Advancing Timor-Leste’s Autonomous Telecommunications Landscape (ATLATL)


Advancing Timor-Leste’s Autonomous Telecommunications Landscape (ATLATL) is working to promote business-friendly policy and investment in the information communication technology sector.



Key Counterparts:

Office of Technology, Information and Communication (TIC), Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Transport; Private Sector ISP and ICT service providers.


October 2019 — June 2021



Partner Contact:

DAI Global, LLC.


USAID Contact:

David Howlett

Agriculture Officer



Advancing Timor-Leste’s Autonomous Telecommunications Landscape (ATLATL) is a three-year, $3-million activity funded by USAID.  Timor-Leste’s significant natural resources and strategic location in the Indo-Pacific region, combined with an unregulated ICT sector, increases potential for exploitation and cyber-attacks by external or internal forces. The underdeveloped ICT sector also represents a key binding constraint on economic growth opportunities and future investments. The ATLATL activity works towards achieving two objectives: 1) convene sector stakeholders to inform national policies and regulations for the ICT sector while transferring the skills and knowledge for the government of Timor-Leste to adopt and implement critical policies and regulations; and 2) engage the private sector in a manner that will catalyze private sector investment to improve essential infrastructure, products, and services and to help foster inclusive economic growth within an improved enabling environment.

Activity Objectives:

  • Multi-stakeholder platforms through which ICT sector stakeholders may evaluate sector constraints and develop options for resolution are supported

  • Knowledge, skills and abilities of TIC to review and prioritize ICT policy and regulatory reforms needed is strengthened

  • Knowledge, skills and abilities of TIC to evaluate input from ICT sector stakeholders, consider within the needs and priorities of the Government of Timor-Leste, and advance to adoption and implementation policy, legal and regulatory reforms with an increased likelihood of voluntary compliance is built

  • Private investment in the ICT sector, including products, services, and infrastructure, is expanded.


Last updated: May 04, 2020

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