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Zain Bahrain
Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Limited (ATH) (Fiji)
Central Science Research Telecommunication Institute (ZNIIS)
Türk Telekom Group (Turkey)
Iridium Communications Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Korea (Rep. of))
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (LABEL (Brazil)
HMR Institute of Technology Management (India)
Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT)
Telecom Italia S.p.A.
The Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications
Kuwait Telecommunication Company (VIVA) (Kuwait)
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (India)
Robi Axiata Limited (Bangladesh)
Office des Postes et Télécommunications de Polynésie française (OPT)
Intersat Africa Limited
Universidad Nacional Arturo Jauretche Instituto de Ingenierí (Argentina)
Colombia Telecomunicaciones S.A. E.S.P. (Colombia)
Faculty of Applied Science of Post and Telecommunication (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Conseil des Télécommunications de Côte d
Orange Egypt (Egypt)
Symantec Corporation [SIO] (United States of America)
West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (International)
Alippe TV
Cable & Wireless Panamá S.A.
The University of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications (International)
Universidad Santo Tomás (Colombia)

 

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ADVISIA OC&C Strategy Consultants

Founded in 1987, OC&C Strategy Consultants operate around the world to bring clear thinking to the most complex issues facing ambitious management.
While we are a global consulting firm, we have never seen size as an end in itself. We strive to be the preferred strategy consultancy for a select number of prestigious clients to whom we can devote our full attention, creating exciting solutions and opportunities.
We work side by side with our clients to achieve lasting improvements in strategic performance and to maximise long-term growth. While our style is collaborative, we remain challenging, engaging with people as well as with problems, tailoring each solution closely to the situation at hand.
The strategies we develop are creative, possibly provocative yet always practical and, above all, actionable.

African Union of Broadcasting

L’Union Africaine de Radiodiffusion (UAR) à étè crée le 30 octobre 2006 pendant la 43ème et dernière session de l'Assemblée Générale de l'Union de Radiodiffusions et Télévisions Nationales d’Afrique (URTNA) à Abuja, Nigéria du 30 Octobre 2006 qui a été transformée en une Union nouvelle appelée Union Africaine de Radiodiffusion (UAR). UAR a pour objectif de faire une Union Africaine de Radiodiffusion ouverte à la diaspora et qui contribue à l’enrichissement de la qualité de vie des africains et projette la vraie image de l’Afrique.

Arab Private Broadcasting Union

The "Arab Private Broadcasting Union" is an Arab regional organization that has a legal personality and competence to conduct its business and attain its purposes. It shall be administratively and financially independent as defined by its Articles of Association based on the following:

Union shall bring together all private broadcasting companies, represent them before all official and unofficial authorities, defend their rights and interests and those of their announcers, reporters and all other personnel, and confirm their rights of thought, creativity, freedom of expression and constructive criticism in no deviation from the values, principles and rules of conduct.

The Union also seeks to establish an integrated, cooperative and coordinated relationship among the broadcasting companies in a positive competitive atmosphere that would enable them to challenge the intellectual invasion that targets our Arabian values and identity.

Arab States Broadcasting Union

The Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), founded in 1969, is an Arab joint-action institution related to the League of Arab States and the Pan-Arab Association of Public Service and Commercial Broadcasters based in Tunis. The ASBU is a professional organization, established in Khartoum, with the objective of strengthening ties and promoting cooperation among broadcasters in the Arab States for better production and content development. ASBU provides important services such as engineering and consulting services, radio and television exchange of news, programming and sports, as well as radio and TV training.

Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) is a non-profit, non-government, professional association of broadcasting organisations, formed in 1964 to facilitate the development of broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific region. It provides a forum for promoting the collective interests of television and radio broadcasters, and engages in activities to encourage regional and international cooperation between broadcasters. It currently has nearly 200 members in 58 countries, with its broadcaster members reaching a potential audience of about 3 billion people.
The ABU is the third largest of the world's eight broadcasting unions, but covers the largest geographic area of the world.
The ABU works closely with the other regional broadcasting unions, and with many other international organisations, on matters of common concern. For more information, please visit www.abu.org.my

Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development

The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), established in 1977 under the auspices of UNESCO, is a unique regional inter-governmental organization servicing countries of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in the field of electronic media development. It is hosted by the Government of Malaysia and the secretariat is located in Kuala Lumpur. The AIBD is mandated to achieve a vibrant and cohesive electronic media environment in The Asia-Pacific region through policy and resource development. The Institute enjoys a membership of 26 countries, 94 affiliates and 58 partners in Asia, Pacific, Europe and North America as of December 2010.

