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NCC Chairperson, Bonnie Peng, attends the Ministerial Programme 2010 of GSMA’s Mobile World Congress – information exchange with global mobile leaders and regulators中文
← Chairperson Peng exchanges opinions with Suvi Linden, Minister of Ministry of Communication - Finland, during the conference.
In order to enhance Taiwan’s international visibility in communications, and create more opportunities for international exchange and cooperation, NCC Chairperson, Bonnie Peng, attended the “Ministerial Programme 2010 of Mobile World Congress” in Barcelona in Spain during the Lunar New Year (Feb. 15-18). In addition to sharing the achievements in the development of communication industries of Taiwan, Chairperson Peng also met with many notable leaders and experts from all over the world, including Mr. Choi, See Jung, Chairman of Korea Communication Commission, Ms. Suvi Linden, Minister of Ministry of Communications in Finland, Dr. David Gross, the former U.S. ambassador, and Dr. Stephen Balkam, CEO of Family Online Safety Institute. After some lively exchanges, Chairperson Peng also invited many to Taiwan.

In all, leaders and regulators of communication administrations and institutions from 85 countries and 8,000 representatives in communication industries attended the event. The main events of the conference included the “Leadership Summit & Government Mobile Forum Meeting,” “Ministerial Cocktail Reception & Government Leadership Award,” “Mobile Vision Forum: Enablers for the Mobile Future”, among others. Some of the main themes of the conference were the issues of how to establish policies that facilitate mobile communication service access effectively, encouraging broadband construction, content development, and cross-sector growth, and how to effectively support the needs of e-health, disaster mitigation, e-banking, etc. The NCC found the knowledge and information beneficial, especially in regard to deepening understanding of global mobile communication development, various philosophies of policy-making, and the experiences of promoting policies.
← Chairperson, Bonnie Peng, in front of the conference hall of World Mobile Congress

During the thorough discussions, related speakers and participants showcased the different levels of development and policy perspectives among the globe. For example, Cherie Blair, wife of the former British Prime Minister, presented the research paper, “Women & Mobile: A Global Opportunity.” It emphasized the gender gap in using mobile phones in countries with low and middle-income. Blair hoped that women foundations can help women increase opportunities to use technological products. Mr. Choi, Chairman of Korea Communication Commission, mentioned that mobile communication services can become a communication platform between government and citizens in order to offer prompt information and service and to enhance national competitiveness. However, in addition to the convenience brought by technology, the protection of adolescents should also be emphasized more. Ms. Linden, Minister of the Ministry of Communications - Finland, emphasized the rights of citizens to enjoy broadband service at a reasonable price and that only through advanced and sound infrastructures of information and communication can fulfill the goal of an information society.