GSMA embarks on multi-country partnerships to drive digital development

GSMA embarks on multi-country partnerships to drive digital development

Malaysia-based MNCs can play a key role in driving digital adoption

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In efforts to drive digital development,telecom industry body GSM Association (GSMA) has inked several partnerships with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporate (MDEC), Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications (MoITT), and the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) 
 
“Collaboration between the digital industry and policymakers is key to the advancement of digital societies in the Asia Pacific. And now it’s essential, as Asia Pacific nations build resilient economies for post-pandemic recovery,” said the GSMA’s Head of Asia Pacific, Julian Gorman. 

“Our recent agreements with Malaysia, Pakistan, and the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association show how we are helping Asia Pacific countries drive their digital transformation.”   

GSMA in partnership with MDEC will provide and empower digital skills to Malaysian citizens, in addition to enabling digitally powered businesses and driving digital sector investments and innovation. 

“We encourage Malaysia-based multi-national companies to help build the nation’s digital ecosystem and support local digitally powered businesses to become global players,” said Surina Shukri, CEO, MDEC. 
 
The partnership with Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) will focus on mobile broadband on as the foundation of an inclusive “Digital Pakistan.

The partnership with PITA, a non-profit organisation that represents the interests of small island nations in the Pacific Region in the field of telecommunications, will involve encouraging innovation and progress to leap forward towards a digital society. 

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