ITU-TRAI International Training Program 2017 Collaborative Regulation for Digital Societies

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) are jointly organizing the “ITU-TRAI Asia-Pacific Regulators’ Roundtable” and the “ITU-TRAI International Training Program (ITP) 2017” during 21-22 August and 23-25 August 2017 respectively in New Delhi, India.

Vanuatu’s ‘Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator’, Ms. Dalsie Baniala is also attending this important training program.

TRR is a statutory body operating independently from the government and the body has the power and functions to regulate telecommunications and radiocommunications services in Vanuatu as provided in the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications No.30 of 2009 (the Act).

Their role is to report and advise the Minister responsible for telecommunications as to policy and making of regulations and to ensure that it is implemented, facilitated and enforced and to facilitate the development of the telecommunications sector and manage radio-frequency spectrum in order to promote national, social and economic development.

​The ITU-TRAI International Training Program 2017 will build skills to address the policy and regulatory issues in the era beyond convergence of telecommunications and information technology.

In particular, the event will focus on the implications of Collaborative Regulation for Digital Societies.

The Program will highlight the building blocks required to ensure that regulatory measures remain relevant and appropriate for the new environment.

It will bring together international experiences in this area with a focus on India’s experiences and the lessons learnt.

​​​The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) are jointly organizing the “ITU-TRAI Asia-Pacific Regulators’ Roundtable” and the “ITU-TRAI International Training Program (ITP) 2017” during 21-22 August and 23-25 August 2017 respectively in New Delhi, India.
​The ITU-TRAI International Training Program 2017 will build skills to address the policy and regulatory issues in the era beyond convergence of telecommunications and information technology. In particular, the event will focus on the implications of Collaborative Regulation for Digital Societies. The Program will highlight the building blocks required to ensure that regulatory measures remain relevant and appropriate for the new environment. It will bring together international experiences in this area with a focus on India’s experiences and the lessons learnt.

Interested participants are requested to complete the registration form and submit to ITU no later than 31 July 2017. Please note that participation in the Regulators’ Roundtable​ is limited to senior representatives of telecommunication/ICT policy making and regulatory agencies only. The meeting will be conducted in English and will be paperless.

ITU is pleased to provide one full fellowship to one participant duely authroised by the respective ITU Administration from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and low-income countries with a per capita Gross Domestice Product (GDP) not exceeding USD 2’000 from the Asia-Pacific region, subject to available budget. The deadline for fellowship applications is 21 July 2017. ​

Mr. Sameer Sharma of the ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (telephone: +66 2 575 0055, email: sameer.sharma@itu.int) and Ms. Porntip Modethes (email: porntip.modethes@itu.int) are at the disposal of participants who require assistance for the Regulators’ Roundtable​​ and the International Training Program.​​​

International Training Programme Agenda

 

​​Day 1: Wednesday 23 August ​

08:30 – 09:00​ TEA/COFFEE
09:00 – 10:30​ SESSION Inauguration:
Welcome: TRAI/ITU

  • Welcome address- Mr. S.K. Gupta, Secretary TRAI [Bio]
  • Address – Mr. Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor, ITU Regional Office, Asia-Pacific [Bio] [Speech​​]
  • Special Address – Mr. Anil Kaushal, Member, TRAI [Bio]
  • Keynote address – Mr. R.S. Sharma, Chairman, TRAI [Bio]
  • Inaugural address – Justice Shiva Kirti Singh, Chairman TDSAT
  • Vote of Thanks – Mr. U.K. Srivastava, Pr.Advisor TRAI [Bio]

Group Photograph

10.30 – 11.00 MORNING TEA
11.00 – 12.30 Session 1
Regulatory approaches for Smart Societies

12.30 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 15.30 SESSION 2:
Converged Licensing Regime:

15.30 – 16.00 AFTERNOON TEA
16.00 – 17.00 SESSION 3
Converged Licensing Regime: Broadcasting

  • Regulating Broadcasting Sector – Mr. S.K. Gupta, Pr. Advisor TRAI [Bio] [Presentation​​]
  • Digitization of Cable TV – Mr. Ashish Bhatia, Head Broadband Business, Siti Cable [Bio] [Presentation​​]
  • Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting (DTTB) – Ms. Supriya Sahu, Director General, Doordarshan

