January 2022

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New Year Message from Secretary General of APT


A happy new year to you all! I extend my best wishes to you for healthy, happy and successful 2022.


I would like to genuinely thank you all of our members, partners and stakeholders for your unweaving support and contribution and for pulling together as a Telecommunity despite the challenging time of the pandemic. Building on the strengths of your invaluable support and our capabilities, our journey would continue further by capitalizing on the various improvements we made in 2021.

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For 2022, APT plans to organize many activities as approved by the 45th Session of the Management Committee (MC-45) in order to fulfill the guidance of the Strategic Plan and the Singapore Statement.


As explained in my report to the MC-45, the key elements of APT for 2022 are:

1)     3 major ITU Conferences and Assembly (WTSA, WTDC and PP)

2)     To utilize advantages of virtual/online tools,

3)     To strengthen APT public relations,

4)     To promote collaboration with members and other stakeholders further, and

5)     To facilitate the members for ITU-related matters.


APT will work in close collaboration with the members and stakeholders in order to increase our capacity and improve our services. This will ensure that together we will  grow and thrive in a dynamic and diverse environment.


I hope 2022 will be another year of milestone achievements as we continue our journey towards enhanced ICT development and digital transformation of the Asia-Pacific region.


Masanori Kondo

Secretary General


Upcoming Events

The 4th Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTDC-21  
(APT WTDC21-4)

24 - 28 January 2022, Bangkok, Thailand/Online (Hybrid Meeting)


APT WTDC21-4 will be held from 24 to 28 January 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand with physical attendance as well as virtual/online participation through APT Zoom meeting (i.e., hybrid meeting). The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) and the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Thailand, and take place at Intercontinental Hotel Bangkok.


APT WTDC21-4 will continue the discussion on the issues of interest to the region for World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-21) and develop Preliminary APT Common Proposals for WTDC-21. APT WTDC21-4 is expected to consider the input contributions from APT members; review outcomes of the views of other regional organizations; review outcomes of TDAG and Council 2021; develop Preliminary APT Common Proposal for WTDC-21; and develop arrangements for APT Coordination Meetings during WTDC-21.


The 2nd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for PP-22 (APT PP22-2)

15 - 17 February 2022. Virtual/ Online Meeting


The 2nd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for PP-22 (APT PP22-2) will be held on
15-17 February 2022 virtually. APT PP22-2 is expected to conduct the following activities:

       To review outcomes of Council WGs and Expert Groups on ITRs;

       To consider Issue Papers prepared by Working Groups of APT PP-22;

       To consider the input contributions from APT Members;

       To review outcomes of the preparatory process of other regional organizations;

       To develop APT views on PP-22 issues; and

       To develop APT contribution, if any, to 2022 Session of the Council.

The 29th Meeting of the APT Wireless Group (AWG-29)

21 - 29 March 2022, Virtual/Online Meeting


The 29th Meeting of AWG (AWG-29) will be held from 21 to 29 March 2022 as a virtual/online meeting.

AWG covers various aspects of emerging wireless systems to meet the upcoming digital convergence era in the Asia-Pacific region. It also assists to provide effective radiocommunication solutions and to facilitate the transfer of technology and knowledge. At its 29th meeting, the AWG will continue to study on the work items, report on the progress of studies and discuss the relevant issues. The activities at AWG-29 will be conducted
based on the new structure of AWG adopted at AWG-28.

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