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Digital Malaysia on target

AvantiKumar | Oct. 1, 2012
The recently announced national initiative to achieve a developed digital economy by 2020 now has eight projects in various stages of implementation, says MOSTI minister.

The project entails the creation of an embedded systems pilot project and a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for the industry. The approval committee will select potential pilot projects by the end of October 2012. The Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) and MIMOS have also been identified as partners to the CoE ecosystem.

EPP 8: Empower Greater Economy

Project 1: Develop a trusted Mobile Digital Wallet System

The project will create an ecosystem that will ensure a more pervasive adoption of Near Field Communications (NFC) by encouraging greater service provider participation and subsequently enabling more customers to enjoy the service in light of more manufacturers embedding the NFC capabilities in their latest mobile phones or devices. Currently, the project is in the trial stage with a local telecommunication partner. The service is to be ready for commercialisation by local telcos by end of 2012.



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