Asociación Interamericana de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones

ASIET is the Ibero-American Association of Research Centers and Telecommunication Enterprises. Founded in 1982, ASIET is a non-profit organization. More than 50 Latin American and Spanish telecommunications companies have joined us with the sole purpose of contributing to telecommunications development as a basis of every nation’s growth. Our mission is to be the meeting point for telecommunication operators and other ICT actors in Latin America, and to offer our members products and services focused on developing knowledge management, training and social applications and business opportunities. ASIET also promotes cooperation agreements with international organizations, manufacturers and service providers with the objective of generating complete information in regulatory, technological and commercial issues as well as vectors directed towards the development of the global information society.

ASIET news: http://www.ahciet.net/index.php/actualidad/noticias-ahciet

Associação de Reguladores de Comunicações e Telecomunicações da Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa (ARCTEL-CPLP)

ARCTEL-CPLP is a Regional Association that gathers all the National Regulatory Authorities (NRA) for communications and telecommunications of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and East Timor.ARCT-CPLP is a permanent Forum for exchanging information and sharing experiences in the scope of the communications sector regulation. Its mission is to reinforce the historical bonds of friendship and cooperation between the members of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) and promote the development of the economic and business cooperation through projects of common interests, that contribute to create a better institutional and regulatory environment, thus improving sector cooperation and encouraging innovation and communications development.

Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunications (ARPT)

L'Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunications (ARPT) a été créée dans le cadre de la libéralisation des marchés postal et des télécommunications. Leur ouverture à la concurrence et à la promotion de la participation de l'investissement privé dans ces marchés ont été consacrés par la loi fixant les règles générales relatives à la poste et aux télécommunications Pour l'accomplissement de ses missions en toute indépendance, l'Autorité de régulation est dotée d'organes se composant d'un Conseil de 7 membres et d'un Directeur Général désignés et nommé par le Président de la République. Le Président du Conseil est également désigné par le Président de la République.

Awal Telecommunications Corporation LTD.

AWAL Telecom, with it's telecom Brand A-Tel is one of the fastest growing mobile operators, operating in African Market.

A-TEL FOOTPRINT :
Strong footprint in African Market
Growing position in mobile, broadband and TV services
Substantial activities in subsidiaries and joint venture operations
One of the top 500 global companies by market value *

OUR MAIN REVENUES:
A-Tel provides tele, data and media services in the Our main revenues come from our mobile operations, shared network concept, making us one of the world’s major mobile operators:
A-TEL OFFERS COMMUNICATION SERVICES WORLDWIDE
A-Tel is able to offer a wide range of telecom-related services to consumers and enterprises.
A-Tel is a fast growing provider of mobile and fixed services in African Market as well as having a strong position in the rapidly growing Shared Network Concept. A-Tel's core business in the region includes A-Tel Broadcast, which is among the leading providers of television and satellite broadcasting services in the region and operates the national terrestrial broadcast network in Norway.

Caribbean Broadcasting Union

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) was formed in 1970 with a view to stimulating the flow of broadcast material among the Radio and Television systems in the Caribbean region. CBU is the only Pan-Caribbean medium, reaching over 4.8 million people in the Caribbean and millions of others extra-regionally. CBU functions in both an advocacy and representation role. As a regional institution, it facilitates discussion and analysis that assist in policy formulation on major integration issues. The member territories and associate member territories of the CBU include Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, France, French Guyana, Germany, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, the Netherlands, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago. Turks & Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, United States and the US Virgin Islands.

Commonwealth ITU Group

The Commonwealth ITU Group (CIG) was established in September 2002 during the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in which the 54 Commonwealth member countries sought to organise themselves in supporting the appointment to key positions for the various ITU elected officials including the 5 Elected officers, members of the Radio Regulation Board (RRB), and representation on the ITU Council.

Since then, the CIG have had senior Government officials and Regulators meet on a regular basis to establish a common set of objectives to be achieved at various conferences and meetings of the ITU on International Telecom Regulation, Policy, Radio Spectrum, and related matters, as well as type approval, standardisation, typically addressing the concerns of member states in all aspects of telecommunications development and implementation.

After a decade of CIG activities and geographically covering Commonwealth member States stretching from Canada /Caribbean to Europe/Africa to Asia and the South Pacific; CIG has become an important single large group (of 54 Countries) to influence matters on all aspects of ITU work. Given this role, CIG members work alongside the operators and equipment suppliers etc in order to ensure a more versatile, widely used, compliant and an effectiv (read more ...)

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

About CTO: With a history dating back to 1901, the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) is an international development partnership between the Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth governments, businesses and civil society organisations. CTO provides the international community with effective means to help bridge the digital divide and achieve social and economic development, by delivering to developing countries unique knowledge-sharing programmes, events and conferences in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

With its headquarters in London and recipient members based in Europe, the Caribbean, Americas, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions, CTO has been at the centre of continuous and extensive international communications development funding, co-operation and assistance programmes. CTO’s mission is to reduce global poverty and its development agenda reflects the development challenge set in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The CTO also provides professional training and capacity building programmes through its Programme for Development and Training (PDT) and iLearn initiatives, and is the trusted partner of policy makers, regulators, donor agencies, operators, technology and equipment manufacturers f (read more ...)

Digital Radio Mondiale

Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) is the global open digital broadcasting system for broadcasting bands up to 174 MHz (covering LW, SW, MW and bands I/II). DRM30, used for long distance broadcasting and the well established part of the standard, offers near-FM sound quality plus the ease-of-use that comes from digital transmissions, combined with low power consumption. DRM+ operates in higher frequencies between 30 and 174MHz and uses the same audio coding, data services, multiplexing and signalling schemes as DRM30 and also offers CD-quality audio and surround-sound.
In the few years since its inception, DRM has expanded into an international consortium of broadcasters, manufacturers, and network operators, research institutions, broadcasting unions, regulatory bodies and NGOs. DRM´s membership is global in scope, with members from countries as varied as Ecuador, Germany, China, the U.S.A, Norway, Malaysia, the UK, Japan, Mexico and Australia.
For more information and DRM updates, please visit www.drm.org or write to the DRM Project Office, projectoffice@drm.org .

EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA)

ESOA is a non-profit organisation established with the objective of serving and promoting the common interests of satellite operators. The Association today represents the interests of all EMEA satellite operators who deliver information communication services across the globe.

The EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) has been the voice of Europe’s satellite operators since March 2002 and in 2015, it expanded to cover operators in the EMEA region. ESOA is the world’s only CEO-driven satellite association, and leads a coordinated and impactful response to the global challenges and opportunities the commercial satellite communications sector faces. Today, the Association represents all satellite operators from the EMEA region and other companies that engage in satellite-related activities. It offers a unified voice for the world's largest operators and important regional operators towards all international, regional and national organisations and regulators.

ESOA works to lead a coordinated and impactful response to global challenges and opportunities for the commercial satellite communications sector by raising awareness of the reach, resilience, variety & capability of satellite services. By providing a unified voice and platform for global collabora (read more ...)

European Broadcasting Union

The EBU serves 85 national media organizations in 56 countries in and around Europe. It represents its Members and promotes the values and distinctiveness of public service media in Europe and around the world. The Eurovision and Euroradio networks deliver news, sports, events and music to EBU Members and other media organizations. Services to Members range from legal advice, technical standardization and development to coproductions and exchange of quality European content.

Video: youtu.be/p4fHz2ggCJU

European Communications Office

The European Communications Office (ECO) is the Secretariat of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT), an organisation where policy makers and regulators from 48 countries across Europe collaborate to harmonise telecommunication, radio spectrum and postal regulations.
ECO provides advice and support to CEPT to help it to develop and deliver its policies and decisions in an effective and transparent way. Its core duties are to provide a European centre of expertise in electronic communications, to contribute to the work of the three CEPT committees and to manage CEPT’s day-to-day activities.
ECO further supports CEPT member countries and other stakeholders providing a forum to debate and advance European communications policy for the benefit of all Europe’s citizens.”

European Competitive Telecommunications Association

The European Competitive Telecommunications Association was founded in 1998, and supports the regulatory and commercial interests of new entrant telecoms operators, ISPs and suppliers of products and services to the communications industry. We work for a fair regulatory environment which allows all electronic communications providers to compete on level terms in order to multiply investment and innovation throughout an effective European internal market. The association represents the telecommunications industry to key government and regulatory bodies and maintains a forum for networking and business development.

European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations

The European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations - CEPT - was established in 1959 by 19 countries, which expanded to 26 during its first ten years. Original members were the monopoly-holding postal and telecommunications administrations. CEPT's activities included co-operation on commercial, operational, regulatory and technical standardization issues. Today 48 countries are members of CEPT. The work of CEPT is conducted by three autonomous business Committees: The Electronic Communications Committee (ECC), The European Committee for Postal Regulation (CERP) and The Committee for ITU Policy (Com-ITU)

European Telecommunications Standards Institute

ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. Founded in 1988, ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose 717 member companies and organizations, drawn from 62 countries across 5 continents worldwide, participate directly in its work. ETSI and ITU-D engage in regular knowledge exchange and collaboration.
For more information please visit: www.etsi.org
View Mr Luis Jorge Romero Saro and Mr Michael Sharpe at the 10 Years Anniversary Awards ceremony during TDAG 2014: https://www.flickr.com/photos/itupictures/sets/72157647791578740/

FTTH Council Asia-Pacific

Who they are
The FTTH Council Asia-Pacific is a non-profit organization established in 2005. The organization is building on the success of its sister organizations in the US and Europe to educate the industry and the general public on the opportunities and benefits of FTTH solutions. FTTH Council Asia-Pacific members represent all areas of broadband industries, including telecommunications, computing, networking, system integration, engineering and content-provider companies, as well as traditional telecommunications service providers, utilities and municipalities.

What does this mean?
Members have a forum to apply critical thinking to FTTH technologies and applications. Using member's inputs, they keep the organisation informed about industry trends, share success stories, and provide quality speakers through our speaker's bureau. They offer members an opportunity to network and collaborate while providing consistent information on FTTH from industry experts to members, consumers, media and analysts.

Their Mission
The mission of the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific is to accelerate the adoption of optical fiber access,
by all consumers and organizations that provide and use broadband services, through factually based Education and Promotion, (read more ...)

GEW Technologies (Pty) Ltd.

GEW Technologies (Pty) Ltd, (previously known as Grintek Ewation) is a South African system engineering company established in 1968 and now a major supplier of innovative communication intelligence, spectrum monitoring and security products throughout the world. The company is privately owned with two main shareholders, the Airbus Group and Kunene Finance Company.
GEW Technologies’ expertise lies in the conceptualisation, specification, development, implementation and support of systems for clients including government institutions, spectrum management authorities and national defence forces.
GEW SpecMon (www.gewspecmon.co.za) is a business unit within GEW Technologies (Pty) Ltd and focuses on ITU spectrum monitoring solutions. Spectrum monitoring systems and products are in service with the Communication Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and many other spectrum management authorities worldwide.

International Union of Radio Science

Radio science encompasses the knowledge and study of all aspects of electromagnetic fields and waves. The International Union of Radio Science (Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale), a non-governmental and non-profit organisation under the International Council for Science, is responsible for stimulating and co-ordinating, on an international basis, studies, research, applications, scientific exchange, and communication in the fields of radio science.
URSI has the objective
- to encourage and promote international activity in radio science and its applications, for the benefit of humanity;
- to encourage the adoption of common methods of measurement
- to stimulate and co-ordinate studies of the scientific aspects of the generation, radiation, propagation, and detection of fields and waves and their use in telecommunications.
- to represent radio science to the general public.

LS telcom AG

LS telcom is specialised in providing software and consulting solutions for spectrum management and radio network design. Our core business is the provision of solutions addressing the efficient use of radio spectrum and ensuring a most optimal operation of radio communication services. This includes not only the development of spectrum strategies e.g. maximizing the value of the Digital Dividend or developing migration schemes from analogue to digital broadcast, and the optimisation of spectrum licensing and allocation processes, but also radio and access network design, optimisation and where required installation support. LS telcom is headquartered in Germany with worldwide subsidiaries and representative offices (www.lstelcom.com).

MEO - Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia, S.A.

PT Portugal Shareholding Management Company PLC (“PT Portugal”) is a global telecommunications and multimedia operator based in Portugal. MEO – Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia, SA (“MEO”) is its operational company (and commercial brand), whose activities extend across all telecommunications segments: fixed line, mobile, multimedia, data and business solutions.
It is a client oriented company, focused on innovation and execution to meet the needs of the digital consumer. PT Portugal is organized by customer segments, where MEO also stands for its B2C brand, promoting collaboration between functions and platforms to ensure the best customer experience. The company’s priority is to create sustainable value for all customer segments.
Focus on investment in infrastructure (Fiber Optics and 4G), innovation and services/content are a priority for PT Portugal given its key role in achieving sustained growth, along with the goals of greater competitiveness in the supply of products and services while simultaneously providing greater efficiency in its development and delivery to the market. All this investment is crucial for strengthening the company’s competitiveness and leadership in the various segments and markets where it operates. In response to changing consumer h (read more ...)

Mtel a.d Banja Luka

Mtel with its head office in Banja Luka (Republic of Srpska) is one of the three incumbents and the leading operator in telecommunications in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Providing high-quality services in the field of fixed telephony, mobile telephony, data transmission, Internet and IPTV, Mtel strives to satisfy the needs of Bosnian market. All services are offered under one corporate brand - m:tel.

The majority owner of Mtel, Telekom Srbija, is one of the most important regional telecom operators in the area of South Eastern Europe which offers its services in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Mtel also owns 49% of shares in Mtel Montenegro.

Since the privatization of the major part of the company in 2007 until today, Mtel has achieved outstanding business results.
The success of the company is illustrated with over one million eight hundred thousand customers. Mtel follows the world trends, satisfies the needs of its customers, and is recognized on Bosnian market as the provider of innovations always with effective and trustworthy solutions.

Mtel also has corporate social responsibility as one of many strategic objectives. The company gives a significant support to numerous humanitarian actions, sports, culture and educati (read more ...)

Navajo Nation Telecommunication Regulatory Commission

The Navajo Nation is the largest band of Indigenous people in the United States of America, and exercises sovereignty on Navajo Tribal Lands. The Navajo Nation resides in the southwest desert portion of the United States and is approximately 61,000 square kilometers. The Navajo Nation Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NNTRC) was originally established in 1984, and consists of seven commissioners appointed by the Navajo Nation President and confirmed by the Government Services Committee of the Navajo Nation Council. Navajo Nation Code delegates the NNTRC to promote and regulate all telecommunication matters on the Navajo Nation. The NNTRC works with United States Federal Communication Commission and 3 state regulatory commissions to bring telecommunications to all on the Navajo Nation.

NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a Japanese multinational IT company, has its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. The company provides information technology (IT) and network solutions to business enterprises, communications services providers and government. NEC has structured its organization around three principal segments: IT solutions, network solutions and electronic devices. The IT solutions business delivers computing solutions to business enterprises, government and individual customers — in the form of software, hardware and related services. The network solutions business designs and provides broadband network systems, mobile and wireless communications network systems, mobile handsets, broadcast and other systems. NEC's electronic devices business includes semiconductors, displays and other electronic components. NEC produces Versa notebooks for the international market. Created in 1899, Nippon Electric Company, Limited (renamed NEC Corporation, effective April, 1983, both expressed as NEC hereafter) Japan's first joint venture with foreign capital, was established by Kunihiko Iwadare in association with the U.S. firm Western Electric Company (presently Alcatel-Lucent).

Orange

Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 39 billion euros in 2014 and 157,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2015, including 98,000 employees in France. Present in 28 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 263 million customers worldwide at 30 September 2015, including 200 million mobile customers and 18 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In March 2015, the Group presented its new strategic plan “Essentials2020” which places customer experience at the heart of its strategy with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its new generation networks.

PT Indosat Tbk.

PT Indosat Tbk. was established in 1967 and formerly known as PT Indonesian Satellite Corporation Tbk., is a provider of telecommunication services in Indonesia. It is the second largest telecommunication company for mobile services in Indonesia. On June 22, 2008, Qtel purchased some of the outstanding shares of capital stock. Actually, Indosat provides cellular services, international telecommunications services and satellite services for broadcasting service providers.

Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications

Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communications (RCC) was set up on December 17, 1991 in Moscow by the Heads of Communications Administrations (CA) of independent states with the mission to develop communications networks and facilities; coordination in the field of scientific and technical policy, radiospectrum management, tariff policies for communication services and settlements, staff training; interaction with the international organizations in the field of communications and informatization, information interchange as well as to carry out cooperation between new independent states in the field of telecommunication and postal communication.

