An Asia-Pacific information superhighway

Countries in the region must act now to take the next big leap for regional connectivity.

ADVANCES in regional connectivity have generated substantial economic and social gains in terms of growth, trade and people-to-people connections. The global explosion of new technologies, especially in information and communication technologies (ICT), points the way to the next big leap for regional connectivity: an Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway.

Asia-Pacific countries are already well recognised for their success in structuring cross-border global value chains which, backed by infrastructure corridors, have helped to boost trade within and beyond the region. There is great potential, however, to further deepen connectivity and maximise socio-economic gains, by more effectively integrating...

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