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IP considerations in ICT Industry in South-East Asia

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is considered to play a pivotal role in supporting regional integration and connectivity efforts between the countries in South-East Asia. The latest ASEAN ICT Industry Masterplan 2016-2020 aims to propel ASEAN towards a digitally-enabled economy that is secure, sustainable, and transformative and to enable an innovative, inclusive and integrated ASEAN Community . The ICT industry is one of the sectors presenting major business growth opportunities for EU SMEs in South-East Asia.