Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Standardization Program (ASTAP)


The Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) Standardization Program (ASTAP) was formed in 1998 in order to establish regional cooperation on standardization among APT Members and to contribute to global standardization activities. It is one of the major APT Work Program in the Area of Standardization and Technology Development. Over the years, ASTAP has matured to fulfil its objectives and has become a regional platform for cooperative standardization activities. Currently, ASTAP is working on many important areas related to standardization and technology development. Among those are Bridging Standardization Gap,  Green ICT, EMF Exposure, M2M, Future Network, NGN, Seamless Access Communication, Multimedia Applications, Information Security, SNLP and Accessibility and Usability. Recently, ASTAP has included the issues of Conformance and Interoperability (C&I) in its activities.


The objectives of ASTAP are as follows:

  • To establish regional cooperation on standardization and to contribute to global standardization activities;
  • To harmonize standardization activities in the region through cooperative standardization activities such as exchange of views and information;
  • To share knowledge and experience among APT members through studies, research and analysis on telecommunications/ICT areas;
  • To assist APT members, especially developing country members, to develop the skills in telecommunications/ICT areas by providing research and analysis-based study results and surveys on key telecommunications/ICT areas;
  • To enhance the level of expertise on standardization for telecommunications/ICT areas among APT members;
  • To foster appropriate institutional arrangements for promotion of telecommunications/ ICT standardization in the Asia-Pacific region.


ASTAP consists of Plenary, three Working Groups and ASTAP Advisory Board. ASTAP has a Chair and Vice-Chairs. The Working Groups of ASTAP are as follows:

Office Bearers

Chair: Dr. Hyoung Jun Kim (Republic of Korea)
Vice-Chairs: Dr. Hideyuki Iwata (Japan), Mr. Xiaoyu You (People's Republic of China)

List of ASTAP Office Bearers (as of ASTAP-36)


Meetings/ Seminars/ Workshops

36th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-36), 20-24 May 2024, Bangkok, Thailand

35th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-35), 17-20 April 2023, Bangkok, Thailand
34th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-34)
, 18-22 April 2022, Virtual/Online Meeting

33rd ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-33), 7-15 June 2021, Virtual/Online Meeting
32nd ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-32)
, 10-11 November 2020, Virtual Meeting

31st ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-31), 11-15 June 2019, Tokyo, Japan

30th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-30), 21-25 May 2018, Bangkok, Thailand 

29th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-29), 22-25 August 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

28th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-28), 6 -10 March 2017, Bangkok, Thailand 

27th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-27), 7-11 March 2016, Pattaya, Thailand

26th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-26), 9-12 September 2015, Bangkok, Thailand

APT/ITU Conformance and Interoperability Event 2015, 7-8 September 2015, Bangkok, Thailand

The 25th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-25), 02-06 March 2015, Bangkok, Thailand

The 24th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-24), 27-29 August 2014, Bangkok, Thailand

The 23rd ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-23), 03-07 March 2014, Pattaya, Thailand

The 22nd ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-22), 11-14 September 2013, Bangkok, Thailand

The 21st ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-21), 11-15 March 2013, Bangkok, Thailand

The 20th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-20), 30 July-1 August 2012, Bangkok, Thailand

The 19th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-19), 24-26 October 2011, Manila, Philippines

The 18th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-18), 23-26 May 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

The 17th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-17), 5-9 July 2010, Pattaya, Thailand

The 16th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-16), 25-27 August 2009, Macao, China

The 15th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-15), 9-11 March 2009, Bangkok, Thailand

The 14th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-14), 9-11 June 2008, Kobe, Japan

The 13th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-13), 1-4 October 2007, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The 12th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-12), 12- 15 March 2007, Bangkok, Thailand

The 11th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-11), 13 - 16 June 2006, Bangkok, Thailand

The 10th ASTAP Forum  (ASTAP-10), 25 - 28 October 2005, Melbourne, Australia

The 9th ASTAP Forum (ASTAP-9), 29 March - 1 April 2005, Bangkok, Thailand





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Asia-Pacific Telecommunity
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