The Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) Preparatory Group for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) is meeting in Perth this week to discuss spectrum and satellite issues.
12 March 2018
Over five days, more than 350 delegates from over 25 countries across the Asia-Pacific will discuss regional views on proposals to change global spectrum and satellite regulations.
The event is the third of five meetings of the group and allows participating nations to reach strong consensus in the lead up to next year's WRC-19.
The Australian Government hosted the meeting, represented by the Department of Communications and the Arts in partnership with the Australian Communications and Media Authority. The Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts, Mike Mrdak AO, delivered the inaugural address.
"The Australian Government is proud to be hosting the third meeting of the APT," Mike Mrdak AO said.
"We are honoured that Australia has again been trusted with such an important event in the Asia-Pacific radiocommunications calendar."
The meeting marks the third time Australia has hosted the APT Preparatory Group for WRC, which is an important forum to ensure the Asia-Pacific is well represented in global radiocommunications forums.