Mr. Li Guohua, an executive of China Unicom, resigned, will the advancement of the Internet of Things change?

On March 12, China Unicom announced that the board of directors of the company had received a written resignation from Mr. Li Guohua, director and president of the company. Mr. Li Guohua resigned as a director of the company, a member of the development strategy committee of the board of directors and the president due to his retirement age. The resignation is effective March 11, 2020.

China Unicom said: “Mr. Li Guohua’s resignation will not cause the number of the company’s board of directors to fall below the quorum requirement, nor will it affect the normal operation of the company’s board of directors.” Affected by this news, China Unicom’s stock price fell yesterday.

As of press time, China Unicom’s share price was 5.67 yuan per share, down 1.73%. Of course, the decline in stock prices may also be affected by the recent epidemic, and the stock market has been volatile.

China Unicom stated that Li Guohua has confirmed that he has no disagreement with the board of directors, and there are no other matters that need to be brought to the attention of the shareholders of the Company regarding his retirement.

In July 2018, China Unicom officially announced that Li Guohua, general manager of China Post Group, took over as the general manager of China Unicom, while Liu Aili, the former director, general manager and deputy secretary of the party group of China Telecom Group Co., Ltd., took over as the general manager and party secretary of China Post. China Unicom said that, entrusted by the leadership of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, the main responsible comrades of the relevant cadres bureau of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee announced the central government’s decision on the adjustment of the general manager of China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd.: Comrade Li Guohua was appointed as the director and general manager of China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd. , Deputy Secretary of the Party Leadership Group, and was removed from the positions of general manager and Party Secretary of China Post Group Corporation.

The main business of China United Network Communications Co., Ltd. is to provide voice calls, value-added services, broadband and mobile data services, data and other Internet applications, circuit and network element use in China.

In terms of the Internet of Things, China Unicom focuses on smart cities, wearable devices, Internet of Vehicles and intelligent manufacturing and other sub-sectors, and strengthens the service capabilities of the connection management platform. In order to better serve the Internet of Things, China Unicom Internet of Things Co., Ltd. was established in March 2018 to promote the Unicom Internet of Things platform + ecological strategy and build a new ecology of the Internet of Things. According to relevant data, China Unicom had more than 70 million IoT connections in 2017, and the number of connections increased by nearly 110 million in 2018. As of March 2019, the number of connections had exceeded 120 million.

In 2019, China Unicom joined forces with ARM to build China’s IoT ecosystem, introduced the ARM Pelion device management platform and the Mbed OS operating system, created a new IoT platform, and expanded key IoT application areas.

At the same time, China Unicom and Alibaba Cloud IoT jointly developed the China Unicom IoT & Alibaba Cloud “cloud connection product”, which provides IoT services integrating cloud, network and terminal. Relying on China Unicom IoT network connection management platform and Alibaba Link Platform platform, Multi-field customers provide intelligent and accurate solution products that bring together the advantages of “connection + platform”.

However, due to the serious fragmentation of the Internet of Things, China Unicom and Huawei jointly created a lightweight IoT OS product, based on the IoT OS operating system, to create a complete end-to-end solution covering chips, modules, network connections, platforms, and applications.

As one of the core promoters of China Unicom’s Internet of Things, Li Guohua once said at the 2019 World Internet of Things Wuxi Summit that the Internet of Things connection has exceeded the total global population. The Internet of Everything is accelerating towards the Internet of Everything, which will give birth to more new models and new formats. He believes that the Internet of Things is not the outlet of the future, but the future itself.

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