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Building ties with Australia and Korea

04 Nov 2009

The 2009 Korea Australia New Zealand (KANZ) Broadband Summit opened this morning, with ICT Minister Steven Joyce calling for delegates to take the opportunity to discuss shared goals.“New Zealand, Australia and Korea have all identified broadband infrastructure as critical to economic growth,” he says. “The summit provides an opportunity to discuss shared goals, hear from companies that are leading the way in digital content, technology and services, and to learn from policy agencies about the development of broadband infrastructure, telecommunications and the digital economy.”Joyce says the objectives of the KANZ summit are –· Build greater commercial cooperation and partnerships between Korea, Australia and New Zealand in ICT with a particular focus on digital content and applications;· Provide a forum for commercial collaboration and greater pre-commercial cooperation and research in applications dependent on very high speed broadband networks;· Build and strengthen relationships between Ministers, government officials, researchers and companies from Korea, Australia and New Zealand in the areas of telecommunications, broadband and trade-related issues