Friday, January 25

Asia Pacific Wireless Broadband Forum 2008, today (25jan08)

The dialog on the state of broadband, and sharing of experience between participants and attendees is about to start this morning at Nikko Hotel, with guests from various countries especially Japan to enlighten us with their exciting progress in this unchartering of digital territories.

The following is the complete agenda for the day (photo below shows early birds registering at arrival counter as early as 8am):

Asia-Pacific Wireless Broadband Forum 2008

(AP-WBF ‘08)

Objective: To promote the sharing and dissemination of the most up-to-date wireless communication technology, service, market and business information and trend among various stakeholders and industry.


Broadband Communications: The Enabler of Knowledge Society

Friday, 25 January 2008

Junior Ball Room, Level 2, Nikko Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia




8.00am – 9.00am

Keynote Session

Session Chair: Dr. Ewe Hong Tat (MMU)

9.00am – 9.25am

Keynote address 1

“"Moving a Major Broadband Agenda

- Implementing High Speed Broadband and Broadband to the General Population”

Mr. Zamani bin Zakariah

Senior Director, MyICMS886, Technology and Standards Division,

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission

9.25am – 9.50am

Keynote address 2

“Current Status of Mobile Communications in Japan

Mr. KATAGIRI Koichi, Director for Promotion of ITS

Land Mobile Communications Division

Radio Department, Telecommunications Bureau

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Opening Ceremony

Opening – Broadband Communications: The Enabler of Knowledge Society




9.50am – 10.50am

Opening ceremony

Welcome speech by Prof. Dr. Zaharin Yusoff, President of MMU

Dr. Hiroyo Ogawa, Executive Director

New Generation Wireless Communications Research Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan

Officiating speech by Minister of Energy, Water and Communications, Malaysia.

10.50am – 11.20am

Tea break & Press Conference

Session 1

Session Chair: Dr. TOKUDA Kiyohito, Oki Electric Industry, Japan




11.20am – 11.40pm

Invited Speech (Session 1 – 1)

“Monetizing WiMAX in Malaysia

Mr. Michael Lai

CEO of Packet One Networks (M) Sdn Bhd (Subsidary of GreenPacket)

Green Packet, Malaysia

11.40pm – 12.00pm

Invited Speech (Session 1 – 2)

“ARIB’s Activities on Systems beyond IMT-2000 and Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) Systems”

Mr. WACHI Yasuhiko

Director, Land Mobile Communications Group, Research & Development Headquarters

for Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB), Japan

12.00pm – 12.20pm

Invited speech (Session 1 – 3)

“Research and Standardization Activity for IEEE802.15.3c mmW WPAN”

Dr. KOJIMA Fumihide

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan

12.20pm – 12.40pm

Invited speech (Session 1 – 4)

“Current Mobile and Wireless R&D Activities in KDDI R&D Laboratories”

Dr. SHINONAGA Hideyuki

Executive Director, Strategic Planning Division

KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc., Japan

12.40pm – 2.30pm

Lunch Break


Session 2

Session Chair: Dr. SHINONAGA Hideyuki, KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc., Japan




2.30pm – 2.50pm

Invited Speech (Session 2 – 1)

"Next Generation Mobile Access Network - Super 3G and beyond -"

Dr. MURASE Atsushi

Managing Director, Research Laboratories

NTT DoCoMo Inc., Japan

2.50pm – 3.10pm

Invited Speech (Session 2 – 2)

“Emerging Wireless Technologies : What is the horizon?”

Ms. Y. Fern Ko, Technical Insights,

Frost and Sullivan, Malaysia.

3.10pm – 3.30pm

Invited Speech (Session 2 – 3)

“Broadband Wireless Access Technologies”
Mr. NIIMI Kenji 
Chief Manager, Mobile Network Solutions Division
NEC Corporation, Japan 

3.30pm – 3.50pm



Session 3

Session Chair: Dr. Lee Sze Wei (MMU)

3.50pm – 4.10pm

Invited Speech (Session 3 – 1)

“Next Generation PHS with Micro-cell Technology”


Project Manager / Senior Coordinator

Spectrum Planning Dept.

WILLCOM, Inc./ PHS-MOU Group, Japan

4.10pm – 4.30pm

Invited Speech (Session 3 – 2)

“3G and its Evolution Trend”

Mr. Yeow Ooh Sheng

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Malaysia

4.30pm – 4.50pm

Invited Speech (Session 3 – 3)

“Safety Driving Support System with DSRC”

Dr. TOKUDA Kiyohito

General Manager, Wireless Technology R&D Division

Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., Japan

Strap your seat beat, and prepare to be blazed by high speed surfing.... (or at least examine how our Japanese counterparts do their thang!)

UPDATE: News report: "KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 (Bernama) -- The government will concentrate on 2.3 gigahertz (GHz) world interoperability for microwave access (WiMax) and at the same time monitor the development of 2.5 Ghz spectrum, said Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik. Read the entire news article...

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