International Telecommunication Union and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority Asia-Pacific Regulators’ Roundtable and International Training Program 2016 to be organized in Islamabad from 18-22 July

Islamabad, July 15, 2016 (PPI-OT):The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), are jointly organizing the “ITU-PTA Asia-Pacific Regulators’ Roundtable” and the “ITU-PTA International Training Program (ITP) 2016”. The events will be held from 18-22 July 2016 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The inaugural session will be held on 18th July, 2016 at local hotel Islamabad. Representatives from 23 countries from Asia Pacific Region shall participate in this international event.

Mr. Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, ITU, Ms. Anusha Rahman Khan, Minister of State of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Chairman PTA Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Representatives from telecom mobile operators, internet service providers, academic institutions, banks, ICT entrepreneurs, and commercial companies will attend inaugural session of this international event.

The regulator Roundtable will be held from 18th to 19th July, 2016. This Regulators’ Roundtable is the 6th consecutive time since the Asia-Pacific Region took the initiative to organize the annual Roundtable to provide telecommunication/ICT regulators in the region with a platform that fosters dynamic and strategic discussions, sharing information, relevant experiences and practices as well as conclusively debate on possible solutions and opportunities for potential collaboration to address emerging regulatory issues and challenges. This is being for the first time in Pakistan.

The training program will be held from 20th to 22 July, 2016. This program will build skills to address the policy and regulatory issues in the era beyond convergence of telecommunications, information technology. In particular, the event will focus on the implications of a smartly digital society for collaborative regulation. The training program will highlight the building blocks required to ensure regulatory measures remain relevant and appropriate for the new environment. It will bring together international experiences in this area with a focus on Pakistan’s experiences and the lessons learnt.

Some of the key topics that will be taken up in training sessions are broadband for networked society, digital financial inclusion and mobile apps, cyber security, consumer protection and quality of Service, OTT players: challenges and opportunities, regulatory impact assessment, spectrum management and ICT for Persons with disabilities and women empowerment.

For more information, contact:
Khurram A. Mehran
Director (PR)
Commercial Affairs
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)
Tel: +92-51-9225346
Fax: +92-51-2878133