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25Oct2014

Davao, Malaysia ICT firms ink pact

The ICT Davao Inc. (IDI) and Malaysian Mobile Content Providers Association (MMCP) inked a pact that aims to promote the development of business relations between the two entities.

During the 6th National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) Summit last Friday at SMX Convention Center, IDI president lawyer Samuel Matunog and MMCP Secretary General Johary Mustapha signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) promoting business relations through exchange of information and communication technology and services.

“IDI and MMCP agree to cooperate in the following areas; first is the exchange of information in print and electronic media, internet, website monthly publication, directories and other relevant publications. Second, receiving incoming delegation to promote their business vision . Third, assistance in trade fair participation and buyer seller mix. Fourth, organize and participate in seminars and workshops and lastly, advisory services on industry status and prospects,” the MOU stated.

In an interview with Edge Davao, Matunog said the signing of MOU with MMCP will help them learn the latest technology trends and information sharing.

“We will be able to advise our regulators, local and national entities, on what the technologies are,” he said.
Matunog said many people use the latest technology but do not know what the threats are behind it and who are using their data after they send them to their network providers.

Matunog cited the leak of nude photos of US celebrities which they had stored in their smart phones.
“There are some photos that are compromising. The question is, how do we control it? How do we punish it? How is it possible that those information leaked out and what do we do if we want to erase that information? Do we know how to erase those data? We cannot do it anymore because it is stored in some place there. That is the problem,” Matunog said.

Matunog said the partnership with MMCP is useful in identifying the threats of the latest technologies.

He said the shared knowledge of these two entities will be also useful in advising their respective governments regarding the use of the latest technologies.

Matunog said the job of MMCP in Malaysia is to advise its government on the use of mobile and other technologies.
According to mmcp.org.my, MMCP was initiated back in 2006 as a platform for all Mobile Content Providers (CPs) to come together under one banner to better address issues raised and ensure the interest of CPs are protected.
This includes active participation in discussions/forums/task force with the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), the Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM), the Communications and Multimedia Content Forum Malaysia (CMCF), Telcos, the Malaysian government via Kementerian Penerangan, Komunikasi & Kebudayaan and other relevant bodies.

The association was formalized in 17th August of 2007 and currently has 27 ordinary members and five associate members.

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  • 25 Oct, 2014
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