WASHINGTON – Today, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Alan Davidson met with Vice Minister Park Yun Kyu of the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), Republic of Korea.
Assistant Secretary Davidson described the non-binding 2021 Prague Proposals on Telecommunications Supplier Diversity (PPTSDs) and shared an update on NTIA’s AI Accountability Policy Request for Comment. Vice Minister Park presented Korea's 6G/Open RAN policy and AI reliability policy.
Both agencies intend to cooperate on telecommunications supply chain diversity and resilience, based on specific sections of the 2021 PPTSDs. Those sections outline roles for policymakers in:
- Fostering an enabling environment for network innovations that support openness and interoperability.
- Helping to realize the potential of open and interoperable networks.
- Collaborating with likeminded countries on these activities.
- Engaging with industry, civil society, and other stakeholders to address obstacles to supplier diversity.
Both agencies also intend to share information on promoting responsible and trustworthy AI innovations.
“The wireless equipment supply chain is a global one,” said Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator. “It will take partnership with countries like Korea to ensure that supply chain is as diverse, innovative and resilient as possible. I look forward to further engagement with the MSIT on open and interoperable telecommunications networks, as well as on our respective AI efforts.”
“As a follow-up measure to the outcomes of the commemoration of the 70th ROK-U.S. Alliance, President Yoon’s state visit in April and the Korea-U.S.-Japan trilateral summit in August, the MSIT plans to further strengthen cooperation with the NTIA in key fields of advanced digital technologies such as AI, 6G and Open RAN,” said Vice Minister Park Yun Kyu of the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), Republic of Korea.
About the National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the Executive Branch agency that advises the President on telecommunications and information policy issues. NTIA’s programs and policymaking focus largely on expanding broadband Internet access and adoption in America, expanding the use of spectrum by all users, advancing public safety communications, and ensuring that the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth.