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Last Updated: 18.03.2013
 
ASEAN Workshop on Setting Up Framework for USOF  

The ASEAN Workshop on Setting up a Framework for Universal Service Obligation Fund was organized by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC) in close collaboration with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and ASEAN Secretariat, during 13-14 March 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Workshop welcomed 31 participants from 6 ASEAN Member Countries (AMCs) i.e. Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Thailand, and Viet Nam, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The meeting was divided into four sessions. The first session presented by an ITU expert introduced international practices on USO and models of USO Fund management. Session Two saw updates of USO practices in AMCs. The third session discussed issues and challenges on USO implementation, and guiding principles in the context of setting up the USO Fund.

TENTATIVE AGENDA  

WEDNESDAY, 13 MARCH 2013

16:00-16:15 Registration  
16:15-16:30 Opening Session  
 
  • Welcome Remarks by ITU
     
Dr. Eun-Ju Kim
Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
 
 
  • Welcome Remarks by MCMC
     
Ms. Nur Sulyna Abdullah
Acting Senior Director, International Affairs, Legal and Secretariat, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission
 
 
  • Opening Remarks by NBTC
Mr. Korkij Danchaivichit
Deputy Secretary General, Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission
 
16:30-18:00 SESSION 1: INTERNATIONAL PRACTICES IN USOF
Case studies of USOF in Asia-Pacific and other regions
 
  Mr. Parvez Iftikhar
ITU Consultant
18:30 Welcome Dinner hosted by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, Thailand
   

THURSDAY, 14 MARCH 2013

09:00-11:00 SESSION 2: USOF IN ASEAN (COUNTRY PRESENTATIONS)
 
  Ms. Ha Nguyen Thanh, Specialist, VTA
  Ms. Supattra Kittayabarn, Acting Director, USO Fund, NBTC

Mr. Niphon Jongwichit, Division Director, USO Bureau, NBTC
 
  Mr. Uzer Tajuddin, USP, MCMC
 
 
  • Laos PDR Country Presentation
     
Mr. Mysith Amnatchaleun, DG of IT Dept, MPT, Lao DDR
 
  Mr. Dhia Anugrah Febriansa, Staff Monitoring and Operating of USO
11:00-11:15 Group Photo & Coffee break sponsored by NBTC Thailand
11:15-12:15 SESSION 3: GUIDELINES ON SETTING UP USOF
 
  Mr. Parvez Iftikhar
ITU Consultant
12:15-12:45 SESSION 4: DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, AND WAY FORWARD
 
  Mr. Wisit Atipayakoon
ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
 
12:45-13:00 CLOSING SESSION
13:00-14:00 Lunch break sponsored by NBTC Thailand
END OF WORKSHOP
AT A GLANCE  

Dates:
13-14 March 2013

Registration Deadline:
As Soon As Possible

Location: Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organised by: ASEAN, NBTC, and MCMC

Contact: For detailed information, please contact

Ms. Sharifah Khairiyah
International Affairs
Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission
Email: sharifah.khairiyah@cmc.gov.my

Target Audience:Delegates of ASEAN Member Countries
 
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