This document provides a snapshot of the Greater Mekong Subregion's performance from 1992-2014, highlighting growth in output and merchandise trade, developments in information and communication technology, and trends in subregional integration.
Telecommunications and Information Technology Applications
The long-term goal of cooperation in telecommunications is to improve telecommunication linkages and promote information and communication technology (ICT) applications among the GMS countries. This will facilitate communications and access to information, lowering transaction costs and enhancing the competitiveness of the subregion as a whole.
In 2015, the GMS E-Commerce Cooperation Platform was initiated to promote cross-border e-commerce enterprises. It has resulted in the establishment of the GMS Business Alliance, the development of mobile applications on GMS logistics information, and the creation of a website that includes incubation, training, and trading platforms.
The role of information and communication technology in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world transcends geographical boundaries, economies, and sectors.
This is the summary of proceedings from the 8th Meeting of the Subregional Telecommunications Forum (STCF-8) of the Greater Mekong Subregion held in Bangkok, Thailand on 29-30 May 2007.