20th Meeting of APT Wireless Group (AWG-20)
6 - 9 September 2016, Bangkok, Thailand
The 20th Meeting of the APT Wireless Group (AWG-20) was held
from 6 to 9 September 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was hosted by
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Thailand.
AWG-20 was attended by 201 participants representing Members, Associate
Member, Affiliate Members, International/Regional Organizations and other
organizations. Mr. Virasak Kittivat, Principal Advisor for Foreign Affairs,
MICT, Thailand delivered the inaugural address at the meeting.
AWG-20 continued its activities decided at AWG-19 held in
February this year. The re-organized Sub-Working Groups and Task Groups met
AWG received the Liaison Statement from APT Conference
Preparatory group for WRC-19 (APG-19) to conduct technical and operation
perspectives of WRC-19 Agenda Items 1.5, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.15 and 9.1 (Issues
9.1.1 & 9.1.2). Based on such Liaison Statement, AWG-20 decided to
start the studies in relation to the technical and operation perspectives
of these agenda items. The newly formed Task Group on Railway
Radiocommunications started its work under the WG Service and Application
The following four new APT Reports were approved by AWG-20:
Wireless System in APT Region
Range Radiocommunication Systems and Application Scenarios Operating in the
Frequency Range 275-1000 GHz
on Small Cell Could Services
Shared Access as a National Solution to Access Spectrum for IMT
AWG-20 revised the APT report on “Information of mobile
operators’ frequencies, technologies, and license durations in Asia-Pacific
countries”. AWG-20 also approved 7 Liaison Statements to ITU-R SGs and APT
Standardization Program (ASTAP).
In addition, AWG-20 re-elected Dr. Kohei Satoh (Japan) as
Chairman of AWG and Ms. Zhu Keer (People’s Republic of China) and Mr. Le
Van Tuan (Socialist Republic of Vietnam) as Vice-Chairmen of AWG. The
meeting also appointed Dr. Bambang Setia Nugroho (Indonesia) as Chairman of
Working Group Service and Applications replacing Dr. Andri Qiantori
The next meeting of AWG (AWG-21) has been planned to be held
in late March or early April 2017.
From left: Mr. Le
Van Tuan, Vice Chairman of AWG; Ms. Areewan Haorangsi, Secretary General of
the APT; Mr. Virasak Kittivat, Principal Advisor for Foreign Affairs, MICT,
Thailand; Dr. Kohei Satoh, Chairman of AWG; Ms. Zhu Keer, Vice Chairman of
AWG; and Mr. Masanori Kondo, Deputy Secretary General of the APT
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