Among the 14 bilateral agreements between the Philippines and China as a result of President Ferdinand Marcos’ state visit is the Memorandum of Understanding on Enhanced Digital Cooperation.
According to the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the MOU covers the exchange of knowledge, technical expertise, and best practices in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, cloud computing, Internet of Things, industrial internet, big data, analytics, and robotics; enhanced support to the pragmatic cooperation between Philippine and Chinese enterprises in the telecommunication industry; exchange best practices about 6G vision requirements and 5G use cases, as well as 5G and 6G technology innovation, 6G system concepts and Architecture.
“This MOU between the Philippines and China will also pave the way for further agreements for the execution of projects or activities on ICT, and will support our country’s efforts to improve and accelerate digitalization in line with the priorities of the government,” said DICT Secretary Ivan John Uy, who signed the MOU with Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) Minister Jin Zhuanglong for China.
According to the DICT’s media advisory, the two nations agree to exchange knowledge and share best practices in digital government strategy, digital government services, and digital identity, in the area of e-governance.
Also included is the exchange of best practices about data center design standards. The two nations will also explore a potential partnership to establish data center projects in accordance with international standards for facility design, operations, and data privacy and security.