In the fiscal year of 2010, JTEC continued with two consulting projects in Angola and two other projects, one in Viet Nam another in Indonesia. JTEC also exercised its efforts to develop and form new projects by acquiring competitive fund. Overall progress in fiscal 2010 is summarized below.
This project is designed to provide domestic trunk transmission networks of optical fibers, and distance of those is 3,400km, in western 9 provinces of the whole 18 provinces of Angola, enabling each capital to be connected with its neighboring cities in each province and upgrading and expanding access networks of subscribers.
An agreement was signed in October 2007, between Angola Telecom and JTEC, and the work started in January, 2008.
Due to delay in payments, the work was suspended temporally in June, 2009, and JTEC tried to collect unpaid money in cooperation with other organizations. This project was planned to be completed in May, 2010.
This project is designed to provide domestic trunk transmission networks of optical fiber; distance of those is 3,000km, in eastern 9 provinces of the whole 18 provinces of Angola, enabling each capital to be connected with its neighboring cities in each province with upgrading and expanding access networks of subscribers.
A contract was signed between Angola Telecom and JTEC in October, 2007 and the work started in February, 2008.
Due to delay of payment, the works suspended temporally in September, 2009 and JTEC tried to collect unpaid money in cooperation with other organizations. This project is completed in November, 2010.
The project was authorized as a yen loan project in March 2003, and JTEC-KEC (now KDDI Foundation) consortium started the work in January, 2005.
Following a VNPT public announcement of tender for the phase II of this project in January, 2008, the consortium conducted the technical and financial evaluations for submitted proposals continuously last fiscal year, but the work had been suspended for reasons of the other party.
In addition, we tried to recollect unpaid money on this project.
This project is a JICA ODA Loan project and JTEC has started the consulting works with Pantel International Co, Ltd. as a partner of the consortium in August, 2006.
The consortium and the customer expanded the contract period by March 2012 due to the delay of purchasing project sites by the customer and changes of the facility design to collaborate with other JICA project.
This is a JICA ODA Loan project and the objective of this project is to improve the telecommunications services by refurbishing nationwide telecommunication infrastructure in Bangladesh. This will contribute to the improvement of investment environments for stimulating of private sectors. In November 2010, JTEC was awarded a contract with IS International Inc. as a partner of the consortium from Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) and in December 2010, the consortium started the consulting services in Dhaka.
This project is proposed under JICA ODA Loan. The project aims at contributing to the socio-economic development, poverty reduction, and good governance of the country. This project contains providing necessary equipment for development of broadband internet communication and e-Government, developing contents on healthcare information, farming information etc., and providing capacity buildings on how to utilize ICT in Hoa Binh Province, one of the Vietnam's poverty-stricken areas.
JTEC submitted the Expression of Interest for consulting service for Technical Solutions and Contents for Ministry of Information and Communications component under IFC project to Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam.
The excellent result of collaborative research project (J2) studied with the Government of Lao P.D.R. which completed in 2009. JTEC together with the Government of Lao PDR proposed one ICT pilot project to APT for improved Health & Medical environment for rural areas in the country. The project was approved in April, 2011 as an initiative to narrow digital divide in Asia-Pacific region. Within this pilot project, broadband link between central hospital in Vientiane and provincial hospital in Luang Phabang is established and doctors in each hospital started to enjoy the benefits of the newly introduced ICT systems. Opening ceremony of this pilot system was held in Vientiane in February 2011 with participation of relevant officers from the Lao government, Embassy of Japan, MIC of Japan, supporting company, and the President of JTEC.
Presentation on the result of the above-mentioned collaborative research project of 2009 was carried out during Asia-Pacific Development forum in Tokyo in May 2010.
One expert was dispatched for 5 months to that University as a JICA Expert in Satellite Networks, and Curriculum Advisor in Net Centric Computing under a technical cooperation project titled, "ICT for Human Development and Security". This project is designed to enhance distance education using Ku-band satellite networks in addition to the existing C-band Network.
As the Japanese government proposed The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to contribute in vitalization of region-wide distribution for the Central Asian countries through an optimization of the border customs using ICT, in this connection, JTEC provided related information to about 60 participants from 30 countries at OSCE workshop in Vienna (Austria).
JTEC dispatched one engineer to participate in "APT workshop on Wireless broadband in the Pacific" held in Palau from August 31 to September 2, 2010.
Donation of Japanese Terrestrial digital broadcasting system equipment to countries considering adopting new Japanese digital broadcasting technology. JTEC donated broadcasting equipment to RTA (Radio y Television Argentina) which adopted ISDB-T (Terrestrial Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting) on a cooperation project from MIC (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications). The broadcasting equipment was donated by NHK in March, 2010, and JTEC donated the broadcasting equipment to RTA in April, 2010.
JTEC participated in the government conference meetings in order to enhance global expansion of Japanese ICT.
To secure Human Resources needed in the development of the international cooperation business, JTEC prepared a page on the website to encourage Registration by competent people.
JTEC seminar on "Current Status and Future Prospect of International Cooperation on ICT" was held following a presentation on "Current Status and Future Prospect of Global Expansion on ICT" by Mr.Yasuhiko Taniwaki, Director, at International Policy Bureau of MIC