13 June 2008 - ICT Ministers and telecom regulators will be meeting in Singapore next week to discuss issues relating to the development of broadband and next generation networks. Held in conjunction with the Infocomm Media Business Exchange (imbX), Asia's largest infocomm and media trade event, Singapore will host the imbX Ministerial Forum on ICT and the ASEAN Telecommunication Regulators' Council (ATRC) meeting.
Singapore, 13 June 2008 | For Immediate Release
ICT Ministers and telecom regulators will be meeting in Singapore next week to discuss issues relating to the development of broadband and next generation networks. Held in conjunction with the Infocomm Media Business Exchange (imbX), Asia's largest infocomm and media trade event, Singapore will host the imbX Ministerial Forum on ICT and the ASEAN Telecommunication Regulators' Council (ATRC) meeting.
Fourth imbX Ministerial Forum on ICT
Into its fourth year, the imbX Ministerial Forum is an annual high-level dialogue where ICT Ministers, senior officials and industry experts discuss key ICT trends, policies and regulations. This year, the theme of the Forum is "Broadband: Opportunities and Challenges" and it will be held on 17 June afternoon.
The Forum will be hosted by Dr Lee Boon Yang, Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA). Ministers and senior officials from all the ASEAN countries together with Bhutan, the Maldives and Oman will be attending the Forum. The delegation list is in Annex A (18.58KB). The Ministers and industry leaders will explore opportunities and discuss the challenges arising from recent broadband developments around the world.
14th ATRC Meeting
Over 80 regulatory officials and industry players will meet to discuss regulatory issues related to interconnection, network security and next-generation networks at the 14th ATRC meeting. Hosted by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), the meeting will be attended by telecommunication regulators from the ASEAN nations and dialogue partners from China and Japan. The meeting will also explore the possibility of a stronger framework of co-operation. The three-day meeting will be officially opened by Minister Lee Boon Yang on 18 June at 9.00am.
In addition to the meetings, the visiting ministers, senior officials and regulators will also attend the opening ceremony of imbX on 17 June and other imbX events.
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About the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts
The Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) is a multi-faceted ministry. It is both an economic and social ministry with the vision to nurture and develop a Creative Economy, Gracious Community and Connected Singapore.
The Ministry's mission is to develop Singapore as a Global City for information, communications and the arts, so as to build a creative economy and a connected society with a Singaporean identity rooted in our multicultural heritage. It aims to propel the creative economy through the development and promotion of the creative industries (arts, design and media) and infocomm technology sector to create new economic value and jobs. It also aims to forge a strong sense of community, national identity, rootedness and inclusion among Singaporeans, and to foster better understanding between the Government and its various stakeholders through effective public communications. More information on MICA is available at www.mci.gov.sg.
About Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is committed to growing Singapore into a dynamic global Infocomm hub. IDA uses an integrated approach to developing Infocommunications in Singapore. This involves nurturing a competitive telecoms market as well as a conducive business environment with programmes and schemes for both local and international companies. For more information, visit https://www.imda.gov.sg/.
About the Infocomm Media Business Exchange
The Infocomm Media Business Exchange (imbX) is Asia's largest infocomm and media business platform that brings together business leaders, companies and industry professionals to showcase their latest innovations, network, exchange ideas and tap new markets. The stakeholders in imbX are Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA). To be held from 17 to 20 June, imbX incorporates CommunicAsia2008, BroadcastAsia2008, EnterpriseIT2008, InteractiveDME, CGOverdrive 2008, iX2008 Conference and a host of complementary events. For further information on imbX, please visit www.visit-imbx.com.
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