The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand and Huawei deepen ongoing cloud collaboration

Technology News Friday February 25, 2022 15:36 —PRESS RELEASE LOCAL

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand and Huawei deepen ongoing cloud collaboration

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand (MDES) and Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to continuously deepen the cooperation between MDES and Huawei in Government Cloud to improve the operation effectiveness of digital government to strengthen the country's digital competitiveness, as well as utilize Huawei Talent development program to support the professional digital skills training for the Thai government experts within three years to jointly building a thriving Cloud ecosystem as the foundation of Thailand's digital economy and society.

H. E. Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, said, "On behalf of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone whose dedication and efforts have contributed toward the finalization or this MOU, especially, the Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission and Huawei Technologies Thailand. The Thai Government has also been working on transforming toward a digital government. With Cloud first policy as one of our top priorities. Accordingly, the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society and Huawei Technologies (Thailand) have been working together to drive cloud technology, innovative research, big data management as well as developing digital workforce. Through the establishment of the Joint Software Innovation Center, our government officers will upskill and expand their knowledge on cloud technologies. Thailand has become a leader of 5G technology in the ASEAN region. Cloud is the key factor in enabling Thailand to become a digital hub. In the near future, I expect to see Thai people being able to access government services through all devices."

The story of MOU
"Since the first MOU in November 2017, the purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding between MDES and Huawei is to continuously deepen cloud cooperation and cooperate on initiatives surrounding research and innovation, as well as talent development. The collaboration aims to accelerate cloud-based deployment and migration of government services, and continuously reduce costs as well as to enhancing efficiency of public services by improve and transform public services I'd like to thank Huawei for its continuous and professional support during this process. We will support government cloud to further evolve to "data-centric" and promote the inter-department data flow Additionally, we will collaborate on the development of Government Cloud infrastructure - using Huawei's advanced cloud technologies including big data, AI and IoT to offer greater breadth and depth of services to Thai government agencies and society."

MOU details
The Minister also highlighted that the MOU will include a three-year training pillar to enhance digital talents' cloud, Big Data, Artificial Intelligent and Internet of Things competency and upskill up to 2,000 Thai government personnel in critical technology areas to improve knowledge and skills in digital technology that can be utilized to drive the economy and society.

The collaboration will also extend into public cloud infrastructure to support the more comprehensive demands of users in Thai government, leveraging advanced cloud services and building public services applications in Government Cloud. Finally, both parties will aim to foster the ecosystem beyond government agencies, including with industry partners, startups, SMEs, and universities, to integrate vertical industry solutions. With HUAWEI CLOUD 20,000 global partners, MDES and Huawei will cooperate with all of these partners to build an open, collaborative, and development-leading digital ecosystem.

Huawei's goal to grow in Thailand and investment in Cloud
Mr. Abel Deng, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co Ltd. said that "We are highly grateful and inspired by Thai government's continuous support and trust for Huawei. As a technology-leading and trusted ICT partner, HUAWEI CLOUD has been providing services for more than 3 years in Thailand, empowering more than 300 local partners for over 15 industries. We are proud to be the first global cloud provider to build AZ in Thailand and the only company with three local AZs here. As a continuous social value contributor, Huawei has continuously strengthened our commitment to the country's talent and startup ecosystem through various initiatives including Huawei Spark Ignite competition, Huawei ASEAN Academy and Seeds for Future. We believe that with today's milestone, we can jointly accelerate Thailand's cloud-based deployment and digital economy, driving the country to become the ASEAN digital hub and in a fully connected and intelligent world."

Huawei Cloud's major strengths
Abel reiterated HUAWEI CLOUD's major strengths in the market, particularly as the only global public cloud provider with three data centers in Thailand, meaning businesses in Thailand can operate on HUAWEI CLOUD with higher service availability and lower latency, as well as safeguarding and storing sensitive data within the country under Thailand law. Further, he emphasized Huawei's secured public cloud services have been accepted worldwide and validated by more than 90+ global certificates including ISO27701, ISO29151, ISO27018 and CSA STAR which relate to Thailand's PDPA legislation, and highlighted the strength of Huawei Cloud's local team that works seamlessly with global resources.

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