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Regional Seminar on International Mobile Telecommunication (IMT)



The ITU Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar on “IMT towards 2020 and beyond – Technology & Spectrum” is being organized by ITU and is kindly hosted by Ministry of Information and Communication of Viet Nam with support from various sponsoring entities; on 11th of February 2014 in New World Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City - Viet Nam.

The objective of this event is to highlight the importance of IMT for ICT development and emphasize the need to adopt harmonized solutions to issues related technological advancement and spectrum availability for IMT systems in future. It will give a good insight into the development of IMT technologies in the near term as well as on ITU and external research activities for IMT beyond 2020 and provide the opportunity to ask questions from the experts involved in the work.


The Seminar is essentially targeted towards the senior officials from Ministries, Regulators, Industry, National Spectrum Managing organizations, academia and International organizations involved in developing ICT policies, regulations, operations, strategies and other associated development activities within Asia-Pacific region.

Please find below the provisional program while other relevant information including the practical information for participants, registration and fellowship request forms of the event could be accessed on the right hand side under tab Event Documents.

Please Note:

  1. This seminar will be followed immediately by the meeting of ITU-R Working Party 5D, the group dealing with IMT systems, from 12-19 February 2014. Details of this meeting can be found at:
  2. For any other additional information please feel free to contact Mr. Aamir Riaz ( ) or Mr. Christiono Andreas (


Moderated by : Mr. Hakan Ohlsen, Ericsson Vietnam

Topic ​Speaker

Seminar Opening

​Mr. Doan Quang Hoan, Director General ARFM

Seminar Remarks

Ms. Aurora Rubio, Head ITU AO for south East Asia

Seminar Address

​Mr. Stephen Blust, Chairman ITU-R WP5D

Mobile market and traffic growth

Ms. Amy Sanders, ALU

3GPP IMT technology development and spectrum aspects

​Mr. Antti Toskala, NSN

Research trends and IMT beyond 2020

​Mr. Johan Skold, ericsson

Mobile​ devices and services - Past and Future

​Mr. Haeyoung Jun, Samsung

Spectrum and technology in Vietnam

​Mr. Dinh Chi, ARFM

Questions and Answers


Moderated by: Mr. Le Van Tuan, ARFM

IMT activities conducted by ITU-D

Mr. Aamir Riaz, ITU-D

Estimated future spectrum needs for IMT

​​Mr. Hiroyuki Atarashi, NTT DoCoMo

LSA facilitates national spectrum access for IMT

​​Ms. Eiman Mohyeldin, NSN

​IMT for developing countries

​Mr. Soglo Bienvenu, Qualcomm

​New trends on TV-Content Consumption

​Mr. ​Lasse Wieweg, Ericsson

Possible candidate bands for IMT for WRC-15

​​Mr. Jiao Jian, Huawei

Sharing and compatibility studies towards WRC-15

​​Mr. Reza Arefi, Intel

Questions and Answers