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Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT)

The Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) was founded on the joint initiatives of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The APT was established in Bangkok in July 1979. The APT is an Intergovernmental Organization operates in conjunction with telecom service providers, manufacturers of communications equipment, and research and development organizations active in the field of communication, information and innovation technologies. APT serves as the focal organization for ICT in the region. The APT covers 34 member countries, with 4 associate members and 123 affiliate members. Through its various programmes and activities, APT has made a significant contribution to the development growth in ICT sectors.
 
Throughout the past years, APT has been able to assist members in the preparation of Global conferences such as ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP), World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC), World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC), World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS),  World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA) and the ITU meetings. APT is also involved in promoting regional harmonization of their programmes and activities in the region.
 
(Source APT)

Central Asian Cellular Forum

“Central Asian Cellular Forum (CACF) is a principal 3G technology forum working as a central hub for the 3G wireless industry stakeholders. Over the years, we have worked with governments, regulators and leading 3G operators across the region. We have assisted these operators with 3G policy regulation and provided them with network planning, deployment and optimization services. CACF has also played an important role in 3G competence development by delivering seminars, training sessions and workshops for industry professionals. Telecom ministries of different countries of the region have sought CACF’s help in resolving 3G policy and regulatory issues while aiding industry watchdogs in formalizing 3G licensing framework and frequency allocation.

The scope of the forum is to work with regional governments, telecom regulators, operators, broadcasters, manufacturers, academia and the general public of the greater Central Asian region, Pakistan and Afghanistan toward 3G technology awareness, promotion and development.

(Source CACF)

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) is an international development partnership between the Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth governments, business and civil society organisations. It provides the international community with effective means to help bridge the digital divide and achieve social and economic development, by delivering to developing countries unique knowledge-sharing programmes in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the specific areas of Telecommunications, IT, Broadcasting and the Internet.

(Source CTO)

Pacific Islands Telecommunications Organisation

The Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) is a non-profit organisation formed to represent the interests of Pacific Islands in the field of telecommunications. The object of the association is to improve, promote, enhance, facilitate and provide telecommunications services within Member and Associate Member countries.

PITA Members are telecommunication entities in Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Australia and New Zealand. Associate Members are suppliers of telecommunication equipment and services. Partner agencies are regional and international organisations with vested interest in telecommunications and its development. Telecom Regulatory body from government has a special membership category.

Pacific Telecommunications Council

The Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) is a leading professional organization promoting the advancement and commercial use of information and communication technologies, services, policies, and knowledge, to benefit its members and the people of the Pacific Hemisphere.

(Source PTC)
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