18th Meeting of the South Asian Telecommunication Regulators’ Council

///18th Meeting of the South Asian Telecommunication Regulators’ Council

18th Meeting of the South Asian Telecommunication Regulators’ Council (SATRC-18)

19 December 2017 – 21 December 2017

Kathmandu, Nepal

The 18th Meeting of the South Asian Telecommunications Regulators’ Council (SATRC-18) will be held from 19 to 21 December, 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal. It will be hosted by Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA).

The SATRC meetings are a held annually and attended by the head of telecommunication regulatory authorities in the South Asia region, senior officials of the Ministries and Departments, as well as senior officials /representatives of the industry. The SATRC meets annually to discuss the key policy and regulatory issues of concern to the SATRC members.

The SATRC-18 will include Regulator’s Roundtable, Industry-Regulator dialogue and Industry Session. At the Regulators’ Roundtable, the heads of the regulators will exchange opinion and share experiences on regulatory challenges and discuss the possible way forward. Regulators will also identify the possible areas of cooperation in South Asia through SATRC. The Industry-Regulator Dialog will facilitate the exchange of opinions among Industry and Regulators on the challenging issues of regulations and ways to overcome the challenges collectively and facilitate the business environment. The Industry Session will give opportunity for the industry to raise their views and concerns on the current and future regulatory trends and their expectations from the regulators.


SATRC-18 will be held at Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu. The contact details of the hotel are as follows:

Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu

GPO Box 97, Tahachal, Kathmandu Nepal


All APT Members, Associate Members, Affiliate Members, International/Regional Organizations, and Eligible Non-Members can participate in the meeting by registering online through the APT Website.

Participation of Non-Members: With the discretion of Secretary General of APT, Non-Members can attend the meeting as an “Observer” by paying a Registration Fee of USD 250 per person in consultation with the relevant Member Administration as appropriate. The payment can be made in cash at the time of registration at the Meeting venue or it may be sent through bank transfer to the APT prior to the Meeting. Please contact APT Secretariat for further payment details. The registration fee can be waived for non-member participants from the host country, Nepal, that are approved by the MoIC/NTA, Nepal.

Hotel accomodation and visa arranegment:

Please refer to Information for Participants for further details of accomodation and visa arrangements.

Meeting Documents (User Name: satrc18  Password: satrc@nepal)

SATRC-18: Administrative Documents (ADM)

SATRC-18: Input Documents (INP)

SATRC-18: Information Documents (INF)

SATRC-18: Output Documents (OUT)

Concept Note