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Brief Introduction  

  Founded in 1957, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (hereinafter referred to as “CAICT”) is a scientific research institute directly under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China. While sticking to the positioning of “a specialized think-tank for the government, and an innovation and development platform for the industry” and cherishing the cultural philosophy of “boosting prosperity with virtues and expertise” for years, CAICT provides strong support for the industry’s major strategies, plans, policies, standards, testing and certification, thus proving itself an important facilitator in the leapfrog development and innovation of China’s information and communications industry.

  In recent years, with a view to adapting to the new eco-social backdrop and requirements and under the new national strategy of building China into a “strong cyber and manufacturing power”, CAICT has strengthened its efforts in making innovations to achieve wider and deeper research landscape while reinforcing its advantages in telecommunication and Internet. In-depth study and foresighted planning have been conducted in the fields of 4G/5G, industrial Internet, smart manufacturing, mobile Internet, Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Vehicles (IoV), cloud computing, big data, blockchain, artificial intelligence, future network, virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), intelligent hardware, and cyber and information security. CAICT has played an important role in research on strategies and policies related to the integration between industrialization and ICT and IT application, technological innovation, industrial development, and security assurance, which have strongly supported the strategy and policy making, such as Internet+, China Manufacturing 2025 and Broadband China, as well as the implementation of key tasks concerning various sectors.