The 18th APT Telecommunication/ICT Forum (ADF-18)

24 August 2021 - 26 August 2021
Virtual/Online meeting

APT organized the 18th APT Telecommunication/ICT Forum (ADF-18) from 24 to 26 August 2021 as a virtual/online meeting.

As the global pandemic situation caused by COVID-19 is accelerating digital transformation, access to digital infrastructure is becoming more important. This ADF-18 looked at policies and efforts to reduce the digital divide in the aspects of affordability and reliability. ADF-18  also introduced the current status of the Low Earth Orbit satellite communication industry, which is attracting attention as one of the possible ways to reduce the digital gap as technology advances, and we discuss its impact in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, the forum  had sessions to introduce technologies and methods for constructing cost-effective networks, while looking at new technologies of IoT that are continuously evolving in combination with related technologies such as AI, 5G, Bigdata, and sharing successful applications of IoT. The forum was a platform to share the outcomes and achievements of the ICT Pilot Projects in rural areas and other ICT projects funded by the Extra-Budgetary Contributions (EBCs). ADF-18 also shared the current status and achievements of the projects funded by EBCs from Japan, Republic of Korea and China.


Invitation Letter

Meeting Documents

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Concept Note


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