2017 International Volunteer Fair
It has been 7 years since the TDOC’s international volunteer program began in 2011 sponsored by Asus Foundation and TDOC Secretariat.
This year, the volunteers were assigned to the rural areas and communities of a total of 9 countries, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, India, and Tanzania, to shorten the digital divides through the donation of hardware and the implementation of ICT related trainings.
Overall, a total of over 7,000 school teachers and students have taken the training services.
On September 8th, the “2017 International Volunteer Fair” took place at the headquarters of Asus, 10 volunteer groups from different universities in Taiwan gathered together and presented what they have learnt and experienced from their training programs, including basic internet skills, basic MS office application, photography, culture exchange, and group activities.
2017 Taiwan e-Government and Smart City Workshop
On September 10th-15th, TDOC Secretariat hosted the “2017 Taiwan e-Government and Smart City Workshop” in Taipei, Taiwan and invited 19 delegates from 5 different countries in the Southeast Asia.
The main topics of the workshop included e-government, smart transportation, smart education, and e-commerce. In addition, the participants joined the “2017 World Congress on Information Technology” and the gala dinner during the first 3 days. First held in 1978 by WITSA (World Information Technology & Services Alliance), the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) has become the premier international IT forum.
On the site-visiting day, the delegation learnt several Taiwan’s e-government and smart city solutions, including visiting one of the global leaders in industrial automation, Advantech Corp., Taipei City Traffic Information Center, and Living Lab at Smart City.
The delegates also experienced the convenience of the bike sharing system-Ubike, which was developed as short-distance transit vehicles to reduce and replace personal possession and use of motor vehicles, where the traffic congestion, environmental pollution and energy loss in the city will be improved.
Furthermore, Syntrend Creative Park and Guang Hua Digital Plaza are also a must-visit for the visitors to do shopping and to try out the latest consumer electronics.
Overall, the “2017 Taiwan e-Government and Smart City Workshop” gained very positive reviews from the participants, and they not only want TDOC to conduct similar ICT workshop in their countries, but also plan to bring their family to visit Taiwan soon!
Taiwan’s 5G Development Status
5G will be changing the traditional telecom industry drastically through network virtualization. Not only will it strengthen Taiwan’s cloud computing hardware industry, but more importantly, 5G centers on software, and thus it will integrate closely and seamlessly with IoT applications. Taiwan’s ICT capability is well known throughout the world. 5G technology can help Taiwan redefine its industry position and break down existing silos to play a key role in the emerging global 5G value chain.
Taiwan is actively exchanging and interacting with major international companies and research institutions in EU, US, and Japan, to develop 5G. Through Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards (TAICS), Taiwan has also participated in Standards Development Organization, such as 3GPP, ITU-R, and IEEE to obtain essential IPR. Combining the resources from industry, academia, and government sectors, Taiwan is able to initiate industrial transformation. It will be done by investing into R&D to develop 5G solutions, applications, and services, and by promoting the development of related technologies and solutions, such as core chips, communication protocols, small cells, network virtualization, open source, and end-to-end solutions.
Inter-ministerial cooperation between MoST (Ministry of Science and Technology) and MOTC (Ministry of Transportation and Communications), and NCC (National Communications Commission), coupled with the consolidated R&D resources of three research institutes such as ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute), III (Institute for Information Industry), and NCSIST (National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology), can help Taiwan accelerate industry transformation and upgrade towards 5G. According to statistics released by IHS, under Taiwan’s present industrial mix and policy frameworks, 5G represents a US$134 billion market opportunity in 2035, and will support 510,000 5G-related jobs.
Taiwan's AR/VR Appicaiton Scenario in 2020: Immersive Baseball Stadium
l 5G Live Streaming 360-Degree Panoramic Video
Ø Fields: baseball stadiums or concert halls
Ø Challenge: it occurs when live multicasting with advanced 360-degree panoramic video system (4k/8k 60fps) acorss 10 viewing channels
Ø Capacity: Peak data transmission rate up to 3 Gbps; up to 5 Tbps/Km2 traffic density volume with 20,000 connections within a stadium
Tele-Operated Drone Applicatin Scenario in 2020: Air Patrol System with 5G Low Latency Technology
l Police/Patrol Applications Applied in Smart Cities
Ø Fleet: 10 drones on duty simultaneously; automatic collision avoidance within 10 m; 40 mins of battery life with automatic charging
Ø Fleet management: free of terrain and surface obstacles, with automatic navigation, and advanced safety and disaster relief features
Ø Efficiency: the command center is able to receive real time updates from the air and ground in 0.5 sec using 5G low latency technology (User plane latency 1ms)
Thank you for your continuous support Please feel free to share your ideas with us: TDOCsecretariat@gmail.com