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Asia Pacific Exchange on Broadband Regulation and Policy: Opportunities and challenges in driving the digital economy

​​​Asia Pacific markets are no longer isolated units, but are part of an integrated whole within the global telecommunications sector. Common challenges include decelerating economic expansion, stimulating sustainable growth in the most populous region of the world, rapid urbanization and a rising middle class, inequality, ageing populations and natural disasters. What is the role of the ICT industry in boosting inclusive economic growth and strengthening productivity? How can we accelerate broadband infrastructure construction to drive inclusion and achieve Connect 2020 targets? What are the key difficulties to broadband development in the region - and what regulatory incentives or policies could best attract private sector investment?

How do we achieve accessible and affordable broadband to maximize its utilization across all industry sectors? What are the experiences, best practices, risks and opportunities identified by industry CEOs in the region? And can sharing perspectives, ideas and case studies form the first step to critical new collaborative initiatives and partnerships?​​

ITU and Huawei are jointly organizing the Asia Pacific Exchange on Broadband Regulation and Policy: Opportunities and challenges in driving the digital economy, which will be held on 15 November 2016 at the ITU Telecom World 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.​

 

ITU White Paper on Broadband Regulation and Policy in Asia-Pacific Region:
Facilitating Faster Broadband Deployment

At the Asia Pacific Exchange on Broadband Regulation and Policy: Opportunities and challenges in driving the digital economy, ITU together with Huawei will launch ITU White Paper on Broadband Regulation and Policy in Asia-Pacific Region: Facilitating Faster Broadband Deployment​.

The White Paper explores broadband regulatory and policy aspects in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region with an aim to facilitate high-speed broadband deployment. Asia-Pacific countries generally and particularly the report’s in-scope countries covering Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam (which are referred to as the APAC 8 in the paper) have a tremendous opportunity to improve their economic performance and social outcomes via improved telecommunication services and, in particular, through better broadband.​​

  

Downlaod Flyer

Program

​16:45 - 16:55

​Opening


-  Air Chief Marsha​l Thares Punsri, Chairman of National Broadcasting and  
   Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)
Mr Jin Yuzhi, Vice President, Southern-East Asia Region, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.,
   China​​
-  Mr Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

​16:55 - 17:05

Publication Launch


-  Launch of ITU White Paper ​on Broadband Regulation and Policy in Asia-Pacific Region:
   Facilitating Faster Broadband Deployment by Mr Houlin ZhaoMr B​rahima Sanou; Mr ...
Keynote Presentation by Mr Ioane Koroivuki, Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for
   Asia and the Pacific

​17:05 - 17:55

​Round-table Discussion


Moderator:
Mr Sameer Sarma, Senior Advisor, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, ITU
Panelists
H.E. Mr Tram Iv Teuk, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Cambodia (MPTC)
Ms Dalsie Baniala, Regulator, Telecommunications & Radiocommunications Regulator, 
   Vanuatu
Dr Halim Shafie, Chairman, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia
Mr Keng Thai Leong, Deputy Chief Executive of Infocomm Media Development Authority
   of Singapore (IMDA), Singapore
Mr R.S Sharma, Chairman TRAI, India             
-  Mr Peter Macaulay, President of FTTH Council Asia-Pacific 
Ms Maria de Fátima Henriques da Silva Barros Bertoldi, Chair of ANACOM's Board of Directors, Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM), Portugal
Mr Bill ​Lan, Chief NBN Strategist, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China                        
Commission           

​17:55 - 18:00

​Closing


-  Closing remarks by Mr Ioan​e Koroivuki, Director Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific,
   ITU