USAID organized two day seminar/training on regulatory affairs in collaboration of Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP). The two days event started on 27th Oct, 2015 at Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and attended by many participants from various ICT fields of Pakistan. The main goal for arranging this seminar was to present the telecom model of US regulatory to the Pakistan’s telecom sector whereby enlisting the major do’s and don’ts for the advancement and improvement of present system. The spokesmen on first day of occasion include:
- Troy Tanner
Mr. Troy shed light on “USA Regulatory Practices- The Federal Communications Commission” while explaining following main areas:
- Regulatory Principles
- How the FCC is structured
- Influence and Action: The FCC’s toolbox
- Self-Regulation, Voluntary Guidelines, Federal Advisory Committees, Enforcement
- Balancing the Government-Private Sector
During his presentation Mr. Troy explained to the audience that their state regulatory is independent and they ply report to the state government. Whereas, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), state and local governments go cooperate in order to ensure smooth functioning of the telecom sector.
- Joe Gattuso
Mr. Joe whereas spoke on “Spectrum Policy for the Mobile Era” and explained:
- Trends of Spectrum Re-farming, Spectrum Sharing etc. Reallocation,
Spectrum Sharing, Auctions, mitigating interference
Later, Mr. Troy also spoke on ” Communication s Regulatory Issues Related to Technology Transitions”. The remaining part of seminar will end today at PTA HQ. The seminar holds great significance as a training platform for the attendees which includes both ICT persons and students as well.