ITU's Regional Standardization Forum for Asia and Oceania Region held in New Delhi

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International Telecommunication Union’s Regional Standardization Forum for Asia and Oceania region will begin in New Delhi on 8 August.

Important facts

  • The Ministry of Communication is hosting the International Telecommunication Union’s Regional Standardization Forum (RSF) for Asia and Oceania region.

  • The theme of the Forum - “Regulatory and Policy aspects of Telecommunications/ICTs”. 

  • Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chouhan inaugurated this Forum.

  • It will be organised from 8th August 2022 to 12th August 2022.

  • More than 250 delegates from 20 countries will participate in the forum.

  • It aims to provide an insight into the experience of the Asia and Oceania region from a policy and regulatory perspective under various sub-themes.

  • The meeting of the Regional Group of Asia and Oceania is being held after a gap of three years due to Kovid-19.

  • It will be led by Dr Bilel Jamousi, head of study groups at ITU Geneva.

Objective of the meeting

  • To contribute to the standardization work of ITU-T Study Group 3 and to safeguard the interests of the Asia and Oceania region.

About the Regional Standardization Forum

  • It is a platform for creative exchange of ideas, discussion on standardization topics in various areas of technology and role of ITU standards, use of technologies for digital and financial inclusion in emerging markets, development of data value chain and digital health.

What is the Oceania region?

  • It is the collective name for the islands spanning most of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Oceania covers the entire island region between Asia and the Americas.

  • It has traditionally been divided into four parts - Australasia (Australia and New Zealand), Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. 

About International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

  • Founded - in 1865

  • Objective - To allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits to facilitate international connectivity in communication networks, develop technical standards that enable seamless interconnection of networks and technologies.

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