Innovative Development


China Unicom actively integrated modern digital technology into various industries and empowered the digital upgrade of industries with technological innovation. It continued to promote advanced industry foundation and modernisation of the value chain, and pivoted on innovation to promote high-quality development.

Deployment in Smart City

With an objective to improve the quality and efficiency of cities, China Unicom empowered three major areas, namely urban governance, social governance and economic governance, by building a smart data brain engine. Aiming to address people’s livelihood issues and echo the national strategy to expand domestic demand, the Company empowered the modernisation of urban governance to enhance the level of intelligent and refined governance.

Developed Digital Government

China Unicom leveraged new technologies such as 5G and AI to build a digital government affairs platform so as to improve the government’s operating efficiency and decision-making capabilities, enhance the perception of citizens and enterprises and help the development of digital government.

Pushed forward Smart Ecology

With the goal of “green and low-carbon development fostering environmental quality improvement”, China Unicom leverages its own informatised, digital, and intelligent means to provide three major categories of product solutions, namely smart ecology, smart housing and construction, and smart water conservancy. It helps “China’s ecological environment fundamentally improve” in 2035 and achieve the prospect of “green water and green mountains”.

Built Smart Factories

Based on 5G+ Industrial Edge Cloud + AI, China Unicom launched the “5G+ Industrial Internet Action Plan” and the “5G+ Industrial Internet Application Scenario Joint Innovation Plan” to create “fully 5G-connected factories” for large enterprises. For small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises, with the mission of enabling the digital transformation of industrial clusters and enterprises, the Company built the “Yundee Industrial Internet Platform” to promote the upgrade of China’s “intelligent manufacturing”.

Innovated on Smart Medical Care

China Unicom actively explored the application of 5G in various scenarios such as smart hospitals, telemedicine, smart elderly care and consumer healthcare, etc. to improve medical service quality comprehensively and offer support to first aid, clinical diagnosis and treatment, medical education, graded diagnosis and treatment and hospital management, etc. facilitating the development of healthy China.

Supported Smart Culture and Tourism

Echoing tourism informatisation policies and industry needs, China Unicom created a series of smart culture and tourism products covering cultural and tourism management departments, tourist attractions, museums, etc. It served 17 provincial cultural and tourism departments, 116 municipal and county cultural and tourism bureaux and more than 100 scenic spots and museums, and developed smart tourism platforms for 34 total tourism demonstration areas. It has become a smart technology service provider with great reputation and brand influence in the culture and tourism field.


China Unicom comprehensively used 5G, cloud computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and other information technologies to empower industries with local characteristic and create comprehensive solutions for smart agriculture, thereby enhancing governance and informatisation in villages, and promoting comprehensive agricultural upgrade, rural advancement and farmers’ development.

  • Built a digital village platform which served 200 townships and thousands of villages in China. Developed benchmark projects such as Wenshu Town in Jiayuguan City, Gansu Province, Maochang Town in Bijie City, Guizhou Province, and Dapo Township in Rong’an, Liuzhou City to promote digital governance and solve practical problems like frequent travel for farmers.

  • Supported and participated in farmers’ mobile phone application skills training activities organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs for consecutive years. The training activities in 2020 covered 309 districts and counties in 10 provinces with a total of more than 300,000 participants. It helped narrow the information gap between travel and rural areas.

  • Implemented over 80 national, provincial, municipal and county-level smart agriculture and modern industrial park projects in Yangxi of Guangdong Province, Zunyi of Guizhou Province, Shouguang of Shandong Province and Dali of Shaanxi Province, and provided 700,000 greenhouses with environmental monitoring to help upgrade the agricultural industry.