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DICT and Huawei celebrate ICT Month with an Emerging Technology Workshop

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In celebration of this year's National ICT Month, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has launched a series of seminars on new technologies in collaboration with Huawei Philippines.

This aims to empower Filipinos and increase the readiness of government agencies, local government units (LGUs), and academia for the country's adoption of 5G technology.

The "Emerging Technology Workshop – 5G ASEAN Landscape," which took place online on June 25, 2021, drew a hundred participants from key government agencies such as the DICT, the National Economic and Development Authority, the National Telecommunications Commission, and the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, as well as local governments and universities such as Bulacan State University.

Speakers were from Huawei Digital Transformation and Business Module Innovation and 5G Solution department. Both speakers and participants engaged in an interactive discussion on 5G-related technology standards and business models, 5G trends, and 5G applications in various industries in the Philippines.

In his speech during the online workshop, DICT Assistant Secretary Atty. Alvin Navarro highlighted how 5G has become a crucial technology for global socio-economic development. "5G-centric innovative ICT technologies are being applied to various industries and sectors to accelerate the development of the economy," he said.

Huawei Philippines Vice President Daniel Guo expressed support for the DICT's goal of making the country an inclusive digital Philippines. Guo thanked the DICT and the ICT Literacy and Competency Development Bureau "for making the event possible and for mounting a very successful ICT Month."

The 5G ASEAN Landscape workshop is the first out of six seminar-workshops that the DICT and Huawei will jointly host to equip participants with knowledge of new technologies needed to advance in the global digital economy. For the upcoming events, the workshops will cover timely topics such as digital economy and industry innovation, security insights, big data and artificial intelligence, and cloud-based services, among others.

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