The 47 APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group Meeting (22 - 27 April 2013, Bali, Indonesia)

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Chair’s Report

The 4
7
th

APEC Telecommunications and

Information Working Group Meeting

(
22
nd

-

27
th

April

201
3
,
Bali
,

Indonesia
)


Introduction

The 4
7
th APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group (TEL)
meeting
and associate
d

meetings were

held in

Bali
,
Indonesia

from
22

to
27

April
201
3
.
The meeting
s

were

attended by
15

member economies
(
Brunei Darussalam;

People

s
Republic of
China; Hong
Kong, China; Indonesia; Jap
an; Republic of Korea; Malaysia
;
Papua New Guinea;
The
Philippines; Russia; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand;
T
he
United States; and Viet Nam). Mr.
Mikiharu

Shimizu
,
Program Director of the APEC
Secretariat
,

and representative
s from
APNIC
,
APLAC, ISOC

and INTUG

also attended
the meeting
s
.


Mr. Kenji Tanaka from Japan chaired the
TEL
47

meeting with the Vice
-
Chair, Ms.
N
u
r Sulyna Abdullah from Malaysia.


The meeting was preceded by a number of workshops and meetings
,

as follows:


22

April

(
Monday
)

MRA TF

Enhance competence in implementing ICT universal services
programs / projects in AP
EC

Cybercrime Experts Group

23

April

(
Tuesday
)

MRA

TF

Workshop on cloud computing based tele
-
health management
platform

Workshop on AP
EC
Training Program for Preven
tive Education
on ICT Misuse

Regulatory Roundtable

Industry Roundtable

Cybercrime Experts Group

24 April

(Wednesday)

Workshop on broadband network development for green growth

Workshop on
c
omparing approaches to Botnet
prevention,
identification, and mitigation

Workshop on the Transparency of Internet Broadband Access
Speeds



1.

Welcome and Opening Ceremony

T
he
first

plenary meeting of TEL4
7

was officially
opened
on the
Thursday

morning
,
25

April 2013
.


At the opening
ceremony, Mr.

Suprawoto
,
Expert Staff to the Minister of
Communications and Information Technology,
the
Republic of Indonesia
,
welcome
d all


2


delegates to the meeting
.

He
mentioned that
the TEL47 meeting was held in Bali at the
perfect time of the APEC Indon
esia year.

H
e pointed out that TEL would play
a
more
important role in sharing information and exchanging views and experiences, because

the

information and communications technology (
ICT
)

sector is
an
important key to
wards

achiev
ing

global growth and will form
an
essential foundation for development of a
digital economy.

Referring to the workshops held in
the

last three days, he
emphasize
d

the importance of the multi
-
stakeholder approach

as observed in the workshops where

regulators,

industry, academic
s

and experts
gathered
to share in
-
depth information and
study.

L
astly, he expressed his conviction that the success of
the
TEL47 meeting was
certain
, and also he hoped all the delegates to spend some time to enjoy Bali

s culture and
nat
ure.



On behalf of TEL, Mr. Kenji Tanaka, the TEL Chair, expressed his
appreciation

to
the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the republic of
Indonesia
for hosting TEL47.

H
e also
thanked

for the host

s
arrangement for

enjoyable visits to
Uluwatus and
Kerambitan
.
H
e said he learn
ed

a lot

about the importance of
the
ICT
sector from Mr.
Suprawoto

s remarks
.

H
e pointed out that ICT

plays a more important
role in our daily life, and
expressed his confidence that T
EL
could

co
ntribute to
2013
APEC Indonesia year.



2.

Opening Address

I
n his opening address, Mr. Kenji Tanaka
, the TEL Chair,

welcomed delegates to th
e
first plenary meeting of TEL47

and

expressed
his

appreciation to
Indonesia

for hosting
TEL4
7
.



H
e

said

that TEL has been working on
a
wide range of regulatory and technological
challenges in the ICT sector through cooperation among 21 member economies for more
than 20 years.
H
e
expressed his confidence
that TEL had achieved meaningful
contribution
s

to the
development in the Asia Pacific region from the aspect of
ICT.

Refe
r
ring

to the
w
orkshops and the
r
oundtable
s

which were held
in
the
pr
e
vious

three

days,

he
said

he was sure that TEL has provided
a
good opportunity for
the
APEC
economies and guests to exchange
their

views and experiences for further economic
growth
.




H
e

also

mentioned
that

having received the report of
Independent Assessment
on
TEL
in 2012
,

it would be important and significant for TEL to review the activi
ties taking
into account the recommendations
made by the independent assessor
to
make TEL a
more active and effective group in APEC.


L
astly, he extended his
appreciation

to
Indonesia

s warm hospitality and
exp
ressed his exp
ect
ation to
all TEL members


continuous support and commitment to the meetings.



3.

Adoption of Agenda


3


The TEL Chair opened the floor for comments on the proposed agenda for the
plenary. There were no comments from members and the agenda was adopted as
proposed.



4.

Report on APEC Develo
pments

4.1
APEC 201
3

Priorities

/

4.2
Key Outcomes of
SOM1 and SOM2
Meetings


The delegates from the Indonesian APEC SOM Chair office made two presentations:
1) APEC 2013 priorities and the current progress
;

2) Promoting Connectivity in APEC
2013.



In the first presentation,
the delegates provided

detailed
information on the
progress
of
three
APEC
2013
priorit
ies

in SOM 1 and SOM 2 to the TEL members:
i)
Attaining
the Bogor Goals
;

ii)
Sustainable Growth with Equity
;

and
iii)
Promoting Connectivity.
The
delegates also
expla
i
n
ed

the contents of 2013 MRT Statement which was agreed on
21
April in Surabaya, Indonesia
, and
mentioned that the expectation from the SOM Chair
office
was

to create
a
good working relationship between the
SOM Chair office and TEL.



The second presentation focused on one of the priorities, Promoting Connectivity.
The delegate introduced the instruction from MRT on
drafting

APEC Framework of
Connectivity, which consists of three types of connectivity
:

“physi
cal”, “institutional”
and “people to people.”
T
he draft would be discussed in SOM 3
in
July 2013 and
endorsed by Leaders and Ministers
in
October 2013.
The delegates asked

the TEL
members to provide critical suggestion
s

on the development of
the
Framework,

especially
by identifying the
ICT
-
related gaps and potential areas of cooperation
among

fora and
subfora
,

and by
advising

the emerging trends in
ICT

in APEC

region
.


The TEL Chair
expressed

TEL’s willingness to contribute to the
drafting
process,
and
mentioned that
TEL

w
ould

discuss the
draft
Framework in the next meeting
,
TEL 48
,

and
w
ould

report to the
C
SOM in
October 2013
.



4.3
Project Management Update


The
Program Director of the
APEC
Secretariat introduced the detailed timeline for
s
ession
2 and
s
ession 3 of the project management process in 2013.

It was noted that the
deadlines for project proposals in session 3 would be prior to TEL48 and therefore the
proposals would be reviewed inter
-
sessionally.



4.4
Independent Assessment



T
he TEL Chair
updated

the
follow
-
up activities on

the
Independent Assessment

that
TEL underwent

i
n 2012
.

T
he

a
ssessment r
eport was
endorsed by SCE

and t
he SCE Chair
requested TEL
to
consider the recommendations made by the Independent Assessor

and

4


to report

to SCE
.

T
he T
EL Chair
explained the draft TEL

s
action

on
each
recommendation
, and
asked
members


consideration for their endorsement at the
last

plenary meeting
.



5.

Presentations by Economi
es of their Recent Regulatory
and Policy Developments

E
conomies (
Brunei Darussalam; People

s Republic of
China;

Hong Kong
,

China;

Indonesia;

Republic of Korea;
T
he
Philippines
;

Russia;
Chinese Taipei;

Thail
and and
T
he
United States
)

presented a brief update of regu
latory and policy developments.

Australia,
Japan

and

Malaysia
also
reported their regulatory updates by
upload
ing presentation
materials.



6.

Steering Group Meeting Reports

At the last plenary meeting

on the morning of Saturday, 27 April 2013
, the reports
of Development Steering Group (DSG), Liberalization Steering Group (LSG) and
Security and Prosperity Steering Group (SPSG) were presented by their respective
Convenors.



