21 - 25 NOVEMBER 2016

Industry Landscape

The global communications and ICT industry has evolved at a rapid rate, led by fast-paced advances in technology. As a result, consumer lifestyles around the world have taken on an increasing digital focus, a trend that has accelerated with the convergence and confluence of communications, multimedia and content.

In its wake, 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 norms now need to be revisited, enhanced or tweaked to better reflect these rapid changes. In tandem, there is a need for the skills sets, competencies and knowledge bank of industry stakeholders and practitioners to be refreshed in order to keep pace with these 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 designed to address the capacity needs of the globalised and converged communications and ICT industry.

About the CTPR Master Class

The 2016 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 on all matters related to the converged telecommunications space. The 2016 CTPR Master Class for ASEAN countries is the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific Region, and is hosted in collaboration with Telkom University, Bandung, Indonesia.

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

Modules That Will Be Covered in the Professional Master Class (1 Week Programme)

Module 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.
Module 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.
Module 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.
Module 4:
Disruptive 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.
Module 5:
Smart Digital Nation, Cities and Communities
This module looks at 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.

How the Master Class is Delivered

An intensive blended learning & interactive course that includes:

Duration of CTPR Master Class

21- 25 November 2016

Who Should Attend?

Mid to Senior level executives from national regulatory agencies, relevant government agencies (ministries and departments), telecoms operators (fixed/cellular), broadcasters, industry consultants, academia and equipment manufacturers/vendors.

Programme Venue

Hilton Hotel, Bandung, Indonesia.

Benefits That Will Be Accrued By Attending This Master Class

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

About GSMA

The GSMA unites nearly 800 operators with more than 250 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, www.topuniversities.com 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).

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