​​ ​End of Day 1

 

​​Day 2: Thursday 24 August ​

08:30 – 09:00​ TEA/COFFEE
09:00 – 10:30​ SESSION 1
Collaborative Regulation

  • Digital Financial Services – Mr. S.K. Mishra, Pr. Advisor TRAI
  • E-education – Mr. N Parameswaran, Senior Consultant, MHRD [Bio] [Presentation​​]
  • E-Agriculture Harnessing ICT for financial inclusion – Mr. Sudhanshu Jain, Centre for Agriculture and biosciences International – South Asia
  • Competition issues in Telecom Service – Mr. Kaushal Kishore, Advisor TRAI [Bio] [Presentation​​]
10.30 – 11.00 MORNING TEA
11.00 – 12.30 SESSION 2
National Broadband Plan: Strategies, design and implementation

  • Status of NBP in Asia-Pacific – Mr. Sameer Sharma, ITU [Bio]
  • Digital India – Mr. Premjit Lal, Director, Infra & e-Services, NeGD [Bio]
  • Infrastructure / Services roll out – Mr. Deepak Chanduka, CGM, BBNL [Bio] [Presentation​​]
  • Nationwide interoperable public Wifi – Mr. Arvind Kumar, Advisor TRAI [Bio] [Presentation​​]
12.30 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 15.30 SESSION 3
Spectrum Planning and Management : Strategies for 5G and beyond:

  • Bands for IMT 2020 – Mr. Bharat Bhatia, Motorola Solutions [Bio] [Presentation​​]
  • Spectrum Auction Methodology, Mr. Manish Mathur, M-junction [Bio] [Presentation​​]
  • Digital Dividend & Spectrum re-farming – Mr. Jitendra Singh, Qualcomm [Bio] [Presentation​​]
  • Spectrum Pricing options and methodologies – Mr. S.K. Mishra, Pr. Advisor TRAI
15.30 – 16.00 AFTERNOON TEA:
16.00 – 17.00 SESSION 4
Infrastructure Sharing

  • Int’l best practices in telecom infrastructure sharing – Mr. T.R. Dua, Director General – TAIPA [Bio] [Presentation​​]
  • Telecom Infrstaructure in Indian subcontinent – Mr. Umang Das, Chief Mentor-ATC Towers [Bio] [Presentation​​]
  • Role of Infrastructure sharing in Digital India – Mr. Biswajit Patnaik, Bharti Infratel [Bio] [Presentation​​]

​​ ​End of Day 2

 

​​Day 3: Friday 25 August ​

08:30 – 09:00​ TEA/COFFEE
9.00 – 10.15 SESSION 1
Consumer Protection & Quality of Service

  • Quality of Service Monitoring in India – Mr.Asit Kadayan, Advisor TRAI
  • Emerging issues for consumers for online services – Mr. Biju Dominic, CEO Finalmile Consulting [Bio] [Presentation​​]
10.15 to 10.30 MORNING TEA
10.30 – 11.45 SESSION 2
Building Trust in Digital World

  • Digital Infrastructure – Mr. Rajesh Sharma, Director (Capacity Building ) NeGD [Bio] [Presentation​​]
  • Digital Identifiers – Mr. Ashok Kumar, ADG UIDAI [Presentation​​]
  • Trust, Privacy & Security – Mr. P.K. Singh, Director (Security) DoT
11.45 – 13.15 SESSION 3
IOT/ M2M Communications

  • Standardisation and Inter- operability – Mr. Vipin Tyagi, EDR C-DOT [Bio]
  • Regulatory framework – Mr. Sanjeev Banzal, Advisor TRAI [Bio] [Presentation​​]
  • QoS, Privacy and security – Mr. Sharad Arora, Sensorise
  • IoT Technologies and use cases – Mr. Radhey Shyam Sarda, Huawei
13.15 – 13.30 Closing Ceremony
Summing up

  • Mr. R.S. Sharma, Chairman, TRAI
  • Mr. Anil Kaushal, Member, TRAI
  • Mr. S.K.Gupta, Secretary, TRAI
  • Mr. Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor, ITU Regional Office, Asia-Pacific
13.30 – 14.30 LUNCH
14.30 onwards Field Visit

 

 

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