6.1

Development Steering Group Meeting (DSG)


The
DSG Convenor, Mr
.
Yu Zhic
heng
from

China
, presented the summary report of
the DSG meeting
(ANNEX
A
)

and requested for

the
endorsement of
one
APEC
-
funded
project

and for the approval of three self
-
funded projects
,

as follows:


-

Deployment of multi
-
language email address technology
by China

(APEC
-
fun
de
d
project)
,

-

Extension of APEC e
-
Government
r
esearch
c
enter at Waseda University by Japan
(self
-
funded project)
,

-

Extension of ICT applications for the people with
s
pecial
n
eeds (
a
ging and
d
isabilities) by Japan and Singapore (self
-
funded

project)
,

-

Disaster
m
anagement and ICT for APEC
r
egion by Japan (self
-
funded project)
.


O
ne self
-
funded project
proposal was unable to
reach

consensus

during

DSG meeting,
and
the Convenor asked to continue reviewing the proposal

inter
-
sessional
ly

as an
exceptional case since the project proposal contained a workshop plan at TEL48. The
proposal is
as follows:


-

Interoperable ICT: semantic, linguistic and other aspects by Russia (self
-
funded
project)
.


The Convenor also requested holding the fol
lowing workshop
s
/seminar
s

at TEL48
:


-

½
-
day Workshop on development of multi
-
language email address technology
(China)
,


5


-

½
-
day Workshop
on
e
-
Government

(
Japan
)
,

-

½
-
day Workshop on
d
isaster
m
anagement and ICT for APEC
r
egion

(
Japan
)
,

-

1
-
day Workshop on
i
nteroperable ICT (Russia)

(
tbc
)
.



6.2

Liberalization Steering Group Meeting (LSG)


The
LSG
Deputy
Convenor, Mr
.
Nguyen Quy Quen

from
Viet Nam

who facilitated
the LSG meeting as Acting Convenor on
an
ad
-
hoc basis
, presented the summary
report
of the LSG meetin
g
(ANNEX
B
)

and
requested
the

endorsement of one
APEC
-
funded
project
,

and for the approval of two self
-
funded projects, as follows:


-

Workshop on Over the Top (OTT) services by Indonesia (APEC
-
funded project)
,

-

APEC Workshop on

Promoting the
d
evelopment of ICT
r
evolution to
a
ssist the
e
conomic
g
rowth of
s
mall
m
edium
e
nterprise (SMEs) and the
s
mall
m
edium
m
icro
e
nterprise (SMMEs)



by Malaysia

(self
-
funded project)
,

-

Workshop on the
q
uality of
s
ervices for
r
egulators by Indonesia (self
-
funded
project)
.


The
Deputy
Convenor also requested holding the fol
lowing workshop
s
/seminar
s

at
TEL4
8
:


-

½
-
day Workshop
o
n

Promoting the
d
evelopment of ICT
r
evolution to
a
ssist the
e
conomic
g
rowth of
s
mall
m
edium
e
nterprise (SMEs) and the
s
mall
m
edium
m
icro
e
nterprise (SMMEs)


(
Malaysia
)
,

-

½
-
day Workshop on the
q
uality of
s
ervice for
r
egulators (Indonesia)
,


-

½
-
day Industry Roundtable (
The
United States
and INTUG)
,

-

½
-
day Regulatory Roundtable (
The
United States
)

(
tbc
)
.


T
he
Vice
-
Chair of MRA Task Force (MRATF), Mr.
Saneh

Saiwong

from
Thailand
,
presented his report on MRATF
meeting
(ANNEX
C
)

and requested two
day MRATF
sessions
at TEL4
8
.



6
.3 Security and Prosperity Steering Group (SPSG)


The SPSG Convenor, Ms. Jordana Siegel from the United States, presented the
summary report of the SPSG meeting
(ANNEX
D
)

and requested the approval of two
self
-
funded projects, as follows:


-

APEC
-
OECD Symposium on
s
ecurity
r
isk
m
anagement in the Internet
e
c
onomy by
the
United States
,

-

Towards
b
etter
c
omparable CSIRT
s
tatistics by
the
United States
.


The Convenor also requested holding the following workshop
s
/seminar
s

at TEL4
8
:



6


-

½
-
day
APEC
-
OECD Symposium on
s
ecurity
r
isk
m
anagement in the Internet
e
conomy

(
The
United States)
,

-

½
-
day
Workshop
t
owards
b
etter
c
omparable CSIRT
s
tatistics

(
The
United States
)
,

-

½
-
day Workshop on Botnet (United States),

-

1 and
½
-
day Cybercrime
e
xperts
g
roup
m
eeting

(
The
United States
)
.



7.

Discussion / Approval of New Project Proposals
/ Priority Setting

The following two (2) Concept Notes
of
APEC
-
fund
ed

projects
were endorsed at the
plenary:


Title

Funding

Rank

Steering
Group

P
roposing
E
conomy

Deployment of
m
ulti
-
language
e
mail
a
ddress
t
echnology

ASF

1

DSG

China

Workshop on Over
-

the
-

Top (OTT)

ASF

2

LSG

Indonesia


The
Program Director of the
APEC Secretariat distributed prioritization forms to
members in order to obtain input into which of the Concept Notes should be submitted to
the BMC as of most importance to TEL members
.

T
his

process resulted in the Concept
Note entitled “
Deployment of
m
ulti
-
language
e
mail
a
ddress
t
echnology
” as the higher
priority project.


T
he
following

seven (7)
p
roposals for self
-
funded projects were approved at the
plenary;


Title

Steering
Group

P
roposin
g
E
conomy

Disaster
m
anagement and ICT for APEC
r
egion

DSG

Japan

Extension of APEC e
-
Government
r
esearch
c
enter

DSG

Japan

Extension of Project (TEL 01/2011A) on ICT
a
pplications for
people with
s
pecial needs (
a
geing and
d
isabilities)

DSG

Japan,
Singapore

APEC
w
orkshop on ‘Promoting the
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7


Towards
b
etter
c
omparable CSIRT
s
tatistics

SPSG

US



T
he
f
ollowing project
proposal was agreed to review
inter
-
sessional
ly as an
exceptional case
.


Title

Steering
Group

P
roposing
E
conomy

Interoperable ICT: semantic, linguistic and other aspects

DSG

Russia



8.

O
ther Business

8.1 Independent Assessment



The TEL Chair advised
TEL
members that t
he draft TEL

s action on each
recommendation was reviewed in detail in HoD

meetings and revised to progress TEL

s
activities effectively, and sought members


endorsement on the draft to report to SCE.

TEL Actions on the Independent Assessment Recommendations


(ANNEX
E)

was
approved by TEL
, and it was agreed to report it to SCE.



8
.2 Strategic Planning




T
he TEL Chair informed TEL members that
all sub
for
a of APEC including
T
EL
were requested by SCE Chair
to
formulate

its Strategic Plan
in

the fo
rmat indicated by
SCE.
Since
TEL already has
established
the Strategic Action Plan
for
2010
-
2015

which
was endorsed by Ministers at TELMIN8 and TELMIN9
,
the TEL Chair suggested an

approach to this issue
in
reconstruct
ing

the elements of Strategic Action Plan into
the
design
at
ed format.
T
he TEL Chair
explained

that
the draft Strategic Pla
n prepared by
TEL Chair

s Office
was reviewed and revised in HoD meetings
and
he
sought

members


endorsement on the draft
.

TEL
Strategic Plan

2010
-
2015


(ANNEX
F
)

was approved by
TEL
and it was agreed to report it to SCE
.



8
.
3

Amendment of Inter
-
sessional approval
process




The T
EL Chair
mentioned that through the experience for the last two years it was
considered necessary to revise the guidelines of inter
-
sessional approval process of
project proposals that were agreed by
TEL at TEL44
. He
explained
that
the
d
raft revised
g
uidelines of
i
nter
-
s
essional
a
pproval
p
rocess

prepared by
TEL Chair’
s Office

was
reviewed and revised in HoD meetings, and he sought TEL

s endorsement on the draft
.
TEL agreed
to
th
e

revis
ed g
uideline
(ANNEX
G
-

I
)
.




