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Last Updated: 14.04.2012

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The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) are jointly organizing the “ITU/TRAI International Training Programme (ITP) for 2012", from 2-4 April 2012, which will be held at The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, Hyderabad, India.

ITU-TRAI International Training Programme (ITP), 2-4 April 2012: ITP 2012, supported by the Korean Communications Commission (KCC) and ITU, aims to provide a comprehensive overview and insight into India’s contemporary regulatory environment, with a focus on the implications and challenges of convergence to embrace broadband. The program is designed for middle and senior managers from governments across the Asia-Pacific region, and offers participants the opportunity to learn, discuss, debate and exchange ideas with communications experts and professionals from India and abroad. This year’s program is focused on Regulating Broadband in the Era of Convergence.

The ITP 2012 will be conducted in English only. Online ‘expression of interest’ form and general information about the ITP 2012 is available at  Please register your interest as soon as possible but not later than 1 March 2012.

Regarding countries in the Asia-Pacific Region, ITU is pleased to inform you that we will provide one full fellowship to one participant duly authorized by the respective ITU Administrations from Least Developed Countries, and daily subsistence allowance (DSA) to one participant from Low-Income Developing Countries, subject to available budget and for full participation at this training program and the roundtable. The last date for fellowship application is 1 March 2012.

Participants, who require assistance in attending the ITP 2012 should contact Mr Sameer Sharma ( at the ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific via telephone +66 2 574 9326 or fax +66 2 574 9328. Participants who require assistance in registering for the ITP 2012 should contact Ms Rachna Mathur at email:


MONDAY, 2 APRIL 2012 (DAY 1)

08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-10:30 Welcome: TRAI/ITU
  • Dr. J S Sarma, Chairman, TRAI
  • Opening Speech
    Dr. Eun-Ju Kim, Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Group Photo

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Regulating for Future

Convergence & Broadband in Digital Era : Rajkumar Upadhyay, TRAI
  • National Broadband Plan
  • Convergence
  • Regulatory Challenges and Way Forward
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:30 Converged Licensing Regime: Broadcasting

Broadcasting Framework : N. Parameswaran, TRAI
  • Regulating Broadcasting Sector
  • Digitization of Cable TV
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:00 Converged Licensing Regime: Telecom Licensing Framework

Telecom Licensing Framework : Jaipal Singh Tomar, TRAI
  • Telecom Liberalization
  • Unified Licensing


09:00-10:30 Wireless Broadband (WBB) Master Plan - I
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Wireless Broadband Master Plan - II
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:30 Spectrum Management - I
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:00 Spectrum Management - II


09:00-10:30 Consumer Protection & Quality of Service
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Next Generation Interconnection and Access
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:30 Universal Access to Broadband
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:00 Panel Discussion

Regulating in Converged Environment Summing Up

17:00 Closing Ceremony

2-4 Apr 2012

Registration Deadline:
1 March 2012

Fellowship Deadline:
1 March 2012

The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, Raheja IT Park, Hitec City, Madhapur, Hyderabad 500 081, India

Organised by: ITU and TRAI

Contact: For detailed information, please contact

Mr. Sameer Sharma
ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Target Audience:
  • Policy makers
  • Regulators
  • Private sector and Industry

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