Strategy Statement

Leverage on information and communications technology (ICT), via public-private sector partnerships and strong external linkages, to build a connected, vibrant and secure ASEAN Community by:

  • Striving for universal access to ICT infrastructure and services;
  • Encouraging the development of a pervasive, inter-connected and secure ASEAN information infrastructure;
  • Strengthening the cooperation and assistance on regulatory policy and strategy issues;
  • Creating digital opportunities through e-government, e-commerce and e-society initiatives;
  • Enhancing the competitiveness and dynamism of the ASEAN ICT sector by promoting and facilitating trade and investment in ICT services; and
  • Developing highly skilled ICT human resources.

Milestones ( 2004 – 2010)

  • Enhance the ASEAN Information Infrastructure (AII) through high speed connections among all national information infrastructures (2010)
  • Promote the security and integrity of ASEAN Information Infrastructure through development of national Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and its capacity building programmes (2008)
  • Develop convergence guidelines and best practices (2005)
  • Create an integrated ASEANConnect information portal with appropriate ASEAN and local content (2010)
  • Provide a wide range of government services and transactions on-line by usage of ICT applications to facilitate linkages between public, private sectors and civil and international organisations (2010)
  • Develop and implement national cyber-laws and relevant telecommunications and IT policies and regulations that are consistent with international standards and norms, and ASEAN regional policy and regulatory frameworks and guidelines (2008)
  • Implement the ASEAN Telecommunications Regulators Council’s (ATRC) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) on conformity assessment for telecommunications equipment
  • Implement capacity building programmes to improve ICT literacy and professional ICT skills, and to enhance the e- Readiness of ASEAN Member Countries (2010)
  • Develop common reference framework for e-Commerce and e-Government technical architectures, so as to ensure interoperability of information systems and networks (2007)
  • Develop infrastructure recommendations for CLMV based on the e-Readiness Study and global best practices (2005)