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

The privately owned company group has a global presence. It develops, produces, and markets a wide range of electronic capital goods for industry, infrastructure operators, and government agencies. Rohde & Schwarz numbers among the market leaders in all of its business fields, including wireless communications and RF test and measurement, terrestrial TV broadcasting, and technologies relating to the interception and analysis of radio signals. Numerous subsidiaries and representatives not only ensure quick and competent on-site support anywhere in the world, but also safeguard customer investments with comprehensive service and support offerings.In fiscal year 2012/2013, Rohde & Schwarz reached incoming orders in the amount of 2.0 billion. We are proud Sector Members of ITU-D since 1994.

Sentech Ltd.

Sentech Ltd. is a State Owned Enterprise (SOE) operating in the broadcasting signal distribution and telecommunications sectors and reporting to the Minister of Communications. Sentech began as a technical division of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (“SABC”) responsible for signal distribution services of the Corporation. In 1992, the SABC corporatized the division as Sentech, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Corporation. In 1996, the was amended, converting Sentech into a separate public company responsible for providing broadcasting signal distribution services as a ‘common carrier’ to licensed television and radio broadcasters. In 2002, following the de-regulation of the Telecommunications sector, Sentech was awarded two additional licences allowing the Company to provide international voice-based telecommunications and multimedia services.


Sintesio Foundation

Sintesio is an open, not-for-profit foundation, co-founded by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), Slovenian Institute for Standardization (SIST), and Iskratel, a Slovenian telecommunication vendor. The aim of the Foundation is to promote open standards, interoperability in multi-vendor/multi-operator environments, to support standardization efforts and to facilitate vendors collaboration in the area of information and communication technologies and standardization.

The Foundation operates industry grade test bed facility for conformance and interoperability testing. It effectively engaging internal and external professionals and experts from the member’s and partnership organizations in implementing various customer projects and initiatives in the field of conformance and interoperability standards development, validation and testing, type approval testing, consulting and trainings.

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

The mission of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)is to ensure that the interests of consumers are protected and at the same time to nurture conditions for growth of telecommunications, broadcasting and cable services in a manner and at a pace which will enable India to play a leading role in the emerging global information society. One of the main objectives of TRAIis to provide a fair and transparent policy environment which promotes a level playing field and facilitates fair competition. Today there are over 480 million telephone subscribers of which around 440 million are wireless subscribers. On an average over 13 million subscribers are being added every month. The key to the growth has been liberalization, reforms and competition. Forward looking and even handed regulation by the independent statutory regulatory body has promoted competition and consumer interest. The positive regulatory framework has played a major role in achieving the tremendous growth of telecom sector which has contributed significantly to the growth of Indian economy and development process.

Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)

The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago ('the Authority') was established in July 2004 by the enactment of the Telecommunications Act Amended by 17 of 2004 as the independent regulatory body responsible for the transformation of the telecommunications sector from a virtual monopoly to a competitive environment.
The Authority is responsible not only for the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector, but also for regulating both telecommunications and broadcasting sectors, managing spectrum and number resources, establishing equipment and service quality standards, setting guidelines to prevent anti-competitive prices and encouraging investment in order to facilitate the availability of affordable telecommunications and broadcasting services to all.
The Authority is run by a Board of Directors consisting of a Chairman, a Deputy Chairman and nine other members as appointed by the President. The Board overseas the activities of the Authority and appoints an Executive Director who manages the affairs of the Authority subject to the directions of the Board.

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Lebanon is an independent public institution established by Law 431/2002 and legally mandated to liberalize, regulate, and develop telecommunications in Lebanon. The TRA effectively started operations upon the nomination of its Board Members in February 2007.

With the help of a highly dedicated team and in coordination with various ministries, government agencies, and the civil society, the TRA has been able to make significant progress towards assuming its mandate and develop the telecommunications market in Lebanon in cooperation with the Ministry of Telecommunications.

