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Singapore, UAE Sign Agreement on ICT Collaboration
Source: http://www.futuregov.asia
Source Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Country: Singapore
Created: Nov 26, 2013

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and Telecommunications and Regulatory Authority of the UAE (TRA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see greater collaboration in the field of telecommunications and ICT in the public and private sectors.


According to an official statement from IDA Singapore, the MOU will further promote knowledge sharing of ICT in government and economic sectors for trade, investment, business and technology ventures between UAE and Singapore’s industries. In particular, the coordination of Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network is one key area of ICT adoption between IDA Singapore and TRA.


Under the MOU, Key areas of co-operation include the collaborative exchange of information relevant to eGovernment and ICT, co-guidance and co-consultation on preliminary processes related to future enhancements and joint research and analysis of information on new and existing technologies and development of systems and tools.


“The ICT sector in the UAE has witnessed tremendous growth in recent years and is widely recognised for its innovative contribution to the global technology arena. With their unwavering support, the UAE leadership has identified all efforts to advance ICT capacity as a national priority and strengthening ties with international stakeholders at this point as part of this is essential. Working alongside IDA Singapore will prove invaluable as both the UAE and Singapore look to develop their knowledge economies, cement their competitive position and align their ICT infrastructure to keep pace with the demands of the modern era.” said H.E. Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, Director General of the TRA.


Meanwhile, Leong Keng Thai, Director General (Telecoms & Post) of IDA Singapore said, “Singapore sees ICT as a strategic enabler for national competitiveness and our vision is to create a smart nation, powered by ICT. We look forward to exchanging knowledge and experience with our UAE counterparts in the field of ICT and e-government. This partnership of sharing good practices will further accelerate our respective country’s development of a knowledge-based economy through ICT.” 

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