Press Release

Telecommunication workshop aimed at promoting secure ICT environment

04/06/2018

One of the APEC Telecommunications and Information working Group (TIWG) crucial role is to embrace new opportunities and foster ICT innovation in the APEC region.

One of the APEC Telecommunications and Information working Group (TIWG) crucial role is to embrace new opportunities and foster ICT innovation in the APEC region.

APEC TEL Chair Dr Morris Lim in his opening remarks during the APEC TIWG today commended the host economy in tagging a crucial meeting that evokes discussion revolving around a safe and secure ICT environment.

“We should always be aware that being able to connect to the internet means having access to information, global market places and all the possibilities it brings.

Therefore, we need to ensure that everywhere in this region may benefit from such opportunities.

Working and trying ICT innovation and expanding broadband networks is what really matters and, in this context, I welcome more effort made in this regard.

It is also gratifying to see the continuous effort to promote an APEC wide mutual agreement for ICT increments which help facilitate cross border cooperation and encourage innovation in the APEC region.

We see the digital economy and the related issues has been put in the spotlight for years and are even incorporated into the main theme of APEC 2018.

Therefore, our mandate to promote a safe and trusty ICT environment is imperative to help promote a potential secure digital future, “said Dr Lim.

In 2017 active mobile subscriptions reached 4.2 billion and now more than half of mobile connections are made through smart phones.

The TIWG will focus on ICT and cyber security discussion during the Security and Prosperity Steering Group meetings during this week which is part of the TIWG cluster meetings.