APT was founded on the joint initiatives of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

APT is an intergovernmental organization established in February 1979 with the aim of promoting ICT development in the Asia-Pacific region. APT has 38 member administrations (“Member”), 4 administrations who are under the category of “Associate Members”, and 135 private companies and academia (“Affiliate Members”) whose works are relevant to ICT field.

As the only intergovernmental organization focusing on ICT field in the Asia-Pacific region, APT provides important platforms for ICT policy and regulatory coordination, and for consolidating regional voices for international fora such as Conferences of International Telecommunication Union (ITU). APT also organizes variety of capacity building programs related to ICT topics, and implements several pilot projects to promote ICT development in the region.

In addition, APT provides sub-regional platforms to facilitate achieving sub-regional common interests. For example, South Asian Telecommunication Regulators’ Council (SATRC), under the umbrella of APT, organizes working groups for policy and regulation, and spectrum to facilitate harmonization among parties concerned.

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