The project was designed in response to private sector requests for more transparency and more up-to-date spectrum licensing, policy, and management/allocation information. The private sector believed it could more readily design products/services to help develop the Asia Pacific Information Infrastructure if it could obtain this information on a continuously updated, and on a regional, basis. As several of these products/services are designed to meet regional, not local needs, information on all economies is necessary. Planned phases of project, including publication/dissemination with dates of each phase, and any variance from the original schedule: The website has been operational since 1997, and is updated as information becomes available. No schedule exists. Project coordinators request formal updates every 12 months).