As reported by the Program Director of the APEC Secretariat,
since the deadline of
project proposals for s
ession 3 in 2013

is prior to TEL48
,
it was confirmed that
TEL

8


would review project proposals for session 3 inter
-
sessionally f
ollow
i
ng

the revised
g
uideline
. It was noted that
the project proposal from Russia,
which was unable to reach
consensus during TEL47, would be reviewed further inter
-
sessionally as an
exceptional

case
follow
ing the revised guidelines
.



8
.
4

Steering Group
Convenorship




Having

informed TEL members

that some positions of Convenors and Deputy
Convenors were vacant and that
the current
MRA TF Vice
-
Chair was unable to continue
his role,

the TEL Chair announced

that there were nominations to
some
vacant posts a
s
follows:


-

Mr. Mitsuhiro HISHIDA from Japan
to the position of
the LSG Convenor
;

-

Mr.
Christopher Hemmerlein

from the United Stated
to the position of
the DSG
Deputy Convenor
; and

-

Mr. Roger Nien Po Sheng

from
Chinese Taipei

to the position of
the MRA
T
F

Vice
-
Chair


The nominations
were

agreed
by TEL. The list of
the Convenors and MRA TF

with
new appointment is
as follows:



Convenor

Deputy

Convenor 1

Deputy

Convenor 2

DSG
:

TEL46~49

Mr. Yu Zhicheng

(China)

Mr. Wallace Koh
Hoe Aik

(Brunei)

Mr. Christopher
Hemmerlein

(USA)

LSG
:

TEL46~49

Mr. Mitsuhiro Hishida

(Japan)

Mr. Nguyen Quy
Quyen

(Viet Nam)

(vacant)

SPSG
:

TEL46~49

Ms. Jordana Siegel

(USA)

Mr. Thongchai
Sangsiri

(Thailand)

(vacant)

MRA

TF
:

TEL45~48

Mr. Peter Chau

(Canada)

Mr. Roger Nien
Po Sheng (Chinese
Taipei)




9.

Discus
sion of Future Meetings

9.1

TEL48



9



T
he
United States
announced that
TEL48

will be held in
Hawaii
,
the
United States
of America

from
16
to
21 September
2013.
T
he
United States
showed
the

video
presentation about
Hawaii

and welcomed active participation of member economies.
T
he
tentative
draft
program for TEL4
8

was introduced and agreed
as follows:




Morning

Noon

Afternoon

Evening

15 Sep.

(Sun)



Preparatory meeting between
host and
Excomm


Day 1

16 Sep.

(Mon)

MRA TF


MRA TF


[Workshop on Interoperable ICT:
semantic, linguistic and other
aspects (DSG)]

[Workshop on Interoperable
ICT: semantic, linguistic and
other aspects (DSG)]

[Regulatory Roundtable]


Industry Roundtable

Cybercrime Expert Group

Cybercrime Expert Group

Day 2

17 Sep.

(Tue)

MRA TF


[MRA TF] or [Demonstration by
Host Economy]


Towards Better Comparable
CSIRT Statistics (SPSG)

Workshop on Botnet (SPSG)

Cybercrime Expert Group

Symposium on Disaster

Management and ICT for APEC
Region (DSG)

HoD special session

HoD special session

Day 3

18 Sep.

(Wed)

Workshop on ‘Promoting the
Development of ICT Revolution
to Assist the Economic Growth
of Small Medium Enterprise
(SMEs) and the Small Medium
Micro
Enterprise (SMMEs)’
(LSG)

HOD
meeting

Workshop on the Quality of
Service for Regulators (LSG)

Welcome

Dinner

APEC
-
OECD Symposium on
Security Risk Management in the
Internet Economy (SPSG)

APEC
-
OECD Symposium on
Security Risk Management in the
Internet
Economy (SPSG)

Workshop on multi
-
languages
email address technology (DSG)

Workshop on APEC
e
-
Government Research Center
(DSG)

HoD special session

HoD special session

Day 4

19 Sep.

(Thu)

Plenary I


DSG


SPSG

Day 5

LSG

HOD
LSG

Excomm

10


20 Sep.

(Fri)

SPSG

meeting

DSG

Meeting

Networking
Night

Day 6

21 Sep.

(Sat)

Plenary II


[Excursion]





9.2

Potential hosts for meeting
s

after TEL48


Thailand

expressed their
willingness

to host TEL49 and
mentioned that they
would
proceed with
internal consultation to
obtain formal
confirmation.


The
Philippines
, the host economy of APEC2015,
also expressed their willingness to
host TEL51
in 2015
, and said that they had started internal consultation.


T
he TEL C
h
air informed

members

that Austral
ia

indicated

their willingness
to
host

TEL50

through correspondence with the TEL Chair during TEL47
.



T
he TEL Chair expressed his
deep
appreciation to
Thailand,
the
Philippines and
Australia
for
offering to
host
future TEL meetings, and he said
it’s a

joyous occasion

that
there are three volunteers for hosting future TEL meetings.



10.

Statements by Observers and Guests


Representatives from

APNIC

, ISOC and INTUG

gave brief updates on the
ir
activities and expressed their
desire for continued cooperation
with TEL.



11.

Document Classification

The
Program Director of the APEC
Secretariat requested the TEL members to finish
their revision of the document
s
, if necessary,

in the TEL47 webpage by
Friday,
3

May
.
Also
the
P
rogram
D
irector

announced that he would cir
culate a draft document
classification list to the members after closing the TEL47 webpage for the members’
consideration.



12.

Selection of new Vice Chair


Regarding the new Vice Chair, the
TEL
Chair informed the meeting of the candidate,
Mr. Andrey Mukhanov

from Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, Russia.
Prior to TEL47, the TEL Chair sent an email to the HoDs of members for their
consideration.
At the HoD meeting during TEL47, the candidature from Russia was
reviewed and agreed upon. The Meeting un
animously
endorsed
Mr. Andrey Mukhanov
as TEL’s new Vice Chair.



11


In his intervention, Mr. Mukhanov expressed his appreciation to all members for
their support and to the TEL Chair and Vice Chair for their great contribution to TEL. He
also extended his app
reciation to Indonesia for hosting the fruitful TEL47 meeting. He
referred

to

the high responsibility required
of

the position, and the importance of

the

ICT
sector in the global development.



13.

Remarks by T
EL Chair

In his closing remarks, the TEL Chair exp
ressed his appreciation to the host,
the
Ministry of Communications and Information technology, the Republic of
Indonesia, for
their
warm
hospitality and
excellent
meeting
arrangement
.


H
e summarized
the outcome of
this TEL47 meeting and
the
major progress

that
TEL has made during the last two years.

Refer
ring to
each TEL meeting and TELMIN9,
he expressed TEL

s
achievement

to
wards

the APEC goals.
H
e
also
expressed

his

confidence that TEL would continue to contribute
to the APEC goal
s under the new TEL
Chair
ship.


Lastly, h
e gave his sincere gratitude to economies, the incoming TEL Chair, Ms.
N
u
r Sulyna Abdullah
, the APEC Program Director,
Mr. Mikiharu Shimizu, and his
predecessors,
c
onvenors, all the host economies, all the TEL members, and
in particular
his two assistants, Ms. Yuka Kobayashi and Mr. Atsushi Baba, for their valuable support
during his two
-
years chairship.



14.

Handover of
T
EL Chair
ship

Mr. Kenji Tanaka handed over the chairship to

Ms. N
u
r Sulyna Abdullah from
the
Malaysia
n Communications and Multimedia Commission.



15.

Remarks by
new
T
EL Chair


After the handover of the Chair from Mr. Tanaka to Ms
.

Nur Sulyna Abdullah, the
new TEL Chair thanked Mr. Kenji Tanaka for his commitment and dedication to the
work of TEL from TEL44
to TEL47 and wished the best for his post
-
TEL future
undertakings. The new TEL Chair also acknowledged Mr. Liu Ziping who had set the
pace for both Mr. Tanaka and herself with his distinctive leadership style during his term
as TEL Chair from TEL40


TEL4
3. She recalled that it was during Mr. Liu’s term as
Chair that she was approached to be the Vice Chair to Mr. Tanaka.


