Connectivity Initiatives Around the World

Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway

Sector(s)
ICT
Countries/Territories/Economies associated with this Initiative
Afghanistan ;
Armenia ;
Australia ;
Azerbaijan ;
Bangladesh ;
Bhutan ;
Brunei Darussalam ;
Cambodia ;
China ;
Fiji ;
France ;
Georgia ;
India ;
Indonesia ;
Iran, Islamic Republic of ;
Japan ;
Kazakhstan ;
Kiribati ;
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of ;
Korea, Republic of ;
Kyrgyz Republic ;
Lao People's Democratic Republic ;
Malaysia ;
Maldives ;
Marshall Islands ;
Micronesia, Federated States of ;
Mongolia ;
Myanmar ;
Nauru ;
Nepal ;
Netherlands ;
New Zealand ;
Pakistan ;
Palau ;
Papua New Guinea ;
Philippines ;
Russian Federation ;
Samoa ;
Singapore ;
Solomon Islands ;
Sri Lanka ;
Tajikistan ;
Thailand ;
Timor-Leste ;
Tonga ;
Turkey ;
Turkmenistan ;
Tuvalu ;
United Kingdom ;
United States ;
Uzbekistan ;
Vanuatu ;
Vietnam

The Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway initiative aims to increase the availability and affordability of broadband Internet across Asia and the Pacific, by strengthening the underlying Internet infrastructure in the region. The initiative, administered by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), encompasses regional Internet maps and policy analysis to support countries in their efforts to develop a regional seamless information and communication space.

As of December 2017, UNESCAP has established an open-ended Working Group on the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway, and is working towards amending the Intergovernmental Agreement on Asian Highway and Trans Asian Railway Network.

Image Credit: International Telecommunications Union Interactive Transmission Map, 2017. Available from: https://www.itu.int/itu-d/tnd-map-public/.

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