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.