing investment in technological innovation and talent training. strength.
China Telecom R&D expenses
A year-on-year increase of 29.7%
Recently, China Telecom has made frequent appearances at major exhibitions such as the Optical Fair with various “black technology” products. While the audience feasted their eyes, they also saw the technological strength and development prospects of China Telecom.
China Telecom strives to build a service-oriented, technology-oriented and security-oriented enterprise. The 2021 annual work conference held at the end of last year placed technological innovation at the top of the nine key tasks of the year, and its progress was reflected in the latest financial report. According to the financial report data, in the first three quarters of 2021, the company’s R&D expenditure was 2.937 billion yuan, an increase of 29.7% over the same period last year. The main reason is to strengthen scientific and technological innovation, increase the introduction of high-tech talents, and strengthen the research and development of core technologies such as cloud-network integration and 5G.
China Telecom issued an announcement before the A-share listing that the fundraising projects include 5G industrial Internet construction projects, cloud-network integration new information infrastructure projects, and scientific and technological innovation research and development projects. The total investment scale in the next three years will be 21.4 billion yuan and 50.7 billion yuan respectively. RMB 11.4 billion, RMB 27 billion and RMB 16 billion, totaling RMB 54.4 billion, respectively.
Technological innovation continues to bear fruit
Technological innovation and digital China are the two major themes of the 14th Five-Year Plan. Last year, China Telecom formulated the key goals of scientific and technological innovation in the “14th Five-Year Plan”, made it clear that key core technologies are under independent control, and entered the first camp of national scientific and technological innovation enterprises. In early November 2020, China Telecom released the “Three-Year Action Outline for Science and Technology Innovation” and the Science and Technology Innovation Action Plan at the Science and Technology Innovation Conference and the 2020 Tianyi Intelligent Ecological Expo. According to Liu Guiqing, deputy general manager of China Telecom, China Telecom will increase investment in scientific and technological innovation. It is planned that the investment in scientific and technological innovation will account for more than 3% of revenue by 2023, and will continue to increase in the future.
Under the guidance of this goal, China Telecom’s technological innovation has continued to bear fruit this year. In June, the three achievements of “Innovative R&D and Standardization of Computing Power Network Technology”, “Application and Deployment of Key Technologies of China Telecom’s Cloud-based New Metropolitan Area Network” and “5G Network Co-construction and Shared Security Project” won the “2021 Future Network Leading Innovative Scientific and Technological Achievements” Award; In September, China Telecom’s “Tiantong-1” satellite mobile communication application system project was selected as the “World’s Leading Internet Science and Technology Achievement”, and was invited to release it at the 2021 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit.
Focus on promoting the transformation of scientific and technological innovation achievements
In order to promote the transformation of scientific and technological achievements, this year China Telecom has successively established Edge (Shanghai) Technology Co., Ltd., Tianyi Security Technology Co., Ltd., Tianyi Transportation Technology Co., Ltd., and China Telecom Quantum Technology Co., Ltd.; Leading enterprises such as HE and Ziguang have launched strategic cooperation; in six important areas, including innovation and collaboration, transformation of innovation achievements, innovation laboratories, cloud terminals, and 5G informatization, more than 30 universities, scientific research institutions, and large and medium-sized enterprises have signed contracts. cooperate.
China Telecom strengthens technological innovation and promotes the digital transformation of 5G-enabled industries. According to Wang Guirong, general manager of China Telecom’s Technology Innovation Department, China Telecom’s new-generation cloud network operation system, edge cloud network infrastructure and other innovations have been applied on a large scale. Facing the development process of mobile communications in the tenth generation, China Telecom is also actively deploying 6G evolution.
Wang Guirong emphasized that the core of all technological innovations depends on people. To this end, China Telecom has built a talent system that combines internal training and external introduction. On the one hand, through the introduction of core high-end talents, the R&D capabilities of the R&D team will be strengthened, and the R&D quality of professional companies and research institutes will be continuously improved; To eclectic use of talents.