The TRA deploys continuous efforts to develop best in class Lebanese regulatory framework. Through appropriate regulation, the TRA promotes investment and maintains stability in the market. The TRA issues licenses, regulations, and decisions, manages scarce resources including spectrum and numbering, monitors the market for any abuse of dominant market position and anti-competitive practices, and takes remedial action when necessary. The TRA works to promote competition and ensure the rights of users of telecommunications services are respected and works towards developing the broadcasting sector by implementing the national plan for th (read more ...)

Telekom Brunei Berhad (TelBru) Corporate Affairs

TelBru, the Brunei’s premier telecommunication company, provides comprehensive ICT services to Brunei Darussalam estimated population of 370,000 people. Being the pioneer of broadband technology through deployment of NGN, TelBru remain steadfast to the convergence of facilities and infrastructures advancement in the country, whilst seeking opportunities for strategic investments internationally.

Telenor ASA

Telenor Group is an international provider of tele, data and media communication services. Telenor Group has mobile operations in 11 markets in the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia, as well as a voting stake of 42.95 per cent (economic stake 33 per cent) in VimpelCom Ltd., operating in 18 markets. Headquartered in Norway, Telenor Group is one of the world’s major mobile operators with 148 million mobile subscriptions in its consolidated operations per Q1 2013, revenues in 2012 of NOK 102 billion, and a workforce of approximately 30,000. For more information about Telenor Group, please visit www.telenor.com

Teralight, FZ LLC

Teralight has been in business for almost twenty years, with ten years in the Middle East as a Professional & Managed Services Consulting Company with its focus on Telecom Fraud Detection & Elimination, ICT Training & Publishing Services within ICT Industry. The Company is tasked with bringing together divergent technologies, professional services, ICT training programs & publishing services from across the globe that can produce strong, reliable and economically viable platform for its clients and customers. Thus, the company, with offices and professionals in North America, Middle East and in South Asia is able to directly construct solutions with its partners to bring positive and productive solutions for its customers.

The ITU Association of Japan

The ITU Association of Japan (ITU-AJ) was founded on September 1, 1971 to coordinate Japanese activities in telecommunication and broadcasting sectors with international activities. Since then, ITU-AJ has been conducting cooperation/coordination works for international organizations including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).The ITU-AJ, as its regular activities, organizes Study Meetings on Basic Matters for the ITU, ITU-T(Telecommunication standardization Sector), ITU-R (Radiocommunication Sector) and Digital Opportunities. In 1993, ITU-AJ joined the ITU's Development Sector (ITU-D).

VALSCH Consulting

VALSCH Consulting est une entreprise ivoirienne spécialisée dans l’ingénierie et le déploiement des réseaux informatiques de Radiodiffusion, de télédiffusion et de télécommunication. VALSCH Consulting, c’est une équipe dynamique de quatre-vingt (80) personnes dont soixante quatre (64) ingénieurs et techniciens expérimentés avec des compétences toujours actualisées à la pointe de la technologie.VALSCH Consulting se positionne comme le partenaire idéal dans la sous région avec des solutions dédiées aux opérateurs et régulateurs des secteurs télécoms et audiovisuels

World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters

Through service to members, networking and project implementation, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), brings together a network of more than 4,000 community radios, Federations and community media stakeholders in more than 130 countries. The main global impact of AMARC since its creation in 1983, has been to accompany and support the establishment of a worldwide community radio sector that has democratized the media sector. AMARC advocates for the right to communicate at the international, national, local and neighbourhood levels and defends and promotes the interests of the community radio movement through solidarity, networking and cooperation.

ZTE Corporation

Around the World:As one of the first Chinese telecoms equipment provider to pursue business in overseas markets, ZTE now has about 50,000 employees and 8,000 of them are working in about 100 representative offices around the world.
Since 1996, the company has provided products and services to 135 countries and regions, serving major telecoms operators in Asia Pacific, South Asia, North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Through a combination of strategic marketing, product differentiation, cost advantage improvement, human resources optimization and intellectual property management, ZTE has established firm commercial partnerships with over 500 operators around the world.

Research and DevelopmentWith more than 33% of its workforce dedicated to R&D and with 10% of its annual revenues channeled to this field, ZTE has established 15 R&D centers and Institutes across North America, Europe and Asia.
International standards such as CMM and CMMI are strictly applied across all ZTE R&D management processes. Using these scientific management mechanisms and shared technology platforms, ZTE has standardized its R&D processes, shortened R&D periods, reduced costs, optimized design flows and guaranteed the per (read more ...)