May 2016

APT Newsletter

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IMPORTANT NOTE

 

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

 

Recent Event                      

Meeting of the SATRC Working Group on Spectrum

24 - 25 May 2016, New Delhi, India

The Meeting of the SATRC Working Group on Spectrum was held from 24 to 25 May 2016 in Delhi, India. The meeting was organized by the APT and hosted by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).  The inaugural address was delivered by Mr. Sudhir Gupta, Secretary of TRAI.

The meeting was a part of implementation of SATRC Action Plan Phase V and it was the final meeting of the working group for Action Plan Phase V. Meeting was attended by 11 experts from 7 SATRC Members.

The Working Group on Spectrum had been working on four assigned Work Items as follows:

·         Estimation of spectrum requirement for IMT in SATRC Countries;

·         Spectrum re-farming in SATRC countries;

·         Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety in the Frequency Bands used for Mobile Phones; and

·         Increasing Role of Network Sharing for SATRC Countries: From Passive Infrastructure Sharing to Mobile Virtual Network Operation.

The meeting reviewed the draft reports on these four Work Items which had been prepared by the Work Item coordinator and identified necessary improvement to be made before circulation of the final report prior to the 17th SATRC Meeting to be held in October 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The meeting also considered a number of proposals for new Work Items from SATRC Members to be included in the proposed Action Plan Phase VI, and reviewed the status of the implementation of the Strategic Plan of APT for 2015-2017.

 

 

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APT Secretariat Activity

APT Secretary General at the Ministerial Forum on ICT 2016 and CommunicAsia2016

Ms. Areewan Haorangsi, Secretary General of the APT, attended the Ministerial Forum on ICT 2016: Connectivity, Content, Cybersecurity held on 30 May 2016 in Singapore. Ms. Haorangsi also joined Asia ICT Innovation Forum “Building a Better Connected World” and visited the CommunicAsia2016 exhibition on 31 May 2016. 

 

 

Upcoming Events

The 2nd Meeting of Working Group of MC on APT Legal Instruments (WGMC-2)

7 - 9 June 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

The 2nd Meeting of Working Group of Management Committee on APT Legal Instruments (WGMC-2) will be held from 7 to 9 June 2016 at the APT Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand.

WGMC-2 will review the provisions of the Constitution of the APT keeping in mind the approach of work of WGMC and report the result of review to the next session of the Management Committee of the APT.

 

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The 3rd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTSA-16 (WTSA16-3)

14 - 16 June 2016, Nepal

The APT will organize the 3rd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly 2016 (WTSA16-3) from 14 to 17 June 2016 in Nepal. The meeting will be hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC), Nepal.

The objective of WTSA16-3 is to assist the APT Members to prepare for the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly 2016 (WTSA-16) which will take place in Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia, from 25 October to 3 November 2016. WTSA16-3 will discuss the issues to be identified for WTSA-16 and develop Preliminary APT Common Proposals (PACPs) for WTSA-16 based on the input contributions from the APT Members.

 

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The 9th Policy and Regulation Forum for Pacific (PRFP-9)

28 - 30 June 2016, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

The 9th Policy and Regulation Forum for Pacific (PRFP-9) from 28 to 30 June 2016 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The forum will be hosted by the National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA), Papua New Guinea, and supported by the Extra Budgetary Contributions from Australia and Japan.

The objective of PRFP-9 is to bring together the telecommunications and ICT policy makers and regulators from the Pacific region for a dialogue on issues faced by them. The forum will focus on topics including (1) policy and regulatory trends in the Pacific, (2) international connectivity for the Pacific, (3) issues in reducing mobile roaming charges in the Pacific, (4) policy and regulation of OTT, (5) cybersecurity and internet policy issues, (6) emergency communications and ICT for disaster risk reduction, (7) regional cooperation and shared infrastructure in the Pacific, and (8) a business dialogue on the competitiveness of the telecommunications market in the Pacific.

 

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The 16th APT Policy and Regulatory Forum (PRF-16)

12 - 14 July 2016, Tokyo, Japan

The APT will organize the 16th APT Policy and Regulatory Forum (PRF-16) from 12 to 14 July 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. The forum will be hosted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan.

PRF-16 will address recent development in policy and regulatory issues and include thematic sessions on the following topics: (a) Policy and Regulatory impacts of Over the Top (OTT) services; (b) Issues and use cases of IoT and Smart Cities; (c) Digital Inclusion for all; and (d) Promotion of Mobile Services including reducing global mobile roaming charges. PRF-16 will also include special sessions for the Business Dialogue and Closed discussion among Policy makers and Regulators on new business environment including ICT policy and regulation. These special sessions will provide a platform for candid exchange of views among policy makers, regulators, and industries on key issues. The forum will also consider the issues to be included to new strategic plan of APT for 2018-2020.

