18 - 22 SEPTEMBER 2017

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Industry Landscape

Innovation in the global communications, ICT and mobile industry has brought connectivity to more people than ever before. For example, there are now 4.7 billion unique mobile subscribers around the world. But communications technology enables much more than connectivity — it empowers people through an ever-growing range of internet and mobile-enabled services. This trend is also accelerating the convergence of communications and content.

As a result, industry stakeholders across the globe have had to adjust to new challenges, business opportunities and threats. This means policy, regulations, codes of conduct, industry specifications and standards need to be revisited, enhanced or tweaked to better reflect these rapid changes. There is also the need for the skills sets, competencies and knowledge resource of industry stakeholders and practitioners to be refreshed in order to keep pace with these incessant changes. This is the driver behind the ‘Converged Telecommunications Policy & Regulations (CTPR)’ Master Class for ASEAN countries. This collaborative effort from the Multimedia University (MMU), GSMA and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is crafted to address the capacity needs of the globalised and converged communications, ICT and mobile industry.

About the CTPR Master Class

The 2017 CTPR Master Class is designed to offer mid to senior level executives in national regulatory agencies, relevant government ministries, telecommunication service providers, broadcasters, equipment manufacturers/vendors in the ASEAN countries and Asia Pacific Region, a holistic and up-to-date world view of all matters related to the converged telecommunications space. The 2017 CTPR Master Class for ASEAN countries is hosted in Bangkok, in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand.

This intensive, one-week programme brings together an international, collaborative network of academics, regulators and industry experts to highlight current global approaches to CTPR issues. Participants will be awarded a Certificate endorsed by all three parties – MMU, GSMA and MCMC.

Modules for the Master Class (1 week programme)

1 Converged Policy and Collaborative Regulations Highlights the principles governing policy formulation, legislation and regulation. Also looks at innovative and collaborative approaches to current and future trends in international telecommunications law and policy, as well as global markets, government and regional regulations.
2 Managing Spectrum to Maximise Social and Economic Benefits Explores the socio-economic impact of efficient and effective spectrum management. This will help delegates from the ASEAN region gain a holistic view of the value and impact of spectrum on national and regional development and sustainability.
3 Emerging Technologies and Networks Technology convergence is the underpinning layer that supports new directions in digital services. This module looks at the opportunities and challenges of digitisation, current trends in digital services, and presents insights on the future ramifications of technology and networks.
4 Digital Business and Economics The digital economy has critical and far reaching implications for nations, businesses and society. This module offers case studies and discussions on how disruptive technologies are reshaping business models and transforming businesses.
5 Smart Digital Nation, Cities and Communities This module looks at a range of pertinent issues including encouraging the growth and development of IoT services, platforms for digital identity, financial inclusion, new directions in digital services and big data analytics.

Duration of 2017 CTPR Master Class

18- 22 September 2017 (Monday to Friday)

Target Audience

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Programme Venue and Fee

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Benefits That Will Be Accrued By Attending This Master Class

1 Exposure to latest global thinking on converged policy & regulatory matters
3 Exposure and understanding of the latest technological advances related to the industry and where it is heading
2 Better understanding of related global laws/acts & regulations      
4 Networking with noted local and international industry thought leaders

About GSMA

The GSMA unites nearly 800 operators with with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences. The GSMA’s Capacity Building programme works with partner organisations to deliver high-quality training to students and regulatory professionals.

About Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

MCMC implements and promotes the national policy objectives for the communications and multimedia sector in Malaysia. It is charged with overseeing the regulatory framework for the converging industries of telecommunications, broadcasting and online activities in accordance with the national policy objectives set out in the Communications & Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA). MCMC also has the responsibility for postal services and digital certification under the Postal Services Act and the Digital Signature Act 1997 respectively. The Act provides that MCMC undertakes a policy implementation role, while policy decision making is vested with the Minister.

About Multimedia University (MMU)

Established in 1996 as Malaysia’s first private university, MMU offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Law, ICT/IT, Creative Multimedia, Cinematic Arts, Engineering, Management, Business, Strategic Communication, Accounting, Banking and Finance across its three campuses in Malaysia. MMU hosts over 16,000 students, of whom over 1,200 are international students representing more than 70 countries. Currently, ranks MMU as a Top 200 World University by Subject in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In 2014, it ranked MMU as a Top 250 World University by Subject in Computer Science and Information Systems. The list also infers MMU as one of Asia’s Top 10 Private University in Engineering and ICT/IT. Also in 2014, MMU was voted as one of Asia’s best private educational institutions by World Consulting & Research Corporation (WCRC).

About the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)

NBTC has been established under the Act on Organization to Assign Radio Frequency and Regulate the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Services 2010. It is the independent communications regulator of Thailand. Under the Act, its primary objectives are to manage radio frequency, regulate broadcasting and telecommunications sector. Moreover, it is also in charge of protecting consumers’ rights, ensuring universal communication services, and promoting R&D. Even though, the Act stipulates that NBTC is independent, it works closely with related government agencies. NBTC is composed of 11 commissioners. They have a six-year term and work full time.

About Chulalongkorn University

Chulalongkorn University is Thailand’s first institution of higher learning. Established in March 1917 by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI), the university was named after his father, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), who laid the foundation for modern education in Thailand. In keeping with the shared vision of both kings, Chulalongkorn University has earned its reputation as an institution for academic excellence, where nearly a century of honorable tradition is perfectly combined with modern fields of study. In 2016, we were ranked 252nd among the world’s top 2,000 universities in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Ranking and 1st in Thailand in QS University Rankings: Asia for 2016. Chulalongkorn University has grown into a leading global university with over 39,000 Thai and international students, including approximately 26,000 undergraduates and 13,000 postgraduates, across 19 faculties and 16 colleges and research institutes.

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