28th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS): "Competition and Regulation in the Information Age", Passau, Germany, July 30 - August 2, 2017
This study focuses on the regulations and policy launched by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) responding to the emerging media convergence and Over-the-top (OTT) services. These issues have become more of a concern due to their huge impact on the digital economy. Regarding the data derived from the three key ICT institutional mechanisms of ASEAN, the results indicate that ASEAN launched policies responding to the rise of convergence and OTT depending on the main agenda set at that period of time. The characteristic of the policy is superficial and intangible. Nevertheless, the market of media convergence and OTT are increasing, so they are recently considered as important issues in the telecommunications area. Nevertheless, it is still in the early stage, so the responding policy is researching and sharing the experiences between members and external dialogue partners.
ASEAN Media convergence Over-the-top (OTT) services regional telecommunications policy