The new TEL Chair also thanked Ms. Yuka Kobayashi and Mr. Atsushi Baba for
their diligent work in supporting the TEL Chair for the pas
t two years. A special
mention was given to Mr Shoji Mihara and the delegation from Japan who had offered
such strong support to the TEL Chair during his term.



12


She then introduced her team; TEL Chair’s Assistant Ms. Noraini Noor Khan (Nora)
and Ms. Nora
’s assistant, Ms. Sharifah Khairiyah (Kay). She also welcomed the new
Vice Chair, Mr. Andrey Mukhanov from the Russian Federation and expressed that she
was very much looking forward to working closely with him during her term.




The new TEL Chair then m
ade her first announcement in relation to TEL48. In
general, the attire will be Smart Casual except for Plenary I, of which the attire should be
Business Attire. She also highlighted immediate challenges which include the vetting of
the Connectivity Fram
ework to be developed by Indonesia as the APEC Host for 2013,
and the 2016


2020 TEL Strategic Action Plan. Both will be the main discussion items
for the Special HOD meeting to be held prior to

the

first Plenary of TEL48.


16.

Adjournment


The new TEL Chair

announced the closing of TEL47.

She wished to all TEL members
a safe journey home and looked forward to seeing them in Hawaii at TEL48.


ANNEX A


13

4
7
th APEC TEL WORKING GROUP MEETING

ICT DEVELOPMENT STEERING GRO
UP (DSG)


April 26th
, 201
3

Bali
,
Indonesia

…………………………………



The DSG Meeting was held on
April 26,
c
haired
by Convener Mr.
Yu Zhicheng

(
China
), and Deputy Convener
,
Mr. Wallace Koh Hoe Aik, (Brunei
).
53 Delegates
from
Brunei, P.R China, Hong Kong
,

China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico,
Papua New Guinea
, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei
,
Thailand, USA, Vietnam, APNIC
and Internet Society
attended the meeting.

1.

OPENING

1.1

Opening and welcome
remark

from Convener
and deputy convener

Convener
and deputy convener
welcomed all the delegates and thanked
Indonesia

for
the

beautiful meeting venue
and

warm hospitality.

1.2

Review and Adoption of Agenda

The draft agenda was reviewed and adopted by all the participants. In the agenda,
there were information exchanges
on

Universal Broadband Access and IPv6 deployment
,
5

current project reports,
3

workshop outcomes,
5

new project proposal
s
, r
eview/update
of
DSG Project Matri
x and discussion on APECTEL Strategic Plan 2010
-
2015 and

Independent assessment report

.

1.3

Notation of TEL46 Convener Report

In order

to have a better
continuous

acknowledge

of DSG work, the TEL46
Convener report was reviewed.


2.

INFORMATION
SHARING

2.1
Report on Universal Broadband Access and IPv6 deployment

In this session, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Indonesia, and China shared their
information

on Universal Broadband and IPv6 deployment.

According to the report from
Chinese Taipei
, their f
ixed line
b
roadband (100Mbps)

will achieve
100%
h
ousehold
c
overage by 2013
; Cable TV will be
Comprehensive
ly

Digitaliz
ed

by 2014
;
Optical Fiber Network (FTTx)

Subscriptions
will be
7.2 Million by
2015
;
Wireless Broadband Subscriptions
will be
11 Million by

2015
.
Since 2012,
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14

Chinese Taipei has carried out the
broadband upgrading implementation
,
from 2Mbps to
12Mbps
.
By 2015
, b
roadband
u
pgrading coverage

is e
stimat
ed to be

95% in remote
villages
. For the
IPv6
d
evelopment

status, Chinese Taipei emphasized seve
ral i
mportant
a
chievements
, relating to
ICT products
,
governmental organizations

IPv6 upgrade
,
p
ersonnel training
, and
IPv6
r
apid
d
eployment
.

Japan

mainly introduced their i
mprovement of broadband infrastructure
. By the
end of March 2012,
Ultra high
-
speed

broadband
1
households had

reached
52.35million
,
and the

coverage rate of service area

was 97.3%, more than estimated (96.5%); The
B
roadband
2
,
households had

reached
5
3
.
77
million
, and the

coverage rate of service area

was 100%, more than estimated (99.7%).

According to
Indonesia

s report, b
ased on Q3 Report from the telecommunication

operators,
the
mobile phone users

was

262
.
6

million (more than
its
population 237
.
5
million)
, and the d
ata/internet users reach 115
.
7 million
.
According to a report presented
by
the World Broadband

Commission, Indonesia
ranked as
No. 41

mobile broadband

country
. For broadband access, wireless broadband was mostly developed in Indonesia,
and the
4G

implement
ation
still
needs
ecosystem readiness.

IPv6

T
ask
F
orce

members
are
now r
eady to supply
IPv6

services

in Indonesia.

L
astly,
China

gave a brief presentation on
the Internet development
and
Universal
Broadband Access
. In China, b
y the end of 2012, Internet international outbound
bandwidth came to 1.85T, and the number of Internet

users came to 564 million, with
penetration of the Internet reaching 42.1%, of which the number of mobile Internet users
accounted for 420 million.
For the universal broadband access, b
y December of 2012,
19,300 more administrative villages had got broadb
and connections,

the penetration rate
reached 87.9%.
In the aspect of “Rural informatization”, a total of 2,005
new
villages and
towns have participated in projects,

the total penetration rate reached

84%.


2.2 APNIC IPv6 deployment status update

Miwa
Fujii, the APNIC Senior IPv6 Program Specialist updated APEC member
economies on the current status of IPv6 deployment in the Asia Pacific region. This
presentation provided an update on IPv6 deployment status in a holistic manner by
reviewing different st
atistics in a logical order among different stakeholders.




1

FTTH, Cable internet, FWA, BWA

limited to downstream transmission speeds of 30Mbps or
more, except for FTTH )


The numbers in parenthesis are data for only fixed broadband service.

2

FTTH, Cable internet, FWA, BWA, FWA, Satellite communication, 3.5t
h generation. The
numbers in parenthesis are data for only fixed broadband service

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15

Based on examined data, Ms. Fujii concluded that we have observed a high level of
IPv6 readiness among core transit providers. It appears that IPv4 address exhaustion
motivated network operators in
the APNIC region to deploy IPv6 networks, and the
World IPv6 Launch events in 2011 and 2012 further encouraged that motivation.
However, when examining IPv6 deployment from the core towards the edge (that is,
access networks, hosting providers, content pr
oviders, and enterprises) less IPv6
readiness is seen. Ms. Fujii put emphasis on importance to continue providing holistic
support to the entire Internet ecosystem to increase IPv6 adoption.

Ms. Fujii also emphasized importance of deployment of IPv6 in LT
E networks as
LTE services including voice, messaging and data are converging on IP based services.
Given robust growth of mobile devices users accessing the Internet, IPv4 does not
support today

s business needs. IPv6 is ready to be used in mobile netwo
rks, and it will
save cost of network operators. Ms. Fuji sought attention among DSG participants to
consider IPv6 issues in addition to spectrum issues while planning LTE deployment in
each economy.

In the Q&A part of
this presentation,
delegate from Viet

Nam

suggested to
consider
adding

IPv6 criteria in universal accessibility projects. Such criteria may help new
networks be ready with IPv6 from beginning. It may contribute to achieve effective
infrastructure investment,

as there is no need to revisit the

IPv6 transition issue if it is
done properly at the first place.


3.

CURRENT PROJECTS REPORT

3.1

APEC e
-
Government Research Center at Waseda University, Japan

The APEC e
-
Government Research Center at Waseda

University (Tokyo, Japan)
was established in 2005. It is a self
-
funded project overseen by Prof Toshio Obi and is
aimed to provide assistance in looking for solutions to the various challenges of
e
-
Government implementation and to organize workshops and t
rainings for government
employees of APEC economies.

Dr.Toshio Obi

from Japan reported the progress of the project, including four
Presentations at
different
conferences/Forums/Workshops
, two
Advisory Board Meeting
s,
and three trainings.


