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Delegation to discuss 5G with tech giants on US tour – Nation World News

Becoastal Tour:
Delegates are to visit US tech and telecommunications giants while participating in high-profile forums on the two coasts in an effort to bolster national infrastructure plans

National Development Council Minister Kung Ming-hsin (龔明鑫) is leading a US delegation to discuss exchanges on 5G development with tech giants including Microsoft Corp and Alphabet Inc’s Google.

Kung said the delegation left for an 11-day visit on Saturday, with stops in San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.

Kung said a 41-member NextGen Telecom delegation is scheduled to visit Microsoft, Google and Inc. to explore opportunities for 5G collaboration.

Delegation To Discuss 5G With Tech Giants On Us Tour - Nation World News

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The council is putting forward a massive eight-year infrastructure plan under the Special Act on the Forward-Looking Infrastructure Development Program (前瞻基礎建設特別條例), which was passed by the legislature in 2017 and costs NT$840 billion (US$28.26 billion). ) is proposed to be invested. billion) to strengthen Taiwan’s 5G network, among other projects.

Meanwhile, the government has launched its Asian Silicon Valley plan to further secure Taiwan’s 5G development and localize production of 5G equipment.

The delegation also plans to visit several US firms involved in the development of blockchain, composite materials and components, and 3D projection technologies.

The council said the delegation included officials from the agency and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, as well as representatives from Taiwanese enterprises such as Chungwa Telecom Company (中華電信), iPhone assembler Pegatron Corp (), contract notebook computer maker Comple Electronics Inc. . (e) and data center solutions provider Quanta Cloud Technology Inc. (雲達科技).

Kung said Taiwan’s 5G development capabilities would be enhanced if the tour encouraged the participation of American firms, and would pave a way for the development of artificial intelligence of things’ efforts.

The council and the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) are scheduled to hold a NextGen Telecom roundtable in Silicon Valley, where representatives from Taiwan are expected to meet with representatives from major US telecommunications equipment developers such as smartphone IC designer Qualcomm Inc., the council said, adding that it Having said that AIT Director Sandra Odkirk was instrumental in securing Taiwan’s participation in the Forum.

The council said the delegation also planned to visit officials in Washington state to discuss the 5G open innovation policy.

Kung and Minister without Portfolio John Deng (鄧振中), Taiwan’s top business negotiator, are in the US capital to attend the SelectUSA Investment Summit, an annual event sponsored by the US Department of Commerce that focuses on job-creating investments in the US market. focused on facilitating , the council said.

The council said Kung is to speak at two think tanks, the Global Taiwan Institute and the German Marshall Fund, to tout efforts to build a resilient global supply chain and relationship between Taipei and Washington.

Kung is to conclude a US visit next week on Wednesday, before he heads another Taiwanese delegation to Japan for exchanges on renewable energy developments such as hydrogen energy and carbon capture, adding that Japan’s delegation includes More than 30 delegates are to be included. Taiwanese startup.

Kung is scheduled to return to Taipei on July 6.

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