Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 18 – Digital Infrastructure Benefit Every Cambodian, jointly held by the esteemed officials and technical officials of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPTC) and Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC), as well as Huawei Cambodia, began on 10 June 2022 online, gathering over 50 government officials, experts, researchers, partners, and analysts to discuss the future of Cambodian digital infrastructure and the digital trust. Topics included the Development of Optic Fiber Network, Global Fixed Broadband (FBB) Trends, IPv6 sharing and The Development of 5G NESAS Standard in China.
The summit was presided over by Chenda Thong, chairman of telecommunication regulator of Cambodia, with participation from Jun Zhang, vice president of public affairs and communication of Huawei Asia-Pacific, Meimei Dang, chief engineer from the China Academy of Information Communications Technology (CAICT), Feng Zebing, senior engineer of CAICT. Latif Ladid, founder and president of IPv6 Forum, and other participants from Huawei and CAICT, Ge Yongjie, chief consultant of home broadband of Huawei Asia Pacific.
This summit focuses on the following four main topics including the Development of Optic Fiber Network, Global Fixed Broadband (FBB) Trends, IPv6 sharing and The Development of 5G NESAS Standard in China. Jun Zhang, vice president of public affairs and communication of Huawei Asia Pacific, delivered the opening remark by first admired the Cambodia government that pay the highest attention to telecommunication sector. He mentioned the important role that digital infrastructure plays in the development of digital economy, and the significant of 5G security standard. Huawei will always be here to support a fully connected and more digital Cambodia.
Worldwide recognized 5G standard called “The Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme (NESAS)”, which could provide at least 3 advantages, provide fragment avoidance, unified security evaluation standards are used to avoid the potential for fragmentation and for extra overhead introduced by different national regulations and different security demands from MNOs. truly technology-based, provide technical baselines for regulators based on authoritative processes and product evaluation specifications in industry. As well as providing based on industry requirements ensures telecom equipment security.
Feng Zebing, senior engineer of CAICT, share the development of 5G NESAS standards in China, NESAS covers vendor processes assessment and product and evidence evaluation to establish a security baseline. NESAS has been widely adopted worldwide as a security criterion to evaluate 5G products. Cambodia and China can collaborate to promote the formation of a global consensus on 5G security evaluation and certification system under GSMA NESAS, establish a transparent 5G security trust baseline, promote mutual recognition of evaluation results, and ensure the healthy development of 5G global industry chain.
For now, in the EU countries, Netherland, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, as well as The Arab League officially have recognized and adopted the NESAS standard by cyber security. In China, NESAS has been approved as the basic standard for 5G security assessment and has been implemented by China's IMT 2020 promotion team. All 5G equipment suppliers in the Chinese market comply with the NESAS standard system.
Chenda Thong, chairman of telecommunication regulator of Cambodia, expressed his highly appreciation to Huawei Cambodia for organized this “Digital Infrastructure Benefit Every Cambodian” summit with such an elaborative discussion on a variety of milestone topics including the development of optical fiber network to broadband quality and ended with the progress of 5G network development.
As a result, the summit ended by providing tremendous knowledge to the participants. In addition, the Telecommunications Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) also hope that Huawei Cambodia will continuously to host seminars and provide the technical training related to the telecommunications, aiming to improve telecommunications sector in Cambodia.