ICT Developments in Lao PDR

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ICT Developments in Lao PDR. Mr. Snith XAPHAKDY Director Telecom Division Ministry of Communication, Transport, Post and Construction. Lao P.D.R. Telecommunication Infrastructure. Previously only 1 % of Laotian households having a telephone, Now it is 1.35% or 80,000 of fixed line service. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • ICT Developments in Lao PDR Mr. Snith XAPHAKDYDirector Telecom DivisionMinistry of Communication, Transport, Post and Construction.Lao P.D.R

  • Telecommunication InfrastructurePreviously only 1 % of Laotian households having a telephone,Now it is 1.35% or 80,000 of fixed line service

  • Telecommunication InfrastructureIn rural areas, penetration 58 districts from a total of 142 districts. As of September 2001, there were 29,545 mobile subscribers and mobile density was 0.25%, As of December 2003 there are135,800 subscribers or 2.5% density

  • Telecommunication InfrastructureFiber Optic backbone cablingtechnology involved is STM-16 (SDH technology with speed 2.5 Gbps

  • The Internet barriers facing the Internet users price and quality of access. 6 Internet service providers ADSL service has just started in the Vientiane capital and is still costly. Most still use modem dialup and lease line with 64K bandwidth

  • The Internet barriers facing the Internet users price and quality of access. 6 Internet service providers ADSL service has just started in the Vientiane capital and is still costly. Most still use modem dialup and lease line with 64K bandwidth

  • Promotion and Industry software development are there driven by small group of people mini-software park with high-tech infrastructure was proposed by the ICT policy drafting improve telecom infrastructure hardware industry

  • E-GovernmentIT projects regarding the government Intranet for the governmentComputerization of Tax and Customs DepartmentLegal/Law information systemInformation management system for the government public administration reform program.

  • Banking Universal banking service initiative . At the moment there are just 2 ATMs in Laos with limited Point of sale (POS)

  • ICT Policy Development

    Infrastructure and IndustryICT ApplicationStandardizationHuman Resources DevelopmentLegal Framework

  • WTO and GlobalizationRegulatory Framework

    So far, there was a lack of legal regulations governing electronic signatures, validity of electronic documents, or definitions of computer crimes.

  • WTO and GlobalizationRegulatory Framework

    lacking in funding, the government was dependent on bilateral and multilateral assistance grantsmust be banking and legal reforms, together with capacity building and government promotion to ensure the success of e- business in Lao PDR.

  • Content

    Major government website includes: www.moc.gov.la (Ministry of Commerce)www.mic.gov.la (Ministry of Information and Culture)www.stea.gov.la (Science Technology and Environment Agency)www.laoembassy.org (Lao Embassy to USA)www.bankoflao.com (Central Bank)www.invest.laopdr.org (Foreign Investment Committee)

  • Public Private Partnerships

    With wireless technology available (802.11a,b,g), growth in this area is increasing rapidly, especially, hotels, guesthouses and other tourist destinations

  • Public Private Partnerships

    The government will always lead the initiative promoting e-Government for the various ministriesICT human resource the partnership between the Public and Private sectors are crucial if not decisive