TEIN4 is continuing ASEM's success story addressing the themes of the ASEM initiative and its overall and specific objectives are as follows:
By providing the Asia-Pacific countries with a gateway for global research and education collaborations, TEIN4 empowers developing Asian countries to participate in collaborative programmes and bridges the Digital Divide that exists within the global communities of research, education and health.
Facilitate utilization of the TEIN network
Based on the existing TEIN network, support global interconnections, reinforce mutual assistance with ASEM, ASEAN, and APAN to facilitate R&E development across Asia. At the same time, collaborate with Europe, North America, Japan etc. to pursue the development of Future Internet technologies including SDN (Software Defined Networking) and M2M(Machine to Machine) and a global testbed to support application services such as E-learning, E-Governance, etc.
Reinforce foundation of the TEIN network
Process high speed and large capacity for the network backbone, and implement feasibility survey to expand participating states in Asia. Moreover, guarantee service quality of TEIN4 line, reinforce security function, and strengthen traffic monitoring and engineering functions of Network Operating Center (NOC) for stable and effective network operation.Secure high speed and large capacities for the network backbone, and conduct feasibility studies to expand to currently unconnected Asian countries. Moreover, guarantee service quality, reinforce security function, and strengthen traffic monitoring and engineering functions of Network Operating Center (NOC) for stable and effective network operations.
Pursue expansion as international research & education network by expanding its geographical footprint and increasing utilization of the TEIN network.
Bridge the digital divide
Identify suitable trainings for TEIN4 members in the Asia region and facilitate information sharing and exchange through organizing and/or supporting IT related workshops and conferences. Moreover, reinforce the collaboration with partners from the developing countries through co-hosting training programmes and providing funding support, in order to promote a balanced development of ICT (Information & Communication Technology), nurture talents in IT and solve gaps in information, etc.