PTC returns to Tahiti for the first time since 1991 with a seminar in the tradition of our mid-year meetings that focus on telecommunication issues and development in a specific member region or country. The seminar will focus on the development of broadband access and the means to overcome the many challenges in remote Pacific Island nations. A program rich in relevant topics will include satellite and undersea cable services to the Pacific Islands, technical infrastructure and the adaptation of wireless applications, intelligent cities, case studies, affordability and finance, and viable solutions. See the tentative program schedule for details.
The event will be targeting those with interests in the development of the Pacific Island nations including suppliers and providers (satellite, undersea cable, and ground-based including wireless) as well as development agencies and industry organizations including the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA). The seminar highlight government balance with the private sector, affordability, practical costs and models for financial structures. We also look forward to learn from the broader PTC community across North America and Asia with cases in similar development-related arenas that could serve as examples to build from in the Pacific Islands.
Pacific Telecommunications Council
02 Sep 2007