3.2

ICT Applications

for people with special needs
-
aging and disabilities, Japan

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16

The project was launched in 2011 with the aim to
provide the foundation for
APEC economies to enhance
, to coordinate the focusing of resources to

training
competencies

in the field of “ICT applic
ations and
elderly/
disable
d

people”.

This project
was
also to examine the level of awareness of trainers and Government staffs on the
training of elderly and disabled people
to
use ICT
.
It is overseen by

Prof. Dr. Toshio Obi
of

Waseda University

and Mr. Ja
mes Kang CIO IDA, Singapore.

Dr. Naoko IWASAKI,
from Japan reported the progress of the project

including
one speech at opening session of APECTEL, two p
anel
discussion
s and one visit to
Waseda R
o
bot Center
.


3.3

APII Test Bed Project, Korea

Mr.
Hyongsoon Kim

from Korea
report
ed

the progress of
the

project which is the
research and test environment between Korea and Japan. First of all, KOREN moved
APII POP location to Seoul and upgraded as two 10G connection with procuring separate
10G link.
Korea

also procee
d testing and verifying network technology, and especially,
test 100G transmission technology and deploy global future internet experimental
facilities.

Korea

introduce
d

4 kinds of research activities,
including

international SDN
testbed deployment, web
-
ba
sed global open IPTV testbed, medical collaboration, and
CPS based IoT data platform development.

For discussion and sharing those activities,
APII workshop was held in October 2012. There are some upcoming events, one of them
is APAN meeting in August, a
nd the other can be
an
APII workshop where collaboration
research and experiences would be discussed and shared.


3.4

APII R&D Test Bed Network Project, J
apan

Mr.
Shuji YAMAGUCHI
from
Japan reported the progress of “APII R&D
Testbed Network Project”. In the r
eport, the NICT of Japan presented the overview of
JGN
-
X project in which it focus on establishing the basic future internet technologies
through various experiments over large scale testbed network and updates on network
environment of JGN
-
X in which it c
hanged Fukuoka
-
Pusan circuit to Tokyo
-
Seoul circuit
as 10Gbps each and so on. Regarding recent and upcoming events, NICT reported and
announced activities on workshops in APII and APAN and also informed economies of
some successful demonstrations and exper
iments on the SDN/Open Flow technology in
SC12, Snow Festival and Tohoku area (disaster
-
stricken are
a
).


ANNEX A


17

3.5

Demand Based Policy Approaches to Foster Universal Broadband Access, Chile


Chile
was absence at TEL47.


4.

WORKSHOP OUTCOMES

4.1

Enhance competence in
implementing ICT universal services programs, Viet Nam

The work shop was
held on 22 April, and
moderated by Mr. Nguyen Quy Quyen
from Viet Nam
,
the Project Overseer.

Before starting the Workshop, all participants
shared their deep sympathy with US and Chin
a for their losses and damages after
terrorism in Boston, US and earthquake in Sichuan, China.

Mr. Zhicheng Yu
,

the DSG Convener open
ed

the Workshop
,
70 participants and
experts’ contributions from
9

APEC economies
attended the workshop,
including Brunei
D
arussalam, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand,
USA, China

and Vietnam
.

Dr.
Pham Manh Lam from Viet Nam
presented

the results of the survey

and

gave numbers of
recommendations related to enhancing effectiveness in implementing ICT Universal
Service

project/program.

The workshop raised out the challenges and difficulties in implementing ICT
universal service programs/projects that economies have been facing.
S
peakers also
recommended a number of solutions. Th
ose

results are the key objectives of the

Project,
and they will be included in the final report of the Project as well as the toolkits that will
be circulated to all APEC economies at TEL 48.


4.2

Workshop on cloud computing based tele
-
health management platform,
Chinese Taipei

The workshop was held

by Chinese Taipei on April 23. The workshop is part of
the project “Innovative value
-
added service of ICT: Cloud Computing Technology
Applied to Tele
-
health Management Platform System” approved by APEC in TEL44.
The DSG Convener Mr. Zhicheng Yu and the se
cretary of MCIT, Indonesia, Mr. Djoko
Agung Harijadi attended and made opening remark. There were almost 30 participants
attending the workshop.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Jenn
-
Hwan Tarng pinpointed crucial issues when the
cloud technologies were merged wit
h tele
-
health, such as medical liability, privacy &
security protection of health records. In the round
-
table discussion session, three speakers
were invited from different economies, separately explained the reasons why cloud
ANNEX A


18

technologies were needed to t
ele
-
health, the plan of developing e
-
health in Indonesia, and
the cloud strategies from the perspective of government policy.

The workshop came out with several conclusions as list:

1.

Asserted that tele
-
healthcare embedded with cloud technologies is
crucial for
not only aging societies but remote areas.

2.

Criteria and institutional arrangement are necessary for data privacy and
security.

3.

Figured out effective means to utilize health data.

4.

A Public
-
Private Partnership (PPP) model is beneficial.

5.

A sustainable business model is a critical issue.

6.

Calling for member economies to share their experiences and understanding of
e
-
health.


4.3

Workshop on broadband network development for green growth, PRC

The workshop was held by
China

on April

23
.

The DSG Convener Mr. Zhicheng
Yu attended and made opening remark. There were almost
60

participants attending
the

workshop.

In the wo
rkshop, expert from Tele
-
info ma
d
e an interim report for the
project.
Experts

from Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Japan, Re
public of Korea, Chinese
Taipei, Thailand and
USA make

presentations about broadband development and green
growth
.

Key conclusion from the workshop includes:

1. In current period, the main motivations for implementing Green Growth is the
reduction of ene
rgy cost
and carbon

emission.

2. ICT infrastructure itself need to be upgraded to a

green


based orientation, for
instance wireline system and base stations.

3. Green ICT applications (smart energy, smart
transportation, etc
.) rely on
high
-
speed broadban
d infrastructure, the government and enterprises need to actively
establishing a seamless broadband network environment.

4. To integrate broadband with traditional industry is a good way to reform and
upgrade the economic structure.

5. There are bottleneck
s at both supply and requirement sides, government &
enterprises need to collaborate closely to integrate a entire


green growth


chain.


5.

NEW WORKSHOP/ NEW PROJECT PROPOSALS

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19

5.1

Extension of APEC e
-
Government Research Center at Waseda University
, Japan

This
is a
n

extension of the current project of

APEC e
-
Government Research
Center at Waseda University
.

F
or this extension of the project, four leading institutions
on e
-
Government in APEC region will cooperate with each other as the network of the
Center.These
institutions are Japan’s Waseda University Institute of e
-
Government,
Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), Thailand’s
E
-
government Agency (EGA) of MICT and Chinese Taipei’s Taiwan

E
-
Governance
Research Center (TEG).

The heads of t
hese four institutions will work together as
co
-
project overseers to implement the joint program.

As a team conducting APECTEL project,

the planned principal activities of the
Center with sustainable continuity will be as follows:

1.

Monitoring and assessi
ng of “e
-
APEC”

2.

Organizing the a half day workshop on e
-
Government at the next APECTEL
meeting

3.

Maintaining data bank for e
-
Government readiness for member Economies

4.

Conducting short CIO training with a distance online system if applicable

After the

report, Singapore, Chinese Taipei and Thailand expressed their support
to the project and
the project was approved by DSG.


5.2

Extension of ICT Applications for the people with Special needs (Aging and
Disabilities)
, Japan and Singapore

This extension projec
t is self
-
funded and co
-
sponsored by
Thailand, Chinese
Taipei,
and
USA
.
The main goal of this project is to extend the APEC funded project
(TEL 01/2011A) that has created an effective platform for knowledge exchange on
innovation for assistive ICT applicat
ions for elderly and disabled people.

After the report, Chinese Taipei and Thailand expressed their support to the
project and
the project was approved by DSG.


5.3

Deployment of Multi
-
language Email Address Technology, C
hina

This
is a
one year

project co
-
sponsor
ed

by Brunei Darussalam
, Hong Kong, China,
Malaysia, and

Russi
a (
more economics will be added

after confirmation
),
proposed to
seek APEC Funding for USD
50
,
0
00.


