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Laos, Russian discuss border radio frequency coordination security

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) is paying attention to radio frequency coordination along the borders, aiming to secure the frequencies and address national security matters.

The MPT, in collaboration with the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communication of the Russian Federation, held a seminar yesterday on radio frequency coordination along the nation's borders.

The meeting was attended by Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Dr Thansamy Kommasith, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Lao PDR, Mr Mikhail Baranov along with concerned government officials and private sector operators.

The seminar has brought together experts from the MPT and M inistry of Telecom and Mass Communications to share information and experiences, enhance knowledge on frequency planning and to understand the appropriate principles of frequency management along border areas to ensure the frequencies used along the border are effective and efficient and in compliance with co ncerned regulations, as well as addressing national security matters.

The role of the MPT is that of a policy maker in the Post, Telecommunications and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sectors, which includes telecommunications and ICT infrastructure development, developing and promoting concerned laws and regulations, managing telecommunications resources and modernising the ICT sector as a tool to drive sustainable social and economic development. One of the MPT's priority areas is ICT human resources development, hence, training on radio frequency coordination along the borders for government officials marks a meaningful capacity building activity to improve knowledge and skills on spectrum management and coordination.

Laos is a landlocked country and has borders with five countries, therefore it is important to manage the radio frequencies along the nation's borders. Meetings and seminars on frequency coordination along the borders between the Lao PDR and neighbouring countries have been hosted annually and sometimes in coordination with related organisations. As the ICT sector is involved, it will help and support other sectors to achieve the Millennium Development Goals 2020, create an enabling environment for business, the economy and industry as well as fostering regional and international integration.

The seminar shall run from February 13-15, with five experts from the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications speaking at the seminar.

On this special occasion, the Russian delegation from the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications visited the Frequency Management and Monitoring Centre of the MPT in Dongphosy village, Hadxaifong district, Vientiane.

By Times Reporters
(Latest Update
February 14,

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