February 2024

Recent Events

 

The 2nd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTSA-24

(APT WTSA24-2): 5 6 February 2024, Virtual/Online Meeting

 

The 2nd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTSA-24 (APT WTSA24-2) was held from 5 to 6 February 2024 in virtual mode. The meeting was attended by 280 participants from APT Members, Affiliate Members, International Organizations and APT Secretariat.

 

The objective of APT WTSA24-2 was to assist APT members in preparing for the ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly 2024 (WTSA-24), which will be held in New Delhi, India from 15 to 24 October 2024. APT WTSA24-2 discussed the issues to be identified for WTSA-24 and the meeting will develop preliminary positions of the APT on those issues based on the input contributions from the APT members. Aside from the Issues Paper which were prepared by the Office Bearers of the Working Groups, 46 contributions were submitted from the membership, and further discussion will take place at the next meeting. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications (RCC) and African Telecommunications Union (ATU) shared their preparatory processes, and the meeting discussed the work plan for the APT WTSA-24, the timeline for developing Preliminary APT Common Proposals (PACPs).  

 

The 3rd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTSA-24 (APT WTSA24-3) is expected to be held in April/May 2024 in Cambodia.

 

 

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Upcoming Events

 

The 32nd Meeting of the APT Wireless Group (AWG-32)

4 - 8 March 2024, Pattaya, Thailand, Hybrid Meeting

 

The Asia-Pacific Telecommunity will organize the 32nd Meeting of the APT Wireless Group (AWG-32) from 4 to 8 March 2024 in Pattaya, Thailand with physical attendance as well as virtual/online participation through Zoom meeting (i.e. hybrid meeting).

 

AWG covers various aspects of emerging wireless systems to meet the emerging digital convergence era in the Asia-Pacific region. It also assists in providing effective radiocommunication solutions and to facilitate the transfer of technology and knowledge. In its 32nd meeting, the AWG will continue to study the existing work items, report on the progress of studies and discuss the proposal of new work items as well as other relevant issues.

 

 

 

APT Young Professionals and Students Programme 2024

 

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Description automatically generatedAPT Young Professionals and Students Programme (APTYPS) is an initiative by APT that aims to promote the development of knowledge and skills in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) among young professionals and students in the Asia-Pacific region. It also serves as a platform for these individuals to discuss and raise awareness on ICT-related issues with APT Member administrations.

 

The programme was established in 2003 and has organized numerous events in different Member countries. Please visit the APT Website to see the activities in the past https://www.apt.int/APTYPS

 

This year, APT Member administrations are invited to organize the APTYPS. This will serve as a great opportunity for the Members to promote ICT policies and initiatives to young professionals and students. The invitation letter and its guideline have been sent to all Member administrations, the invitation and its guideline can also be found at https://www.apt.int/APT-Circulars. 

 

Other Upcoming Events in 2024

Title

Date

Venue

1.     The 3rd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTSA-24 (APT WTSA24-3)

April/May

Cambodia

2.     Meeting of the SATRC Working Group on Spectrum

7 - 9 May

Nepal

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

14 - 16 May

Pakistan

4.     The 36th APT Standardization Program Forum

(ASTAP-36)

20 - 24 May

Thailand

5.     The 1st Meeting of the APT Conference Preparatory Group for WRC-27 (APG27-1)

3 - 6 June

P.R.China

6.     The 4th Meeting of APT Preparatory Group for WTSA-24 (APT WTSA24-4)

25 - 28 June

Australia

 

 

 

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