The topic is Deployment of Multi
-
Language Email Address Technology with an

aim to share the advanced technology and promote the wide deployment of this
technology in APEC region.

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20

The outputs will include
a white paper

and a proposal to call for the

governments
and
organization
s

of APEC

region

to
support this advanced
t
echnology
.
China will invite
any interested economy

to participate in the
activities such as a workshop during the
APEC TEL 48 and
an international forum

to be held

in Beijing, China in May 2014.

After the report, K
orea
,
Russia
,
HK
,
Brunei
, Chinese
Taipei
,

and

Internet Society

expressed
support

to the project and
the project was approved by DSG.


5.4

Interoperable ICT: semantic, linguistic and other aspects, Russia

The purposes of th
is
self
-
fund
ed

project include:

1. T
o study APEC economies' experience in the
field of interoperable ICT on:

Developing of the interoperable ICT
;
Possible approaches to interaction of automated
systems for economic integration of the APEC region;

Linguistic, semantic and other
aspects of interoperability, including the trusted cross
-
border exchange of electronic
documents; Finding the solutions to the problems of incompatibility of existing standards,
standard classifications, reference books (nati
onal, international, industry, etc.) used in
internet economy and electronic transactions;

2.
To establish an APEC
-
wide cooperation to share the best practices of APEC
economies in provision of ICT interoperability;


The main project outputs are:

1.

APEC Wo
rkshop on Interoperable ICT
--

Sep
. 2013

2.

Report publication

Dec. 2013

China and Brunei expressed their support to this project. US requested more time
to review the project with experts in Washington, and noted questions which were
discussed in more deta
il directly with the Russian project proponent. Internet Society
commented that the proposal required more information, specific to the technical
application and how it would be used to promote DSG's goals. Internet Society invites the
opportunity to colla
borate with the Russian delegation on this proposal. It was accepted
by Russia. As there was no
consensus

by the end of DSG meeting,
this project will go to
intercessional

approval

procedure
.


5.5

Disaster Management and ICT for APEC Region, Japan

T
his
projec
t is self
-
fund
ed
, from April 2013 to October 2013.

Disaster
management for the APEC economies is an important topic, and the topics related to
disaster management have been actively discussed in many APEC meetings. In this
respect, it is useful to summariz
e the discussion so far related to disaster management and
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21

to show how ICT can be utilized towards future efforts to mitigate the damage caused by
disasters in the APEC region.
The purpose of this project is to

i
mprove the robustness of
the ICT

itself

and
t
o promote disaster management by utilizing ICT
.
The activity of the
project is to create a report and to hold a symposium at TEL48
(a half day)
for showing
effectiveness of ICT in disaster management.

After the report, China expressed support to
the proje
ct and
the project was approved by DSG.


5.6

Application procedure for new projects, APEC Secretariat

In order to make delegate understand the APEC project applying procedure better,
the convener invited Mr. Mikiharu SHIMIZU, the programme director of APEC
Se
cretariat to give a introduction and
explanation

on project
application

procedure.


6.

REVIEW/UPDATE OF DSG PROJECTS MATRIX

AND OTHER BUSINESS

Convener
asked member economies
to review DSG projects matrix uploaded on
the APEC TEL 4
7

website, any correction or addition
will be
appreciated
.

The matrix
can be a useful
reference to
new
DSG project proposal
s
.

Convener proposed to
make a new topic for Information exchange session,


IPv6

and

wireless
Broadband” for the DSG meeting

in TEL4
8
. It was supported by
participants.

7.

R
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With TEL chair's instruction, both the

Independent assessment report


and

Strategic Action Plan 2010
-
2015


were fully reviewed and discussed.

For the

Independent assessment report

, Vietnam expressed their support to the
recommendation

7:
“Remote participation”
, and also expressed the concern on budget
issue for the host country.

For the

Strategic Action Pl
an

, there is no commend from DSG meeting.


8.

WORKSHOP AT TEL4
8

The DSG meeting has endorsed three workshops to be held at TEL48.

1. Workshop on e
-
Government, a half day, Japan.

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22

2.
Workshop

on

Disaster Management and ICT

for APEC Region
, a half day,
Japan.

3. Workshop on
Deployment of Multi
-
language Email Address Technology
, a
half day, China.

There is another workshop still in the approval procedure, which is

4. Workshop
on Interoperable

ICT
, one day, Russia.


9.

CLOSING

Conven
e
r thank
ed all participants for their cooperation and contributions. This
ma
de

DSG meeting
fruitful
and successful and thank
ed

Indonesia

again
for
hosting this
DSG
meeting.


---------------------------------------------

ANN
EX B

23


APEC TEL 47
Liberalization Steering Group (LSG)

R
eport

April 25


26, 2013, Bali
,
Indonesia

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The LSG meeting was held in the afternoon of April 2
6 and the morning of April 26.
The position of LSG Convenor is still vacant. Ms. Evelyn GOH as the LSG Deputy
Convenor has moved to another job so she could not attend the APEC TEL 47 and
onward. Therefore, The meeting was convened by Deputy Convenor, Mr.
Nguyen
Quy Quyen, from Viet Nam.


LSG
Session
I


1.

Opening


The Deputy Convenor
welcomed and thanked the delegates for attending the
meeting. He also
expressed
their

gratitude and congratulations to

Viet Nam
, host

economy
of APEC TEL 4
5
, for the excellent
organization

and warm hospitality
provided
.



The Convenor shared with the meeting a brief overview of the active discussions at
the various events held back
-
to
-
back with APEC TEL 47 such as the Workshop on
Transparency of Internet BB access speed
moderated by Singapore, Regulatory
Roundtable on the OTT applications moderated by Indonesia and Industrial
Roundtable on the Mobile Payment moderated by INTUG. He also encouraged all
participants to participate actively in the LSG Meeting.


The LSG draft
agenda was reviewed and adopted by all economies.


2.

Overview of the TEL4
6

LSG Report


The LSG Deputy Convenor, Ms. Evelyn Goh

from Singapore who chaired the LSG
meeting as Acting Convenor requested for the endorsement of one project seeking
APEC funding, as follows:




Workshop on Classification of ICT Services in the Digital Economy, proposed
by Viet Nam (APEC fund seeking projec
t). This project proposal was also
endorsed by TEL at TEL45, and obtained in
-
principle approval but could not
get the final approval by BMC in session 2 due to the late submission of QAF
documents. So the project proposal was re
-
submitted as a new proposal

at
TEL46.

The Deputy Convenor also requested for holding the following
workshops/seminars at TEL47:



½
-
day Workshop on Transparency of Internet Broadband Access Speeds
(Singapore)

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1 and ½
-
day Workshop on Classification of ICT Services in the Digital
Econo
my (Viet Nam)



½
-
day Industry Roundtable (Indonesia and INTUG)



½
-
day Regulatory Roundtable (Indonesia)



The Chair of MRA Task Force (MRATF), Mr. Peter Chau from Canada requested
for two half
-
day MRATF sessions and two half
-
day MRATF drafting sessions to be

organized at TEL47.


3.

Workshop Outcomes

and Project Updates


3.1. Workshop on Transparency of Internet Broadband Access Speeds (Singapore)



Mr. Jason TEO from Singapore informed the meeting that the Workshop on
Transparency of Internet Broadband Access
Speeds

was successfully held in the
morning of Wednesday, 24 April 2013. There were a total of eight speakers from six
economies (Hong Kong, China; Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Chinese Taipei; United
States of America and Singapore) and the INTUG. The work
shop was well attended
by more than 30 delegates.



The objective of the workshop was to promote clear information on the internet
broadband access speeds. The workshop covered the consumers’ perspective on
their broadband performance and the transparency

measures implemented to
enable consumers make informed choices on which broadband plans they could
subscribe. This is in line with the APEC TEL Strategic Action Plan 2015 to promote
transparency and increase consumer awareness of the service prices in the

market.
Participants at the workshop also discussed the benefits of setting a minimum
Quality of Service (QoS) for broadband internet access speeds and the possible
collaboration with other organizations to hold an industry roundtable.



