Pakistan Telecommunication Authority organized International Training Program in Islamabad which was attended by delegates of 23 countries of Asia Pacific Region
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in collaboration with International Telecommunication Union (ITU) organized three-day International Training Program (ITP) in Islamabad. The program held from 20-22 July, 2016 featured several sessions with national and international speakers.
Delegates from 23 countries of Asia-Pacific region are participating in the training program mainly designed share regulatory experience and initiatives of Pakistan with the regional countries. Representatives belonged to Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Maldives, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Samoa, Salomon Island, Timor Leste, Vietnam.
These sessions focused on new ways and means to address issues and challenges popping up in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector of the Member States.
During three days, Director Generals of PTA and senior officials of the telecom operators conducted training sessions on different topics such as biometric verification of SIM users’ data, spectrum management and auction in Pakistan, competition issues in telecom market, online child protection, broadband for networked society, digital financial inclusion and mobile apps, cyber security, consumer protection & quality of Service, Over The Top (OTT) players and ICTs for persons with disabilities & women empowerment.
The training covered principles, practices and recommendations which are expected to assist regulators in the Asia-Pacific region in addressing the telecommunication/ICT regulatory challenges.
Mr. Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor ITU Regional Office for Asia-Pacific said that deliberations through such conferences are helpful in providing international experiences with a focus on current issues and challenges in ICT sector. He said such events showcase the achievements of Pakistan telecom sector. He appreciated Government of Pakistan for doubling its contribution to ITU. He also thanked PTA for making excellent arrangements for the events.
On this occasion, Chairman PTA Syed Ismail Shah said that the conference was helpful in highlighting the policy and regulatory issues in the region. He said PTA will continue to host such events in future also to have fruitful discussions.
Participants from various countries including Nepal, China, India and Papua New Guinea appreciated hospitality extended to them by the host country.