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Launch of Frequency Assignment Committee, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam (FACSMAB) Web Portal
19/09/2011

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

 

The Frequency Assignment Committee, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam (FACSMAB) launched its web portal today. The FACSMAB website provides an overview of FACSMAB’s history, information on its member countries, as well as its current and previous topics of discussions. The members of FACSMAB are represented by the regulatory authorities of the telecommunications industries of the three countries, namely the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the Authority of Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) of Brunei Darussalam.

 

FACSMAB was first established in 1948 to deal with radio frequency assignments in the South East Asian region and was within the jurisdiction of the British Governor General. After more than 60 years, FACSMAB continues to meet on a monthly basis to facilitate frequency coordination and frequency planning to ensure the harmonisation of radio frequency usage along common border areas on equitable basis, in line with the Constitution and Convention of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Its members also meet biannually for the FACSMAB Review meetings which are attended by the Heads of each regulatory authority.

 

FACSMAB also conducts studies on the trends in wireless technologies development within the region. Over the years, member countries have made numerous agreements on band plans along common borders for broadcasting, fixed and mobile services. Currently, among the many work items that FACSMAB member countries are working on, is the effort to put together a plan that will permit the full band sharing of the 2500 - 2600 MHz band at border region for Broadband Wireless Access services or commonly referred to as 4G.

 
With the launch of FACSMAB’s web portal, the public is now able to follow FACSMAB activities and learn more about the committee by visiting http://www.facsmab.org/.

 

 

 
JOINTLY ISSUED BY THE INFOCOMM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE (IDA), THE MALAYSIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MULTIMEDIA COMMISSION (SKMM) AND THE AUTHORITY OF INFO-COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY (AITI) OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
 

 
About FACSMAB Members
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is committed to growing Singapore into a dynamic global infocomm hub. IDA uses an integrated approach to developing infocommunications in Singapore. This involves nurturing a competitive telecoms market as well as a conducive business environment with programmes and schemes for both local and international companies. For more news and information, visit www.ida.gov.sg.
 
For media clarification, please contact:
 
Mr Sheo S RAI
Assistant Director, Corporate and Marketing Communication
Tel: +65 6211 1073
Fax: +65 6211 2227
Email: sheo_s_rai@ida.gov.sg
 
Ms CHIA Wan Fen
Assistant Manager, Corporate and Marketing Communication
Tel: +65 6211 0555
Fax: +65 6211 2227
Email: chia_wan_fen@ida.gov.sg
 

 

The primary role of Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is to implement and promote the Government's national policy objectives for the communications and multimedia sector. MCMC is also charged with overseeing the regulatory framework for the converging industries of telecommunications, broadcasting and on-line activities, in accordance with the national policy objectives set out in the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA), as well as postal services and digital certifications. The CMA provides that MCMC undertakes a policy implementation role, while policy decision-making is vested with the Minister. The Minister may also give policy directions to the Commission. For more information, visit www.skmm.gov.my.
 
 
For media clarification, please contact:
 
Mr Muhamad Tahir Muhamad Noor
Director, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +603 8688 8108
Fax: +603 8688 1007
Email: tahir@cmc.gov.my
 
Ms Rahayu Abdul Aziz
Deputy Director, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +603 8688 8427
Fax: +603 8688 1007
Email: rahayu.aziz@cmc.gov.my
 
 
The Authority of Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) of Brunei Darussalam is a statutory body established on 1st January 2003 by the AITI Order 2001 to function as telecommunications industry regulator, national radiofrequency manager and developer of Brunei Darussalam’s ICT industry. For more news and information, visit www.aiti.gov.bn.
 
For media clarification, please contact:
 
Mr Hj Hadi Iskandar DP Hj Mohammad
Manager, Stakeholder Relations
Tel: +673 2323232
Fax: +673 2381420
Email: iskandar.mohammad@aiti.gov.bn