January 2017

APT Newsletter

Asia-Pacific Telecommunity

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IMPORTANT NOTE

 

All members are requested to inform the APT of any changes in contact details to ensure effective communication.

 

Upcoming Events              

Training Course on Preparing for International Conferences (2017)

Phase I: Prerequisite On-line Course, 30 January - 3 February 2017

Phase II: Face to Face Course, 27 - 30 March 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

The APT in collaboration with International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will organize a Training Course on Preparing for International Conferences in 2017. The objective of this training course is to provide necessary training opportunity for newly recruited or junior officials of international relation departments of APT members, who have or will be taking the responsibility to participate and represent their respective countries or organizations in international conferences.

 

The course will provide basic and general knowledge of international conference and will help build and strengthen negotiation skills, presentation skills and logical thinking on international issues, which are essential for effective participation and representation in international conferences including APT and ITU. Following the very successful and well-appreciated training course last year, this year’s course also consists from two Phases.

 

Phase I (30 January-3 February 2017): An on-line course will be organized on the ITU Academy platform. It will provide the necessary background information, allow the trainees to network among themselves and have on-line discussion on a given topic. This phase, which will prepare them for the face to face international mock conference in Phase II, is mandatory.


Phase II (27 - 30 March 2017): In Phase II, a face-to-face course will be held at the APT Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. The trainees will learn the above-mentioned skills through lectures by distinguished experts as well as practical exercises through mock international conference. (Due to Phase II program capacity, there will be a certain level of requirement to be selected to the Phase II.)

 

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1st Meeting of the Correspondence Group on the Strategic Plan of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity for 2018-2020 (CGSP-1)

7 - 8 February 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

The 1st Meeting of the CGSP will be held from 7 to 8 February 2017 at APT Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

The objectives of the meeting are:

·         To review the objectives of APT stipulated in the Constitution;

·         To review APT members’ commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2020, ITU Strategic Plan for 2015–2018, and previous Ministerial Statements and Declarations of APT, etc.;

·         To analyze current Strategic Plan for 2015-2017 and its implementation status;

·         To set the principle of drafting the Strategic Plan of APT for 2018–2020; and

·         To identify and prioritize the activities of APT for 3 years.

 

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4th Meeting of Working Group of Management Committee on APT Legal Instruments (WGMC-4)

9 - 10 February 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

The 4th Meeting of Working Group of Management Committee on APT Legal Instruments (WGMC-4) will be held from 9 to 10 February 2017 at the APT Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting will be preceded by the 1st Meeting of the Correspondence Group on the Strategic Plan of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity for 2018-2020 (CGSP-01) to be held from 7 to 8 February 2017 at the same venue.

 

WGMC-4 will review Resolution 13/GA on “Resolution on Suspension of the rights and benefits of the membership due to arrears” and Rule and Regulation 1/GA on “Rules of Procedure of General Assembly”. The meeting will also review continuing issues from the outcomes of WGMC-3 and other existing legal instruments of the APT.  

 

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2nd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTDC-17 (APT WTDC17-2)

20 - 22 February 2017, Papua New Guinea

The 2nd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTDC-17 (APT WTDC17-2) will be held from 20 to 22 February 2017 in Papua New Guinea. The event will be hosted by the National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA), Papua New Guinea.

 

APT WTDC17-2 will discuss the issues of interest to the region for the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017 (WTDC-17) and provide input to the Regional Preparatory Meeting (RPM). APT WTDC17-2 is expected to conduct the following activities:

·         To discuss issues for the WTDC-17 and identify potential topics for the APT Common Proposals;

·         To prepare APT inputs to RPM;

·         To review the Work Plan for the Preparatory Group. 

 

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28th APT Standardization Program Forum (ASTAP-28)

6 - 10 March 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

The 28th APT Standardization Program Forum (ASTAP-28) will be held from 6 to 10 March 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

The objective of ASTAP-28 is to promote, coordinate and harmonize telecommunication standardization activities across the Asia-Pacific region through regional cooperation. The experts will meet to enhance the level of expertise on standardization among the membership and expands the activities through practical contributions and solutions on the ICT issues in this region. ASTAP-28 will also include the 8th Industry Workshop on "IoT and Smart Cities" which will be held on the first day (6 March 2017).

 

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21st Meeting of APT Wireless Group (AWG-21)

3 - 7 April 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

The 21st Meeting of the APT Wireless Group (AWG-21) will be held from 3 to 7 April 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

The activities of the APT Wireless Group (AWG) cover various aspects of emerging wireless systems to meet the upcoming digital convergence era in the Asia-Pacific region. It is also assisting the process of providing cost effective radiocommunication solutions and facilitating the transfer of technology. At its 21st meeting, AWG will report on the progress of its activities carried out to date.

 

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Click here for Tentative Calendar of APT Events for the Year 2017

Title

Duration

Tentative Schedule

Venue

1st Meeting of the Correspondence Group on the Strategic Plan of the APT for 2018 – 2020 (CGSP- 01)

2 days

7-8 February

Bangkok, Thailand

4th Meeting of Working Group of MC on APT Legal Instruments (WGMC-4)

2 days

9-10 February

Bangkok, Thailand

2nd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTDC-17 (APT WTDC17-2)

3 days

20-22 February

Papua New Guinea

Meeting of the SATRC Working Group on Policy, Regulation and Services

2 Days

1st Quarter [February/March]

Bangladesh

28th APT Standardization Program Forum (ASTAP-28)

5 days

6-10 March

Bangkok, Thailand

21st Meeting of APT Wireless Group (AWG-21)

 

5 days

3-7 April

Bangkok, Thailand

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