- Veröffentlicht: 31. Januar 2018
The government is targeting the use of local domains for email and internet sites which will facilitate the management of online communication.
The direction was revealed at the annual national meeting of the post and telecommunications sector, which began yesterday in Vientiane, led by Minister of Post and Telecommunications Dr Thansamay Kommasith.
“The public sector will use emails with our domain system such as dot la (.la) in the coming years,” Dr Thansamay said.
He explained that using the local domain would help identify the source of a particular email and this would result in more efficient communications management.
According to Dr Thansamay, the domain is being used within the ministry, while similar domains for emails have been set up by the ministry as a pilot project in other ministries.
The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has also established an electronic document management system which is being used within the ministry.
“The ministry has completed setting up and piloting the use of email and video conferencing for the public sector in supporting the modernisation of public administration or e-government, which is needed in these modern times,” Dr Thansamay said.
Aside from extending the use of the local domain, the ministry has asked Microsoft to consider incorporating the Lao font “Phetsarath” into the Windows operating system and MS Office 365 to enable the automatic use of Lao language online and in accordance with the protocols of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
During the meeting, Dr Thansamay delivered a report highlighting the achievements of the post and telecommunications sector over the past year, including progress in enacting laws and regulations related to the sector, as well as developments in information and communications infrastructure, and personnel.
The passing of the Law on Radio Frequency and Law on Data Protection, which were approved by the National Assembly and announced as promulgated by the President, were major achievements of the sector last year.
Some 91 percent of villages throughout the country have access to a telephone signal, which has allowed more people to access information and communications technology.
The ministry last year completed the extension of the National Internet Centre to connect telecommunication service providers within the country with those in other countries to ensure full international connection.
A cloud computing centre with the capacity to accommodate 1,300 servers was set up last year, with 200 websites using the service.
Laos now has 75,000 kilometres of fibre optic cabling reaching 148 districts in 18 provinces.
There are 4.7 million telephone and mobile phone subscribers and 2.4 million internet accounts across the country, with internet users making up 37.5 percent of the population.
Quelle/Source: The Nation, 24.01.2018