Page 2 of 10THEMES IN REGULATORY APPROACHES TO ICT IN CERTAIN ASIAN JURISDICTIONS
In this section, we briefly examine the themes in regulatory approaches to ICT, particularly in regard to key institutions and organizations dealing with ICTs and key ICT policies, thrusts, and programs, in developed and developing jurisdictions in Asia. Developed jurisdictions, which include Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan, have relatively mature ICT markets with definite plans (some already in execution phase) to put in place next generation infrastructure, multiple competitors in a market, and market demand for services and products healthy enough to encourage innovation. Developing jurisdictions include countries where ICT markets are growing rapidly due to economic prosperity and large populations capable of sustaining such growth, but where this has been a recent phenomenon (e.g. China and India), as well as countries whose economies and ICT take up is not expanding at a rapid pace due to their small population and market sizes, relative geographic locations, and/or economic size.