Key findings
from the survey indicated that most regulators have adopted either a
mandatory or voluntary approach for ISPs to disclose their typical broadband
internet access speeds. Typical speeds & measurement methods were
predominantly published on ISPs’ website and

there is generally no mandate for
ISPs to provide clear explanation to end
-
users at points
-
of
-
sale.



Mr. Jason TEO further shared with the meeting that the report of the workshop
would be prepared intersessionally and submitted at the next TEL meeting. H
e
welcomed more member economies to participate in the survey on their domestic
transparency measures to make it a comprehensive reference for economies.



Mr. Jason TEO took the opportunity to once again expressed Singapore’s
appreciation to the speakers
, organizer, co
-
sponsors and participants of the
workshop.


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3.2. Regulatory

Roundtable
(
Indonesia
)


The Regulatory Roundtable was held in the morning of 23
rd

July, 2013 and was
chaired by Mrs. Koesmarihati, advisor to the Center of International Affairs, M
inistry
of Communication and Information Technology, Republic of Indonesia. The theme of
the roundtable was “
OTT (Over
-
the

Top) applications: regulatory challenges; how
APEC regulators handle OTT to un
-
harmed the Broadband initiatives. The
Regulatory Roun
dtable was attended by about 50 participants, mainly from
government, regulatory bodies and industries from the following economies,
Indonesia, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, Thailand, USA, Viet Nam, and Brunei
Darussalam including internet society.


The

LSG Convenor, Mr
Nguyen Quy QUYEN, from Viet Nam, welcomed the
participants and gave an overview to the Regulatory Roundtable which noted the
impact and the emergent of Over the Top applications to National Broadband Plan.
On behalf of the Ministry of Com
munication and Information Technology, the
Director of Telecommunications, Mr. Ismail opened the Regulatory Roundtable.


Regulatory Roundtable was divided by 3 Sessions as follows:


Session 1.
With theme was “
Progress of National Broadband Plan (NBP)
Development in APEC Region: Issues address on broadband initiatives, broadband
ecosystems, and lessons learned
”. Then, five papers were presented by speakers from
Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and Chinese Taipei.


Mr. HaryuKresna Widhiputranto, Assistant to T
elecommunication Services Affairs,
the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Republic of Indonesia,
outlined the Indonesian Broadband Initiatives, policy deployment on the national
connectivity, and its challenges not only the development o
f the network but also
the ecosystem. The key points are broadband access should be in the agenda of
every economy and the regulators can play significant role in building ecosystem
between operators and content developers.


Mr. Jason Ho from National Comm
unication Commissions (NCC), Chinese Taipei,
presented the progress on National Broadband Plan Development in Chinese Taipei.
He outlined that the National Info
-
Com Development Plan (NIDP) has goals to create
advanced broadband service, construct a ubiquit
ous network society network, and
enhanced national competitiveness. For achieving those goals, it needs the effective
bridge for the digital divide between remote
and urban
areas and meet the rapid
growth of the ICT service demand, the government should re
gularly review the
broadband access speed.


Ms. Nur Sulyna Abdullah, Malaysia Communication and Multimedia Commission
(MCMC), Malaysia presented the journey of Broadband policy and implementation
in Malaysia. The broadband development can increase economi
c growth, even
though it through a long journey and not easy with many obstacles. Ms. Sulyna also
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shown up a short video clip but it is so meaningful
-

“everything possible with
broadband” which talk about a woman without husband who was so hard living
wit
h only 5000RM a month. After she knew internet and her daughter made website
to promote their seaweed, now she earn 20.000 RM per month and the seaweed not
only sell in Malaysia but also goes abroad to Japan and China.
It is really

meaningful!


Mr. Sinya T
ahata, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan presented
about the fixed broadband progress, internet penetration and the traffic generated
and Japan policy on Net
-
Neutrality. The principle of Net
-
Neutrality is that all traffic
on the intern
et should be treated equally, regardless of content, site or platform.


Session 2.
With

the theme was “
Issues to be addressed: What is OTT, How OTT
operates, experiences of Telco to counter OTT. How OTT impact on Regulations
”.
There were 2 papers presented

by speakers from Indonesia and USA.


Mr. Sigit Puspito Wigati, Commissioner at Indonesian Telecommunication
Regulatory Authority, Indonesia presented paper about OTT from the regulator’s
perspective. He described why OTT become an important issue to discu
ss, mainly
due to the ability for Telecommunication Network Operators in especially
developing economy to roll out the broadband, due to decreasing its revenue.


Mr. Jake E. Jennings, Executive Director, International External and Regulatory
Affairs, AT&T,

USA addressed that in the global world the broadband ecosystem is
changing and begins to be a symbiotic system, between one other which broadband
and contentrely in each other. He also outlined that Net
-
Neutrality is the battle of
the world the Telco vers
us OTT. Now, in the recent day, OTT becomes opportunity
for all providers. He suggested that Telco Network Operator should prepare to face
the new broadband ecosystem challenges.


A lively discussion regarding many issues in OTT and pro
-
contra whether the

OTT
should be regulated or not occurred in the meeting.


Sesssion 3: Roundtables.
Speed exchange was conducted with 2 topics, issues
talked about in the Roundtables.


Roundtable 1

discussed on the OTT, and chaired by Mr Nonot Harsono


Indonesian
Regul
atory Authority Indonesia. Matters discussed including:

1.

Whether OTT is regulated in their economy.

2.

OTT can not be stopped, telecommunications

network and OTT will co
-
exist.

3.

No economy has regulated the OTT yet

4.

Some economies stated will not and

5.

Some economies stated , their industry feel burden of the present Global OTT,
and it should be regulated, but also is still observing and studying.

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Roundtable 2

discussed on the Community Development , and chaired by Ms. Nur
Sulyna Abdullah


Malaysia Co
mmunication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
Matters discussed including:

1.

How to give understanding to community to use the facilities (Internet kiosk) for
the benefit of their business, their personal use and their welfare, and then they
will require per
sonal Internet.

2.

Transformation of the people, giving them training the skill to use internet and
to get the benefit of the internet, for their business and personal use. To develop
blog or web to promote their business or the area.

3.

To develop application
to fill the need of the people in the remote area.


In closing, the Deputy LSG Convenor, Mr. Nguyen Quy Quyen, thank the host
economy and all participants for their active participation and the overall success of
the event.


3.3.
Industry Roundtable (INT
UG)


The Industry Roundtable held on April 23rd, 2013 for discussing about mobile
payment (m
-
payment). The Industry Roundtable was chaired by Heru Sutadi from
Ministry of Commmunication and IT, Indonsia.


First presentation presented by Mr. Muhamad Jumadi

from INTUG. He stated that
m
-
payment will be very important toward cash less society and there is some
concern in the implementation of m
-
payment from consumer perspective: security,
roaming issue and standardization.


Dr. Riant Nugroho

as second speaker from Indonesian Telecommunication Regulatory Authority mentioned about the next challenges
in Indonesian regulatory regarding digital money, especially m
-
payment. This includes policy roadmap and collaboration policy
among telecommunicat
ions sector and banking sector.


Mr. Hirano form Yahoo Japan Corporation talked about the experience Yahoo! Japan
to provide m
-
payment that consists of two kinds of payment: Yahoo! Wallet and
Kantan Kessai (Easy Payment) for product auction in Yahoo!


Mr.

Setyabudi from Indonesian Telecommunication Users Group stressed on how
important real
-
time transaction that can be accessed from anywhere, reliable and
trusted services, affordable charging, prudent and adaptive regulation and quality of
services as well
.


Mr. Herlambang from Telkomsel mentioned about the experiences and challenges of
m
-
payment implementation in Indonesia. Telkomsel is the largest mobile cellular
operator in Indonesia. For Telkomsel, the have evolution toward cashless society:
modernize t
he transportation, change people habit and modernize the country.



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After all, the Roundtable continued with questions and answers, and share the
m
-
payment from others economic economies. After Q&A, INTUG conclude the
discussion results and the roundtable
discussion are closed by LSG Deputy
Convenor.


4.

