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ICT agreement signed

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Deputy Prime Minister Sok An discusses the ICT sector at an event marking the Malaysian ICT Trade Mission’s arrival in Phnom Penh on Friday. Photo by: Hong Menea

MALAYSIAN Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Maximus Ongkili highlighted Malaysia’s experience in Information and Communication Technology during meetings with Cambodian officials in Phnom Penh.

MIMOS, an agency of the Malaysian ministry, signed a memorandum of understanding with Cambodia’s National ICT Development Authority on Friday, aiming to cooperate with ICT development in sectors such as health, government, and logistics.

Malaysia could offer expertise in areas such as cloud computer, cyber security, wireless communications and software applications, said Ongkili.

“We hope to foster better relationships between both countries’ governments and private sectors to collaborate in the areas of technology sharing and technology transfers,” he said.

Speaking on Friday, Deputy Prime Minister Sok An said Cambodia’s ICT sector had made significant progress in recent years.

“[It is] reflected in both the brisk adoption of ICT services by the population and the rapid expansion of infrastructure and significant increase in the size of the ICT market,” he said.

“The ICT sector has leapfrogged from Analog to GSM to 3G systems and next year, we might have 4G systems.”

Digital Star Media, which operates under the name Emaxx, has announced plans to begin operating a 4G network in 2012.

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