Vietnam contributes to regional frequency management

Tuesday, 2018-04-10 11:24:53
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Participants join a photo session at the 23rd meeting of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) Wireless Group (AWG-23) in Da Nang. (Photo:VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam has actively participated in forums and meetings of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) Wireless Group, heard the 23rd meeting of the APT Wireless Group (AWG-23) which opened in the central city of Da Nang on April 9.

The event, runs until April 13, and has drawn the participation of regional and international experts in wireless communications from APT members and leading businesses such as Vietnam Post and Telecommunications, Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group, GSMA, Ericsson, Huawei, and Samsung, among others.

Vietnam’s hosting of the AWG meetings has served to affirm the country’s increasing position in frequency management and wireless communication.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Hong Hai said the demand for mobile communications can be seen through the continuing development of the telecommunication and mobile internet infrastructure.

Wireless applications and technologies such as ITS, wireless power transmission, railway radio communication system, and unmanned aircraft are rapidly emerging areas as well. It all requires policy makers to draft the relevant policies, and allocate additional spectrum resources and operators to prepare for this development.

Deputy Minister Hai spoke of his appreciation for the key contribution of AWG to the growth of radio communications by developing the best practices and recommendations for the use of the broadcast spectrum and harmonizing mobile broadband and emerging technologies.

He expressed his hope that the AWG-23 will offer solutions to current challenges and create optimal conditions for the effective implementation of wireless systems.

Results delivered at the AWG meetings over the past years had been widely used not just in the local region, but on a global platform as well. For example, APT’s plan for the 700 MHz band, which was used for television technology, was then applied to broadband radio in European and African countries.

The AWG meetings are expected to contribute to the growth of radio communications by developing the best practices and recommendations for the use of the broadcast spectrum and harmonizing mobile broadband and emerging technologies, he said.

Also on the agenda are the many significant issues on frequency management, including the utilisation of shared broadband and research on the application of wireless technologies.