Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) on October 1 hosted an ASEAN webinar on cutting mobile roaming fee in the region.
|The ASEAN webinar took place yesterday (October 1) |
The two-day event saw the participation of management agencies, as well as mobile service providers and ITC firms from 10 regional countries. It also received representatives from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the EU.
The webinar is the first forum between telecommunications management agencies and mobile service providers in ASEAN, aiming to create a dialogue and discussion on a possible cut in mobile roaming fee in the region.
|10 ASEAN countries discussed cutting regional mobile roaming fee to enhance regional connectivity |
Speaking at the event, Trieu Minh Long, head of the International Cooperation Department under the MIC, said that the conference was to implement the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint, with a vision towards 2025, which encourages ASEAN members to reduce mobile roaming fee in ASEAN to enhance connectivity and create comprehensive ASEAN connectivity.
The event focused discussions on international mobile roaming fee, general rates in ASEAN, specific rates in ASEAN, as well as discussing policies to promote healthy competition among mobile service providers, and protecting customers from unreasonable fee hikes.