ABU to hold seminars on spectrum regulations

MUMBAI: Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) is organising a series of spectrum-related events in June to generate new synergies between spectrum regulators and broadcasters in the Asia-Pacific region.


The ABU is also providing specialist information on broadcasting spectrum to its' members.

The Asia-Pacific Technical Regulators-Broadcasters? Forum, to be held on 8 June in Kuala Lumpur, will address regulatory issues of a technical nature with a regional perspective that concern new technologies, services, spectrum and new players emerging in the broadcasting field.

Says ABU head of transmission technology and spectrum Sharad Sadhu in an official release, ?The event has been put together with the assistance of several national spectrum regulators in the Asia Pacific. The ABU is organising such an event for the first time and we expect it to become an annual feature.?



The Asia-Pacific Technical Regulators-Broadcasters? Forum will be followed by the ABU Preparatory Seminar on World Radio Communication Conference -07 (WRC) from 9 to 11 June.

This seminar will address pressing issues in connection with the International Telecommunication Union?s World Radiocommunication Conference 2007.

The seminar will expose participants to spectrum-related studies being carried out in various parts of the world, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

In addition to these two events, in conjunction with BroadcastAsia in Singapore on 13 to 17 June, the ABU is organising a broadcasting spectrum usage workshop on 15 June, which is to be chaired by ABU technical director Wayne Heads.

The workshop aims to expose broadcasters and other industry players to the impact of new services on broadcasting spectrum and regional planning processes relating to spectrum usage, among other things.

It will also focus on the types of frequency bands used for broadcasting services as well as international regulations, governing the use of broadcasting spectrum.

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