PTA Hosts SATRC23 Workshop to Explore Telecom Industry’s Key Matters

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is hosting a three-day workshop, the South Asian Telecommunication Regulators’ Council (SATRC23), aimed at exploring key matters related to new technologies, regulation, and policies in the telecommunications sector. The workshop brings together experts and policymakers from across South Asia to discuss the latest developments and challenges facing the industry.

Among the attendees are Federal Secretary of the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MOITT), Mr. Navid Ahmed Shaikh, Chairman of PTA, Mr. Muhammad Naveed, Secretary General of Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT), Mr. Masanori Kondo, Member Telecom of MOITT, Mr. Omar Malik, as well as industry experts and participants.

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The workshop will cover topics such as 5G deployment, spectrum management, digital inclusion, cybersecurity, and regulatory frameworks. The goal is to create a collaborative platform for participants to share their experiences and insights, and to develop recommendations that can inform future policy and regulatory decisions in the telecommunications sector.

In his opening remarks, Chairman of PTA, Mr. Muhammad Naveed, emphasized the importance of collaboration and knowledge sharing to promote growth and development in the telecommunications industry. He said, “The SATRC platform is a vital forum for us to exchange ideas, share best practices, and learn from each other’s experiences. As we navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of telecommunications, it is crucial that we work together to address common challenges and seize new opportunities.”

Federal Secretary of MOITT, Mr. Navid Ahmed Shaikh, highlighted the role of telecommunications in driving economic growth and social development in South Asia. He said, “The telecommunications sector is a key enabler of digital transformation and innovation. It has the potential to create new jobs, enhance connectivity, and improve access to essential services such as healthcare and education. We must work together to create an enabling environment that fosters innovation and promotes sustainable growth.”

The SATRC23 workshop is an important opportunity for policymakers and industry experts to come together to discuss critical issues facing the telecommunications sector in South Asia. The insights and recommendations developed during the workshop have the potential to inform policy and regulatory decisions that can promote growth, innovation, and inclusion in the region.

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