 

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The 1st Meeting of the APT Conference Preparatory Group for WRC-19

26 - 28 July 2016, Chengdu, People's Republic of China

The 1st Meeting of the APT Conference Preparatory Group for WRC-19 (APG19-1) will be held from 26 to 28 July 2016 in Chengdu, People's Republic of China. The meeting will be hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China.

The objective of APG19-1 is to initiate the preparatory process of the APT for the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) and Radiocommunication Assembly 2019 (RA-19). APG19-1 is expected to conduct the following activities:

1.     elect chairman and vice-chairmen of the preparatory group;

2.     form the structure of the preparatory group;

3.     nominate other office bearers of the preparatory group based on the structure;

4.     develop working methods and work plan for the preparation of RA-19/WRC-19; and

5.     preliminary discussion on WRC-19 Agenda Items.  

 

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1st Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTDC-17 (WTDC17-1)

2 August 2016, Singapore

The 1st Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTDC-17 (APT WTDC17-1) will be held on 2 August 2016. The event will be hosted by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).

The main objective of the meeting is to initiate the preparatory process of the APT for the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017 (WTDC-17). APT WTDC17-1 is expected to conduct the following activities: 

·         To elect Chairman and Vice-chairmen of the preparatory group;

·         To form the structure of the preparatory group;

·         To nominate other office bearers of the preparatory group based on the structure;

·         To develop working methods and work plan for the preparation ofWTDC17 and

·         To have preliminary discussion on WTDC17 issues.

 

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13th APT Telecommunication and ICT Development Forum (ADF-13)

3 - 5 August 2016, Singapore

The APT will organize the 13th APT Telecommunication and ICT Development Forum (ADF-13) from 3 to 5 August 2016 in Singapore, following the 1st Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTDC-17 (APT WTDC17-1). The event will be hosted by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).

 

ADF-13 will address the following:

·         The Way to Overcome Digital Divide including the issue of Universal Service Funds (USF);

·         Stimulating ICT Business and Industry including innovation, startup and SMEs for ICT Applications;

·         Best Practices, Experiences, and Challenges in ICT Development within the Region;

·         Increasing Access and connectivity, in Particular Rural Areas;

·         Outcome and Achievements of the Projects via Extra Budgetary Contributions (EBCs); and

·         Facilitating investment of ICT infrastructure and application.

 

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4th Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTSA-16 (WTSA16-4)

23 - 26 August 2016, Da Nang, Viet Nam

The APT will organize the 4th Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly 2016 (WTSA16-4) from 23 to 26 August 2016 in Da Nang, Viet Nam. The meeting is hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communications, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.

The objective of WTSA16-4 is to develop and finalize the Preliminary APT Common Proposals (PACPs) based on the input contributions from the APT Members for the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly 2016 (WTSA-16) which will take place in Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia, from 25 October to 3 November 2016. WTSA16-4 will also discuss the issues and coordination arrangement for WTSA-16.

The ITU Regional Standardization Forum will be held on 22 August 2016 at the same venue. The Forum will address (I) ITU Standardization activities, (ii) WTSA Structures; its hot topics and Recommendations/Resolutions, Rules of Procedures; and (iii) how to negotiate and build consensus at WTSA. 

 

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Click here for Calendar of APT Events for the Year 2016

Title

Duration

Tentative Schedule

Venue

2nd Meeting of Working Group of MC on APT Legal Instruments (WGMC-2)

3 days

7-9 June

APT Headquarters

3rd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTSA-16 (WTSA16-3)

4 days

14-17 June

Nepal

9th Policy and Regulation Forum for Pacific

(PRFP-9)

3 days

28-30 June

Papua New Guinea

16th APT Policy and Regulatory Forum

(PRF-16)

3 days

12-14 July

Tokyo, Japan

1st Meeting of the APT Conference Preparatory Group for WRC-19 (APG19-1)

3 days

26–28 July

Chengdu, China

1st Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for

WTDC-17 (APT WTDC17-1)

 

1 day

2 August

 

Singapore

(B2B with ADF-13)

 

13th APT Telecommunication/ICT Development

Forum (ADF-13)

 

3 days

3 – 5 August

Singapore

4th Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTSA-16 (WTSA16-4)

 

4 Days

23 - 26 August 2016

Da Nang,

Viet Nam

 

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Upcoming Training Courses

Title

Schedule

Venue

Training Course on Next Generation Broadband Access Network Technology

13 - 24 June

WRIPT, Wuhan,

P.R. of China

Cellular Technology (3G, LTE, 4G)

August

ALTTC, Ghaziabad India

Spectrum Management

August

RGMTTC, Chennai India

Broadband Wireless Network Integration and Transition to 5th Generation of Mobile Network (Phase 1 for online)

5 September - 1 October

TOT Academy Thailand