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July 30, 2020

Conclusion of MOU with Bhutan Telecom

  • On July 27, 2020, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation ("NTT East") and Bhutanese national telecommunications carrier Bhutan Telecom ("BT") concluded a memorandum of understanding ("MOU") for cooperative efforts aimed at strengthening relationships and expanding business between the two companies through technical and personnel exchanges in the ICT field

1. Background

The relationship between NTT East and BT began in 2001when NTT East dispatched experts on access network expansion and technical enhancement to BT under the technical cooperation program of the Japan International Cooperation Agency ("JICA"). In addition, since 2018, NTT East has been participating in "The Project for Development of Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for Disaster Control" in Bhutan, in which NTT East has utilized its accumulated experience and knowhow in disaster responses to further BCP formulation and operational support for BT. Through these international cooperative activities, we have built an excellent relationship with BT.

On the basis of this background, we have concluded the MOU to carry out cooperative activities such as technical exchange in the fields of "network operation / maintenance", "new ICT services", and "network security", exchange program for BT and NTT East personnel development.

2. Particulars of MOU

i. Scope of Cooperation

  • Network operation/maintenance technologies
  • Network security
  • Value added services such as cloud services and security services

Benchmarking and internships in the above fields.

ii. Design of Signing Ceremony

For the conclusion of the MOU, a web conferencing system was used to conduct the signing ceremony remotely.

Left Photo: Mr. Karma Jurme, CEO of BT
Right Photo: Mr. Fukuzo Inoue, President of NTT East

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3. Specific Activities

This fiscal year, in order to contribute for enhancing the following, we will take in BT employees for internships and dispatch NTT East Group employees to BT for benchmark.

  • Enhancement of network quality through improvement of operation/maintenance technologies and methods for management of data such as equipment accommodation info and network structure diagrams, etc.
  • Enhancement of ICT service reliability through strengthening of network security

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