The EU-ASEAN dialogue on the Information Society strives to enhance exchanges of views on issues related to policy including regulatory frameworks for electronic communications services, policy development, and ways of bridging the digital divide.
READI’s overall objective in the ICT sector is to support progress towards an ASEAN internal market for electronic communications and a framework providing legal certainty to companies and investors and a high level of consumers' protection and confidence.
Specific activities carried out in the framework of READI/ICT aim at leading to concrete deliverables within the READI Facility's timeframe (i.e. before August 2015).
The precise objectives have been defined in close cooperation between the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC), the European Union Delegation (EUD) in Jakarta, and the Directorate-General CONNECT ‘Communication Networks, Content and Technology’ (former DG INFSO ‘Information Society’) of the European Commission (especially the regional counsellor based in the EU Delegation in Singapore), based on the past EU-ASEAN policy dialogues on ICT. Those objectives have been validated by the 10th ASEAN TELSOM during its January 2011 official meeting held in Malaysia, and their implementation plan has been first discussed during the ASEAN + EU TELSOM Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting held in April 2011 in Cambodia, following the adoption of the ASEAN ICT Master-plan 2015. They can be summarized as follows:
The READI policy dialogue in ICT will therefore focus on three key challenges which will affect the way 600 million people in the ASEAN region will communicate and consume a variety of media:
Outputs to date:
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READI is implemented on behalf of the EU and ASEAN by a consortium of firms led by Altair Asesores.
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