Bali, Dec. 6 -- Indonesia is hosting the 19th Telecommunications and Information Technology Senior Officials Meeting (TELSOM) and the 18th ASEAN Telecommunication and Information Technology Ministers Meeting (TELMIN) in Ubud, Bali.

The Indonesian Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Rudiantara, opened the meeting by planting a tree.

"This is easier than planting fiber optic cables," Rudiantara said here on Wednesday.

TELSOM-TELMIN is an ASEAN regional-level meeting attended by telecommunications ministers from ASEAN member countries, several representatives from fellow countries, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

The meeting, which takes place from Dec 3 to 6, 2018, discusses a theme of the future of ...