Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway concept was defined at the 1st meeting of the Working Group on the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway. The AP-IS Master Plan identified the following four thematic pillars: (a) Physical infrastructure upgrade and interconnection; (b) Internet traffic management; (c) Building regional network resilience and (d) Promoting broadband access in underserved areas.
Fourth session of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) Steering Committee and WSIS Regional Review (Virtual Meeting)
The fourth session of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) Steering Committee and WSIS Regional Review is scheduled to be held on 11 August 2020 (virtual online meeting).
Broadband connectivity and Internet usage in Asia and the Pacific region have witnessed a phenomenal growth in the last decade; however, challenges of inclusive broadband growth remain among many of the economically developing countries of the region.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand and Google, will organize a side event Expanding Internet Access for Inclusive Development, at the 75th Commission session.