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Fujian: Powerhouse of China's IoT industry

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Dec 4, 2019


The 2nd Digital China Summit is held in Fuzhou, Fujian province, in May. [Photo/VCG]

East China's Fujian province leads the country in the internet of things (IoT) industry, with the output value exceeding 100 billion yuan ($14.2 billion) in 2018. The province is now home to nearly 500 IoT enterprises, and one national IoT industrial base, Fujian Daily reported Dec 3.

Sensor technology, one of the three bases of information technology, plays a core role in the development of the IoT industry. To facilitate a complete IoT industrial chain, the province has carried out a range of measures to further develop a terminal industry of sensors and IoT.

Led by the province's development and reform commission, Fujian Jiangxia University has set up an IoT laboratory for information collection and processing of smart homes, with the focus on the research and development of IoT sensor technology.

In addition, the province has fostered a number of IoT enterprises involved in smart water management, intelligent manufacturing and smart homes.