MRA Task Force Meeting Report



The MRA Task Force (MRA TF) meetings were chaired by Mr. Saneh
Saiwang from Thailand who is currently Vice
-
Chair of the Task Force since the
Chairman, Mr. Peter Chau from Canad
a, could not attend the meeting.



The MRA TF met over three sessions over one and half days at TEL 47 with
37 delegates from 12 economies, and had discussed 9 contributions. The
morning session on April 22 (Day one) and afternoon session on April 23 (Day
two) were dedicated to the formal agenda items while the afternoon session of
Day one was dedicated to the discussion on market surveillance.



Key meeting outcomes were:

-

Updated information on MRA implementation and/or regulatory changes
in 8 member econ
omies.

-

Research projects on measuring the economic benefits of MRA. Chinese
Taipei and Korea had indicated that they are conducting research
projects (separately) to quantify of economic benefits of participating in
MRA, focusing on manufacturers and other

stakeholders and coming up
with common quantification model to be used as reference model for
every APEC economies. Preliminary results from research projects will
be available and further discussed at next Task Force meeting.

-

Best practices on market surveillance scheme. The difficulties of normal
process to conduct market surveillance had been acknowledged, and
alternative approach for market surveillance process have been
discussed. The meeting agreed to continue the discussi
on the Market
Surveillance’s Best Practice Guideline and relate issues. The Guideline
would be based on APEC TEL 43 MRATF’s proposed outline of market
surveillance guidelines with modifications to incorporate alternative
ideas and approaches.


The meeting
also discussed the future of the Task Force once the Chair, Mr.
Peter Chau from Canada, is retired and no alternative Vice
-
Chair is nominated.
Several possibilities were identified. Those include:

-

The works can be carried on elsewhere, such as LSG.

-

Adopt
a rotational basis for the chairmanship.

-

The Task Force meets on irregular basis or takes on some other forms of
groups, such as expert group.

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-

Shortened cycle for chairmanship

The meeting noted that there are advantages and disadvantages associated
with th
ose possibilities. The meeting did not come to a conclusion on this topic
and still opened for more discussion at next TF.

The Chair was then requested to bring forward all comments for the attention of LSG and later to the Plenary.


5.

Review of TEL
Assessment Report and TEL Strategic Action Plan
2010
-
2015

LSG meeting reviewed the Independent Assessment Report of TEL Working Group
and
the TEL Strategic Action Plan 2010
-
2015 and had no further comments.


6.

LSG Contributions to TEL Strategic Action Plan
2010
-
2015


Subject to be discussed: OTT Applications and Services
. APEC Economies will share the
current status of the Over The Top applications and services in their economy
including current status, development trends, opportunities as well as difficulti
es and
challenges that Government, consumers and telecommunications network or services
suppliers are facing. This is in line with the TEL Strategic Action Plan of promoting
effective policy and regulatory frameworks that facilitate free and open trade
arr
angements.


6.1.

Legal Frameworks regarding open network (Japan)


Japan shared with the meeting the legal frameworks on the open network.
Carriers possessing network facilities in Japan must comply with any request from
other telecommunications carriers for
interconnection of telecommunications
facilities, except for the cases below:


-

If it may incur a risk to the smooth provision of telecommunications services
;
or

-

If it may unfairly jeopardize the interests of the telecommunications carrier
possessing the ne
twork facilities, etc.



Japan also talked about the panel of network neutrality in 2007 with aim to seek views from wide range of stakeholders by
establishing new sound and sustainable competition principles.


6.2.

OTT Applications and Services in Viet Nam (Vi
et Nam)





Viet Nam

shared

with

the LSG meeting

on the

development

and

application

of

OTT

services

and applications
in

Viet Nam
.

The
Content Providers and Mobile Network Operators in Vietnam are aware that the price of smart phones and 3G Packages being low
is a
"paradise" for OTT applications developing.
It may say that t
he development of 3G and smartphone is the main reason for b
ooming
OTT applications and services in the world. And the explosion of OTT applications such as messaging, free calls over internet

is being a
worldwide trend and unstoppable.



The advantages and disadvantages of OTT services and applications were raised

out. Advantages are such as speed the message very fast, capable of sending SMS
with attachments, large number of characters and more advantages than
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conventional SMS and MMS, especially all services like the conventional services
have been provided free
of charge. However, the OTT services are also
disadvantages such as poor quality than traditional call, the quality of service is not
be ensured by Content Provider. To be able to send message or to use free call, end
users must use the same software, whil
e today there are many OTT softwares being
in operation. OTT applications can only be used on the smart phone... However,
these disadvantages can be completely resolved by development of software in the
near future.



In fact, the explosion of OTT applicat
ions has caused major risks to the cellular
network providers when current revenues mainly based on basic
telecommunications services such as SMS and Voice traffic. Especially when the OTT
services and application to be improved with the quality of service
s being proximity
with traditional mobile services will make great damage to the mobile operators
due to investment in the infrastructure without revenues from conventional and
basic services.




OTT applications are
just like

the "children" of a couple of telecommunications
and digital content. Due to 3G tariffs in Viet Nam is very cheap, so when developing
OTT services, mobile operators have to face many difficulties in terms of revenue.
Rather than being a "victim", mobile o
perators should actively participate and
cooperate closely with content providers to facilitate the market growing through
new packages, from which to provide value
-
added services and to share the created
revenues.



LSG
session





`Information Exchange


Subject to be exchanged:
Co
-
location
. APEC Economies will sharing their view points
for the Co
-
location model in telecommunications sector in o
r
der to promote the
regional integration such as common understanding about the co
-
location, differences
between
co
-
location and sharing infrastructure, policies and regulations on the
co
-
location.
Through the discussions and information sharing, LSG also seeks to
reaffirm the importance of the Bogor Goals to achieve free and open trade and
investment in the APEC reg
ion.


7.1.

Outline of the rules for the co
-
location

in Japan (Japan)


As the definition of collocation in Japan,
Co
-
location means installing other carriers’
telecommunication facilities (transmission equipment, switches, cables, etc.), for
the purpose of interconnection with the Designated Type 1 Telecommunication
Facilities of NTT East/West, in buildings, etc. (in
cluding ducts, tunnels, utility poles)
that NTT East/West use for communications.


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The following articles regarding co
-
location are established in the Agreement
Concerning Interconnection of NTT East/West (pursuant to Regulations for the
Enforcement of th
e Telecommunications Business Act (Ministerial Ordinance of
MPT No. 2
5 of 1985) Article 23
-
4 (2) ii)
):

(1) Disclosure of information concerning co
-
location resources (space, electric
power capacities and MDF terminals) necessary for interconnection.

(2) P
rocedures for requesting and obtaining a response about the availability of and
conditions for co
-
location.

(3) Procedures for interconnecting carriers to conduct their own installation or
maintenance and to enter into communications buildings.

(4)
Standard period of time for process (from the day of request to the day of
response or construction, etc.)

(5) The amount of money that other carriers pay to
the NTT East/West for
installation
or maintenance of co
-
location facilities.


7.2.


Telecommunicatio
n Infrastructure Sharing

(Singapore)


Critical Support Infrastructure (CSI)
in Singapore
is defined as infrastructure for
providing telecommunication services; that cannot be efficiently replicated, nor
obtained from a 3
rd

party through commercial transaction; Licensee has sufficient
capacity to share with other licensees and has no legitimate justification for refusing
to share infrastructure; and
f
ailure to share infrastructure would unreasonably
restrict competition
.
Lic
ensees required sharing CSI infrastructure at
cost
-
based
prices.


For other Infrastructure sharing,
t
he Urban Re
-
development Authority (URA)
requires new towers (or monopoles) erected by mobile licensees to be made
available for shared use
to reduce the no
. of towers for aesthetic reason and to
optimise land use
.
Certain building own
ers require mobile licensees to

jointly install
and operate common cabling and antennas for in
-
building mobile coverage
.


IDA does not require the developers or owners to set a
side rooftop space for mobile
licensees. IDA leaves it to the mobile licensees to commercially negotiate the rental
& usage.


The Land Transport Authority (LTA) also conducts a monthly meeting with
ALL

utility providers to co
-
ordinate the schedule of road
works.

Licensees can discuss &
make plans to lay their underground pipes with other utility providers, so that they