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Gusmão: Equal access to technology has power to transform individuals

Gusmão: Equal access to technology has power to transform individuals

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DILI, 01 december 2023 (TATOLI) – Prime Minister, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão in his speech at the Telkomcel Annual International Summit (TAIS-2023) raise the importance of ensuring equal access to technology for everyone

Prime Minister said that from education and employment to healthcare and communication, access to technology has the power to transform and empower individuals and communities: “However, not everyone has equal opportunities to harness its benefits, creating a digital divide that hampers progress and perpetuates inequalities.”

“We must address the digital divide in the country. We need to ensure that everyone in the country has equal access to technology, especially people with disabilities,” said Gusmão at the celebration of the 11th anniversary of Telkomsel’s presence in Timor-Leste, at GMN Hall, in Dili.

Gusmão stressed that the government, in collaboration with telecommunications companies, will work together to prevent the digital divide from taking in the country: “For this reason, the government has been working to build and install a Subsea Fiber Optic Cable, which was considered a priority in the State Budget for 2024.”

Gusmão admitted that there is a lot of work to be done to realize the dream of ensuring access to technology for all citizens, including rural communities.

Prime Minister acknowledged the significant contribution of telecommunications companies to national development and the country’s economic growth.

At the commemoration event, Telcomsel also promoted its 5G Solutions known as Telkomsel Internet of Things (IoT). The 5G solutions bring new capabilities that open up big opportunities for customers. The 5G is the fifth generation of cellular networks with up to 100 times faster than 4G.

Vise President of Telkomcel’s Mobile Network Operator (MNO), Iqbal Mialia said the 5G solution can provide IoT-based services to meet the needs of SmartCity, SmartHome, SmartOffice Solutions and so on.

 

Journalist: Jose Belarmino de Sa

Editor: Filomeno Martins 

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