PTA & GSMA Holds Workshop on IoT Policy & Regulations:

Earlier this week, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and GSMA collaborated to host the first capacity building training workshop on “IoT Policy & Regulations” at the PTA headquarters.

PTA headquarters in Islamabad under its strategic agreement to conduct a series of workshops in the regionInternet of Things (IoTs) is a growing trend and the workshop was conducted by experts from GSMA at PTA Headquarters to enhance the policy & regulatory environment for the successful growth of IoT in Pakistan.

Dr. Ismail Shah opened the session with a welcome keynote, sharing that PTA is redrafting regulatory framework and this well-timed session by GSMA would allow them to benefit from the recommendations. He added:

“After the launch of 3G/4G services in Pakistan, it is the right time to develop a regulatory framework for IoT; which is the need of hour.”

The experts from GSMA Stefano Nicoletti, M2M Regulation Manager and Lauren Dawes while conducting the workshop on “Capacity Building Regulatory Training Workshop on the Internet of Things” discussed case studies of developed nations who had successfully enabled the opportunities by IoTs in industry, health, education and agriculture fields.

Workshop participants included organization representatives from MoITT, PTA, Frequence Allocation Board (FAB), telecom operators and NTC.

Participants from the workshop included representatives from MoITT, PTA, NTC, Frequency Allocation Board (FAB), and mobile operators.
A group activity was organized at the end of workshop in which each group was given a case/industry for which IoT solutions can be introduced.The workshop was concluded with the discussion of current and future IoTs marketplace in Pakistan and how each relevant stakeholder can play its role to help the public sector to develop regulatory framework for IoTs in Pakistan.

According to Phone World, Last month, the GSMA Capacity Building Programme and the Central Asian Cellular Forum (CACF) signed a strategic agreement last month to deliver GSMA course content in several countries across Central Asia including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. This workshop was first training session under this agreement. The fundamental objective of the agreement between these two organizations is to help policymakers, regulators and other mobile eco-system stakeholders to keep pace with the latest industry developments through training courses that highlight examples of policy and regulatory best practice from around the world.

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Phone World