November 21, 2016 Conclusion of MoC with the Republic of Peru on the Joint Projects in ICT Field
Accelerating the active use of ICT in various fields, including the logistics field, and supporting ICT development by Japanese enterprises
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has been cooperating with Peru in an expansion of terrestrial digital broadcasting by dispatching technical experts. As a result, the introduction of terrestrial digital broadcasting has progressed mainly in major urban areas in Peru, which became the world’s first Spanish-speaking country that adopted the Japanese-Brazilian terrestrial digital TV broadcasting system (called ISDB-T).
MIC dispatched a public-private joint mission to Peru in January 2015, held digital terrestrial broadcasting and ICT seminars, and Jiro Akama, State Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, visited Peru in August in order to further strengthen MIC’s cooperation in digital terrestrial broadcasting and broaden the cooperation in a wide range of ICT. MIC was discussing the content of specific projects with the Peruvian government with various opportunities including the above mission, seminars, and State Minister’s visit.
Recently, MIC and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Peru reached an agreement and concluded a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) on November 18 (local time), signed by Shigeki Suzuki, Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination (International Affairs) of MIC and H.E. Mr. Martin Vizcarra, First Vice-President and Minister for Transportation and Communications of Peru, confirming the contents of the joint projects.
In the future, both countries will advance the implementation of the ICT joint projects.
MIC and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Peru (hereinafter referred to as “both sides”) have confirmed the following items in the MoC.
Both sides have reconfirmed that they will collaborate as much as possible in Peru’s smooth migration to digital terrestrial broadcasting so that Peru will be a model case for countries adopting ISDB-T. The foregoing is based on the fact that Peru was the second country that adopted ISDB-T following Brazil and the world’s first Spanish-speaking country that adopted ISDB-T, where the introduction of digital terrestrial broadcasting is making progress comparatively. Furthermore, both sides have confirmed that they will continue sustainable collaboration in spreading the Emergency Warning Broadcasting System (EWBS) to the national level by making use of a merit of ISDB-T and expanding the EWBS to other countries that adopted ISDB-T.
Both sides have confirmed that they will attain sufficient achievements in a joint pilot project on logistics efficiency improvements by making efficient use of ICT, including Japan’s face recognition technology, to use the recognition technology and confirm the number plate and driver of each vehicle entering truck centers. Furthermore, both sides have confirmed that they will accelerate the cooperation between both countries toward the practical use of the technology that can be effectively applied to the area of security for crime prevention and security measures in Peru (i.e., the introduction of the technology to conference venues and street corners, for example).
Both sides have confirmed that natural disasters are common issues in both countries along with the superiority of the efficient use of ICT for disaster risk reduction. Japan has confirmed that it will cooperate in the achievement of the integrated and efficient operation of ICT system for disaster risk reduction of Peru by using the knowhow of Japanese enterprises to operate ICT-employed disaster risk reduction systems, including L-Alert. As a first action to that end, both sides have confirmed to hold a meeting of experts in the public and private sectors of both countries at an early date and promote the practical application of the ICT system for disaster risk reduction through efforts toward the launching of a joint project.
In addition to the above mentioned collaboration, both sides have decided to establish a system of high-level ICT joint project meetings to be held sustainably. These meetings will be opportunities to discuss the cooperation of optical fiber technology (including IPTV in FTTH services), new trends, such as smart sustainable cities, the IoT, cloud computing, and network virtualization, and the proper and practical use and spread of ICT in various fields, including education and medicine.
Both sides have confirmed their intention of holding ICT seminars, missions to be dispatched for specific fields, and the establishment of sector-specific working groups composed of experts.
In March 2010, the Peruvian government decided to adopt the Japanese-Brazilian terrestrial digital TV broadcasting system (ISDB-T) in Peru. Since then the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) of Japan and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Peru have constructed a cooperative relationship in the area of digital terrestrial broadcasting.
In January 2016, MIC dispatched a public-private joint mission to Peru and held digital terrestrial broadcasting and ICT seminars. Yasuo Sakamoto, then Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination (International Affairs) and H.E. Mr. Jose David Gallardo Ku, then Minister of Transportation and Communications of Peru signed a memorandum of Cooperation (MoC). The MoC stipulated an expansion of the conventional cooperation in the area of terrestrial digital broadcasting to the entire ICT field and the promotion of the collaboration of both countries in the ICT field.
In August 2016, Jiro Akama, State Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, held talks and confirmed with H.E. Mr. Martin Vizcarra, First Vice-President and Minister for Transportation and Communications that both sides would share the progress of their efforts in the ICT fields on both sides and promote specific projects.
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