Initiatives Overview

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PTC Academy™

The PTC Academy™ aims to provide exceptional management training to rising industry leaders in the Asia-Pacific region. Academy courses target topics necessary for professional advancement seldom addressed by formal education or institutional training.

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PTC Projects

The PTC Projects initiative provides both members and non-members the opportunity to develop and implement projects that promote the use of telecommunications and ICT to improve the quality of life in the Pacific Hemisphere.

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PTC Broadband Reports

The PTC Broadband Reports initiative aims to provide key decision-makers, industry professionals, and other stakeholders with a knowledge base for developing common methods and approaches to best serve the needs of citizens and bridge the knowledge divide.

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PTC Young Scholar Program

PTC’s Young Scholar Program aims to recognize, encourage, and support up-and-coming scholars in the field of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Outstanding applicants are invited to present their research at PTC’s annual conference in Honolulu, HI.

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PTC Academy™

The PTC Academy aims to provide exceptional management training to rising industry leaders. Academy courses focus on target topics necessary for professional advancement seldom addressed by formal education or institutional training.

The most recent course took place in Nonthaburi, Thailand from 29 September through 2 October.

Organized by PTC, sponsored by APTelecom, and hosted by TOT Academy, the 2014 course provided industry professionals with the practical skills and experience they need to successfully implement large-scale change within their organizations.

Expert instructors with both senior executive and change management experience led the four-day course, which included a mix of presentations, in-depth case studies, practical exercises, and more.

PTC extends a big mahalo to the following instructors for volunteering their time and expertise:


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  • Sean Bergin, President, APTelecom, Thailand
  • Anup Changaroth, Director, Portfolio Marketing, Asia Pacific, Ciena, Singapore
  • Eric Handa, CEO, APTelecom, USA
  • Aamir Ibrahim, dtac, Thailand
  • Sam Johnston, Director, Cloud & IT Services, Equinix, United Kingdom
  • Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures, USA
  • Rozaimy Rahman, EVP, TM Global, Malaysia
  • Chris Wilson, International Head, TIME dotCom Berhad, Malaysia
  • Qian Zhong, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Sales, TE SubCom, USA

Eleven students completed the course. The students represented six countries including Angola, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand.

Congratulations to the PTC Academy Class of 2014.

To learn more about the PTC Academy, please email academy@ptc.org.

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PTC Projects

The PTC Projects initiative provides both members and non-members the opportunity to develop and implement projects that promote the use of telecommunications and ICT to improve the quality of life in the Pacific Hemisphere.

The initiative’s goals are two-fold:

2014 Projects

View the 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP) | Submit a Project Proposal

PTC is now accepting project proposals for 2014 from both PTC members and non-members. Collaborative projects designed to solve practical problems are particularly encouraged.

Please view the 2014 PTC Projects RFP (pdf) for a complete description of the PTC Projects initiative, including proposal submission guidelines.

Submit your proposal via the online proposal submission system by Wednesday, 1 November 2014. Only online submissions will be considered.

For questions regarding the PTC Projects initiative, please email projects@ptc.org.

Approved PTC Projects

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PTC Broadband Reports

The PTC Broadband Reports initiative aims to provide key decision-makers, industry professionals, and other stakeholders with a knowledge base for developing common methods and approaches to best serve the needs of citizens and bridge the knowledge divide.

Each Report will concentrate on an individual micromarket and offer insights about the key features that will push broadband forward in other non-obvious emerging markets with different dynamics and resources throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

PTC Broadband Reports, Number 2
Myanmar: Telecoms' Last Frontier

Editor: Elizabeth Fife, Co-Chair, Research & Education Committee, PTC and Associate Director, Industry Studies, Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM), Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

Led by editor Elizabeth Fife, Myanmar: Telecoms' Last Frontier is the result of a large-scale collaboration between members of the PTC Research Community and the broader PTC Community.

This second PTC Broadband Report provides an in-depth analysis of Myanmar's current broadband/mobile environment, including the challenges and opportunities of deployment in this unique greenfield market

Key questions addressed in the Report include:

  1. What factors will impede and accelerate economic and social reforms needed to support telecom market development?
  2. How can demand and the market environment best be cultivated?
  3. What are the risks and opportunities for telecom investment and adoption?
  4. To what extent can experiences in other markets provide insight?
  5. What lessons from Myanmar are relevant to other markets in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond?

Content Overview

  • Chapter 1. Introduction: Making the Leap
  • Chapter 2. Myanmar’s Telecom Environment
  • Chapter 3. Demand for Services in Myanmar: Mobile User Survey Results
  • Chapter 4. Building the Infrastructure: Constraints
  • Chapter 5. Institutional Capacity: Myanmar Was Not Built in a Day
  • Chapter 6. Telecom Leadership: Policy & Regulatory Developments
  • Chapter 7. Human and Intellectual Capital Restraints: The Need for Investment In Education and Data Collection
  • Chapter 8. Logistical Constraints
  • Chapter 9. Inside Perspective of Myanmar's Prospects for Growth
  • Chapter 10. Applications to Support Societal Needs: Government, Education and Healthcare
  • Chapter 11. Enterprise Markets: Banking & Finance, Trade, Tourism
  • Chapter 12. Myanmar’s Current Political Environment
  • Chapter 13. Developing Myanmar’s Telecom Market: Wrap-Up


PTC Broadband Reports, Number 1
Broadband in Fiji: A Micromarket Case Study (pdf)

Editor: Elizabeth Fife, Co-Chair, Research Committee, PTC and Associate Director, Industry Studies, Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM), Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

Content Overview

  • Part 1. Introduction
  • Part 2. Fiji’s National Broadband Plan
  • Part 3. Overview of Fiji’s Telecom Sector and Broadband
  • Part 4. The Business Case for Fiji: Cultivating Demand and Building Capacity with Usage
  • Part 5. Demand Scenarios
  • Part 6. Who Will Pay for the Infrastructure?
  • Part 7. Broadband Attributes in Emerging Markets
  • Part 8. Conclusions
  • Part 9. References
  • Part 10. Appendices

PTC Young Scholar Program

PTC’s Young Scholar Program aims to recognize, encourage, and support up-and-coming scholars in the field of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

Outstanding applicants for the 2015 PTC Young Scholar Program will present their research at PTC’s 37th consecutive annual conference, PTC'15: Networked Planet, which will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii from 18–21 January 2015.

2015 PTC Young Scholars

Victor Dibia, Doctoral Researcher, Department of Information Systems, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Xue "Snow" Dong, Doctoral Student, College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Gregory Larosiliere, Ph.D. Candidate, Information Systems, Baylor University, USA
Wonkyung Rhee, Ph.D. Candidate, Waseda University, Japan
Moinul Zaber, Research Associate , LIRNEasia, Sri Lanka

Young Scholar Benefits

The PTC Young Scholar Program will give these promising young scholars the opportunity to:

  • Present their research in a high-visibility academic and industry forum
  • Participate in PTC'15 activities
  • Gain exposure to current industry issues and trends
  • Meet PTC’15 attendees to share ideas, gain new insights, and identify possible practical applications of their research
  • Network with industry professionals, members of international organizations and NGOs, government officials, and academics from over 60 countries

To learn more about the PTC Young Scholar Program, please email youngscholars@ptc.org.

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