Bali, Dec. 7 -- The 2018 ASEAN Telecommunication and Information Technology Ministers Meeting (TELMIN) taking place in Ubud, Bali on December 3-6 has agreed on several issues. One of which is how ASEAN acts to over-the-top (OTT) companies.

"We will welcome platforms to operate in this region, but there should be added value," Indonesian Minister of Communication and Information Technology Rudiantara said at a joint press conference with other ASEAN communications ministers here on Thursday.

According to Rudiantara, the use of social media platforms in the Southeast Asian region is increasingly significant. Therefore, the leaders agreed that ASEAN should not merely function as a market for platform providers.

Early next year, the Associat...