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Transition to 5G featured topic at ITU Regional Radiocommunication Seminar for Asia Pacific

More than 140 industry experts and stakeholders convene from 22 countries in the Asia-Pacific region

Geneva, 13 December 2017

​The ITU 2017 Regional Radiocommunication Seminar for Asia and the Pacific was jointly organized by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Cambodia and ITU from 4-7 December 2017 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The seminar gathered over 140 industry experts and stakeholders, including ITU Member States and Sector Members, regulators, and representatives of the telecommunication industry, operators, associations and academia from 22 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Participants convened to discuss spectrum management at the national and international levels, monitoring, national regulatory plans, and regulatory and market aspects of spectrum management. It ended with a renewed commitment to collaboration and capacity-building programmes among all stakeholders.

The seminar also included a forum on transition to 5G in the region, which attracted participations from a wide range of the radiocommunication stakeholders in the region.

"ITU Regional Radiocommunication Seminars, like this one organized in Phnom Penh, are an important step in preparing spectrum management decisions in the region," said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao.

In his opening statement, Cambodia's Minister of Posts and Telecommunication, Tram Iv Tek, said, "I am glad that this seminar will foster cooperation and coordination among the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region to enable the development of future radiocommunications."

"ITU's 2017 Regional Radiocommunication Seminar for Asia and the Pacific has significantly contributed towards the dissemination of information and capacity-building in the Asia-Pacific region and the development of the region's broadband ecosystem," said François Rancy, Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau.

For further information, please visit the seminar's webpage.