The 17th APT Training Course “Actions for Next and New Generation Mobile Communications Systems”
7-14 December 2016

YRP R&D Promotion Committee, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and Yokosuka Telecom Research Park Inc. co-hosted the 17th APT Training Course “Actions for Next and New Generation Mobile Communications Systems” from 7 to 14 December 2016, in Tokyo, Kanagawa, and YRP, under the auspices of the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB).

Opening Ceremony at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

This APT training course is provided by the Japan's special budgetary contribution to APT with an aim to contribute to the human resource development in Asian and Pacific countries. Since YRP R&D Promotion Committee participated in Asia-Pacific Telecommunity as an affiliate member in January 2000, YRP R&D Promotion Committee has been hosting this training course annually to contribute to the activities of APT.

This year, we welcomed 11 participants from communication authorities, telecom operators, and related research institution of 11 APT member countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tonga, and Vietnam.

The training program consists of lectures and technical visits on policy, standardization activities, R&D trends, and technical aspects of next generation mobile communication systems in Japan. And, those lectures were given by the officials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and eminent researchers of careers, venders, research institutes related to ARIB and YRP R&D Promotion Committee. In addition, country report presentation was programmed to share the information about trends and status of information communication technologies in trainees’ home countries.

Lecture Study Visit

Again this year, all trainees were very diligent and worked energetically to gain new knowledge. Many questions were given to the lecturers during the lectures and technicl visits and even in the break times.

In the closing ceremony, there were comments from trainees that they were able to learn lots of new things through this training. They also mentioned that they would share and utilize the accommodated new knowledge among their colleagues to develop and expand the next generation mobile communications technologies in their home countries.

YRP will continue to work on these kinds of programs to contribute to the cooperation and collaboration between Japan and Asia-Pacific countries.

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Country Report Presentation held in ARIB

Courtesy visit to Yokosuka City