August 16, 2017

SATRC Workshop Starts in Islamabad


SATRC Workshop Starts in Islamabad

Day-1 Presentations (Wednesday, 16th Aug, 2017)

Session 1 – Sharing the Experience of Spectrum Management and Developing Spectrum Roadmap for Mobile Broadband Chairman: Mr. Mudassar Hussain, Member (Telecom), MoIT, Pakistan

1.

 Activities of the SATRC WG on Spectrum and Activities of APT in relation to Spectrum Management by Mr. Forhadul Parvez, Project Coordinator (Radiocommunication), Asia-Pacific Telecommunity

       
2. Spectrum management practices  and spectrum roadmap for mobile broadband in Afghanistan by Afghanistan Telecommunication Regulatory Commission
3. Developing Spectrum Roadmap for Mobile Broadband in the context of Bangladesh by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission
4. Spectrum management practices and spectrum roadmap for mobile broadband in Indonesia by Mr. Adis Alifiawan, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Republic of Indonesia

 

Session 2 – Sharing the Experience of Spectrum Management and Developing Spectrum Roadmap for Mobile Broadband (Continue...) Chairman: Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

1. Spectrum allocation for mobile broadband and future roadmap for Pakistan by Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority
2. Spectrum management practices  and spectrum roadmap for mobile broadband in Sri Lanka by Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka
3. Spectrum management practices  and spectrum roadmap for mobile broadband in Iran by Communication Regulatory Authority, Islamic Republic of Iran

 

Session 3 – Developing Spectrum Roadmap for Mobile Broadband (Continue...) Chairman: Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

1. Update of Mobile Broadband Ecosystem by Huawei Technologies
2. Best Practices on Spectrum Renewal by Mr. Aslam Hayat, Telenor Pakistan
3. Satellite Industry perspective on the bands for mobile broadband as part of developing the roadmap by Mr. Bashir Patel, Inmarsat Singapore Pte Ltd.

 

Day-2 Presentations (Thursday, 17th Aug, 2017) 

Session 4 – Spectrum Management for the Deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) Chairman: Mr. Syed Raza Ali, Member (IT), MoIT, Pakistan

1. Spectrum management issues for the deployment of IoT by Dr. Manodha Gamage, Managing Director, Intelligent Solutions and Consultancy
2. Deployment of IoT in the context of Iran by Communication Regulatory Authority, Islamic Republic of Iran
3. IoT deployment in terrestrial IMT Network by Mr. Joe Guan, GSMA

 

Session 5 – Spectrum Management for the Deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) Chairman: Mr. Syed Raza Ali, Member (IT), MoIT, Pakistan

1. IoT deployment as Short Range Devices by Mr. Junaid Afzal, SIGFOX Ltd
2. Satellite communication technologies for IoT deployment by Mr. Bashir Patel, Inmarsat Singapore Pte Ltd

 

Session 6 – Wireless Backhaul – Spectrum, Technology and Policy Considerations Chairman: Mr. Imad, DG (Licensing), Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

1. Microwave Backhaul Solution and Microwave Spectrum Consideration for 5G by Mr. Samuel Yuan, Vice President of Microwave Product Line, Huawei Technologies Ltd   
2. Wireless backhaul – Spectrum, Technology and Policy Considerations by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India   
3. Wireless backhaul – Experience of Sri Lanka by Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, Sri Lanka   

 

Session 7 – Proliferation of Wi-Fi Networks

1.

Detail consideration of the Wi-Fi networks including various standards, security features and importance (New Spectrum are being

introduced for Wi-Fi usage, therefore a review on ISM band and possibility of inclusion of new Wi-Fi bands e.g. 60 GHz for 802.11ad

standard) by Dr. Manodha Gamage, Managing Director, Intelligent Solutions and Consultancy

2. Considerations and requirements for Wi-Fi networks by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

 

Day-3 Presentations (Friday, 18th Aug, 2017) 

Session 8 – The Process of World Radiocommunication Conference and preparation for WRC-19 Chairman: Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

1. Mobile broadband technologies by Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority        
2. The process of World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRCs), issues to be considered at the WRC-19 and APT Preliminary Views of WRC-19 agenda Items Mr. Forhadul Parvez, Project Coordinator (Radiocommunication), Asia-Pacific Telecommunity        
3. Implementation of WRC-15 decisions and WRC-19 outlook by Mr. Joe Guan, GSMA        

Group photo of participants of South asian telecommunication regulators council

Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in collaboration with Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) has organized a three days South Asian Telecommunication Regulator's Council (SATRC) from 16th August to 18th August, 2017. The inaugural ceremony was held at local hotel Islamabad. Secretary General APT Ms. Areewan Haorangsi,  Chairman PTA, Dr. Syed Ismail, Member Telecom, MoIT, Mr. Mudasaar Hussain, senior officers from PTA, Frequency Allocation Board (FAB), Telecom Operators and Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom (MoIT) were present in the inaugural ceremony. Representatives from 9 member countries of Asia Pacific Region including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Iran, Nepal, Maldives, Indonesia and Sri Lanka are participating in this international event. Some of the key topics that will be taken up in Workshop are developing spectrum roadmap for mobile broadband, spectrum management for the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless Backhaul – spectrum, technology and policy considerations and proliferation of Wi-Fi networks.

On this occasion, Secretary General APT Ms. Areewan Haorangsi said that SATRC Workshop will assist the regulatory bodies of member countries in acquiring knowledge and skills in regulatory matters relating to spectrum in the present multi-operator, multi-service, multi-technology environment. She said that this workshop will take another large step forward towards the implementation of the SATRC Action Plan and will further progress the work within the region. She appreciated the arrangements made by the host PTA and Pakistan.

Earlier, Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman PTA in his welcome address said that, despite the diversities within the region, Asia-Pacific is leading the world in broadband and ICTs development. It has tremendous potential and technological resources which can be properly harnessed only with joint efforts and cooperation of Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) member countries. Chairman said that, this event is to facilitate the exchange of views on policy & regulatory issues and to further accelerate the work towards a harmonized regulatory environment and share the experiences for taking benefit of the new technologies. He said that, during the last few years we have seen rapid telecommunication growth in the world which also brought several challenges in the region such as equitable distribution of telecom services, spectrum management and introduction of new technologies in wireless broadband.

On this occasion Member Telecom Mr. Mudasaar Hussain said that, deliberations through such events are helpful in providing international experiences with a focus on current issues and challenges in ICT sector.

Later, Secretary General APT visited PTA Headquarters today. Chairman PTA briefed Secretary General about the functions of PTA, regulatory initiatives taken by it and overall performance of the telecom sector.  Secretary General APT expressed her great satisfaction on telecom development capacities of Pakistan and acknowledged the achievements of Pakistan in telecom sector. During her visit to PTA Secretary General planted a tree at PTA premises.

 

Khurram Ali Mehran

Director( PR)

Chairman PTA Dr. Ismail Shah addressing the inaugural ceremony of SATRC

Secretary General AsiaPacific Telecommunity Ms. Areewan Haorangsi planting a tree at PTA

Chairman PTA Dr. Ismail Shah presenting a shield to Ms. Areewan Haorangsi