The Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) organized the South Asian Telecommunication Regulators’ Council (SATRC) Workshop on Spectrum from 31 January to 2 February 2023 in New Delhi, India, with hybrid format (both physical and virtual/online attendance through Zoom meeting). The workshop was hosted by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
The SATRC Workshop on Spectrum is a part of the implementation of SATRC Action Plan Phase VIII (SAP-VIII) for 2022-2023 which was approved by the 22nd SATRC meeting held in 2021 virtually. The workshop will focus on approaches towards spectrum harmonization for 5G bands, evaluation of spectrum utilization, regulatory approaches for sharing, trading and leasing of spectrum, cross border coordination for interference, development of spectrum management infrastructure, procedure and tools in the context of South Asia. The objective of this workshop is to share insights, experiences, best practices as well as engage in dialogue to identify the challenges, opportunities and possible way forward on the work items under the SATRC Working Group on Spectrum for SAP-VIII in order to have better understanding on those issues. It will also provide an opportunity for the SATRC Members as well as industry to share their experiences and future plan on spectrum management.