Four areas of cooperation include a multilateral framework for governance, use of the Internet under UN scrutiny, clamping down on illegal online behavior, and joint efforts in protecting privacy.
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Harmonizing the 700MHz frequency band for mobile broadband services, shifting from analog to digital TV broadcast, and improving undersea cable resiliency, will be key areas for cooperation for Southeast Asia, following the 13th TELMIN meeting between ICT ministers.
Various ministries and agencies were unable to access their e-mail services in an outage lasting at least five hours. Services have mostly been restored since, according to IDA.
The U.S. scrutiny over Huawei could see a spillover impact on other firms, but this is likely to be short-lived and American companies are unlikely to face retaliatory sanctions.