THE Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) yesterday inked a deal with Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) to renew collaboration and technical cooperation on telecommunication regulatory areas.
Hj Yahkup Hj Menudin, chief executive of AITI, and Leong Keng Thai, IDA director general (telecoms and post) and deputy chief executive, signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) and project addendum, a statement from AITI said.
AITI and IDA first established an alliance via an MOU in October 2007. Since then, both telecom regulators have conducted bilateral exchanges, trainings, consultancy and secondment of experts to assist in e-Government and telecoms regulatory projects. Under the existing MOU which will expire in October 2011, both organisations have achieved the following:
- assistance in the review of Brunei's e-Government strategies and road map which was endorsed by the e-Government Leadership Forum in 2009
- telecoms regulatory training and workshop for AITI officers in May 2010
- completion of Brunei's Government Enterprise Architecture Phase 1 and Design of One Government Network in January 2011
- secondment of IDA officer to assist AITI in telecoms regulation, ICT industry development and international relation development
The new deals signed yesterday further leverage on the existing cooperation framework and aims to cover new areas on corporate services and human resource development, postal, domain name registration and industrial internship programme for fresh graduates and students undertaking ICT-related higher national diploma.
"AITI and IDA have fostered a close working relationship over the years and I am delighted that we continue to strengthen this bond with the MOU signing today.
"I look forward to more exchanges of ideas, lessons learnt and experience sharing with IDA as we tackle the fast changing ICT landscape in our respective countries," said Hj Yahkup Hj Menudin at the MOU signing ceremony.