Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Map
In support of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway, ESCAP and ITU have jointly produced an advanced interactive map showing policymakers and private sector stakeholders where the missing links in submarine and terrestrial broadband transmission are across Asia and the Pacific.
The map is the first ever to show policy makers and investors where the missing links in terrestrial transmission are across the region, assisting ESCAP in its efforts to bring affordable Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and broadband connectivity for all.
By mapping regional terrestrial routes, policy makers and investors will be provided with information on missing links and investment opportunities that will contribute ultimately to the development of a coherent Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway. The map also features the region’s main transport networks, the Asian Highway and the Trans-Asian Railways as it is critical that fiber-optic cables can be laid in coordination with the construction of railways and roads to ensure appropriate cost savings.