2nd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for PP-18 (APT
January - 1 February 2018, Hanoi, Viet Nam
The 2nd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for PP-18 (APT
PP18-2) was held from 30 January to 1 February 2018 in Hanoi, Socialist
Republic of Viet Nam. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Workshop
on Preparation for ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 (PP-18), which was
supported by ITU and Department of Communications and the Art of Australia
on 29 January 2018.
APT PP18-2 was hosted by Ministry of Information and
Communications (MIC), Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. A total of 83
participants from APT Members, Affiliate Members, International/Regional
Organizations, other organization, and APT Secretariat attended the meeting.
His Excellency Dr. Phan Tam, Vice Minister for Information and
Communications inaugurated the meeting. Dr. Chaesub Lee, Director of
Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB), ITU, was also presented at
the opening ceremony.
The meeting was successful in fulfilling its objective to
discuss issues for PP-18. It also discussed outcomes of the workshop and
prioritized key issues for further contributions to the next meetings. The
meeting also discussed the suggested points on digital economy and
encouraged interested Members to submit proposals for the next meetings.
The meeting agreed that no change to any provisions in the
Constitution and Convention should be made unless the proposed
modifications are absolutely critical and could not be achieved through
other possible means. It also agreed on the suppression of Resolution 185
since its mandate has been fulfilled. In addition, the meeting also
identified potential candidates for Preliminary APT Common Proposals such
as Resolution 131, 140, 176 and 186.
In addition, the meeting reviewed the Work Plan for the
upcoming preparatory meetings in 2018.The 3rd meeting (APT PP18-3) was
planned for 18 to 21 June in Melbourne, Australia, and the 4th meeting (APT
PP18-4) was planned for 27 -30 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The
additional meeting of PP-18 (APT PP18-Additional) will be held in Dubai /
UAE and the exact date for the additional meeting would be decided at the
later stage taking ITU event schedules into account.
Workshop on Preparation for ITU Plenipotentiary Conference
left: Ms. Caroline Greenway, Facilitator, and Mrs. Doreen Bogdan-Martin,
Chief of Strategic Planning and Membership Department, ITU, Speaker
left: Mr. Guolei Cai, Vice-Chairman of APT PP-18; Dr. Chaesub Lee, Director
of TSB, ITU; Ms. Le Thi Ngoc Mo, Deputy Director General of Viet Nam Telecommunications Authority
(VNTA); Ms. Areewan Haorangsi, Secretary General of APT; H.E. Dr. Phan Tam,
Vice Minister of Information and Communications, Viet Nam; Ms. Nur Sulyna
Abdullah, Chairman of APT PP-18; Mr. Hasazumi Shirae, Vice-Chairman of APT
PP-18; Mr. Doan Quang Hoan, Director General of Authority of Radio
Frequency Management (ARFM); and Mr. Trieu Minh Long, Deputy Director
General of Department of International Cooperation, MIC.
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3rd Meeting of the APT Conference Preparatory Group for
World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (APG19-3)
- 16 March 2018, Perth, Australia
APT will organize the 3rd Meeting of the APT Conference
Preparatory Group for World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (APG19-3)
from 12 to 16 March 2018 in Perth, Australia. The meeting will be hosted
by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) with support
from the Department of Communications and the Arts (DoCA),
Australia. The objectives of APG19-3 are as follows:
To review the results of
To review issues
associated with each WRC-19 Agenda item and continue developing APT
preliminary views based on input contributions from APT Members;
To consider the results
of ITU-R studies and relevant information provided by AWG in relation to
WRC-19 Agenda items, and take necessary actions as appropriate;
To review the activities
of other regional organizations, in particular, their preliminary
views/position with a view to fostering inter-regional cooperation;
To undertake an initial
review of issues related to RA-19 activities and develop a timetable for
the development of harmonised APT Views;
To review, as necessary,
the Working Methods of APG in relation to mechanism in coordinating APT
activities during CPM19-2, RA-19 and WRC-19;
To contribute, as
appropriate, to the activities of APT Preparatory Group for PP-18
with respect to the issues under the purview of the APG;
To review and revise, as
appropriate, the APG work plan including the tentative schedule of
APG19-3 is expected to achieve the following outcomes:
Update of APT
preliminary views on WRC-19 Agenda Items and issues associated with each
WRC-19 Agenda Item;
objectives and expected outcomes of APG19-4;
to Working Methods of APG, if required;
required, to APT Preparatory Group for PP-18;
Revisions to the APG
work plan for the preparation of WRC-19, if any.
Prior to APG19-3, APT will organize Training Workshop
for International Conferences - for APG / WRC from 8 to 9 March 2018 at
the same venue.
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23rd Meeting of APT Wireless Group (AWG-23)
- 13 April 2018, Da Nang City, Viet Nam
APT will organize the 23rd Meeting of APT Wireless Group
(AWG-23) from 9 to 13 April 2018 in Da Nang City, Socialist Republic of
Viet Nam. The meeting will be hosted by the Ministry of Information and
Communications (MIC), Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.
The work areas of AWG include spectrum arrangement and
harmonization; spectrum monitoring; spectrum sharing studies; future
development of IMT and many other emerging wireless technologies. During
AWG-23, the Working Groups of the AWG will review the work progress on
work items and develop outcomes based on decision taken at the
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