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National Spectrum Consultative Committee (NSCC)

The National Spectrum Consultative Committee (NSCC) is an official forum that facilitates informed consultation and focused advice on spectrum management and strategic matters among and between the Commission and different interest groups. Having a robust formal consultative framework helps the Commission to promote the achievement of the National policy Objective (NPO). The NSCC acts as the “National Umbrella” since it helps to promote understanding and well-informed stakeholders, and helps in assisting the Commission in making a well-defined policy as all views are well debated and discussed.

Structure of NSCC

Under the NSCC, an additional four (4) supporting groups were formalized to cater for focused group consultations among the government civil users, government defense users and industries. The formalized group are; Spectrum Consultative Group for Government Civil Users (SCCfG), Bilateral Meeting between SKMM and Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM), Bilateral Meeting between SKMM and Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) and Industry Spectrum Consultative Group (ISCG).

In addition, the existing groups which consist of the Research Collaboration Panel (RCP), the National Preparatory Working Group in preparation for the WRC2012 (NPWG2012), Consumer Forum Malaysia (CFM) and Malaysian Technical Standard Forum Berhad (MTSFB) were put together under the NSCC structure to complete the channels of consultation from all key sectors.

The Spectrum Consultative Committee for Government Civil Users (SCCfG); A committee for Government Civil Departments and Agencies to study and discuss spectrum management issues in order to facilitate the needs to resolve issues pertaining to civil government spectrum users.

A bilateral meeting between SKMM and Angkatan Tentera Malaysia was formalized, where members discuss issues concerning spectrum requirement and management for military usage.

A bilateral meeting between SKMM & Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM), where members discuss issues concerning spectrum requirement and management for civilian usage.

ISCG was established to provide consultation between the Commission and the industries in developing policies governing radio frequency spectrum as well as representing the scope of the industries in the NSCC.

The NPWG or the National Preparatory Working Group in preparation for WRC is an open forum where members are from the industry, government agencies and public. The NPWG provides advice, technical support, and recommended proposals to the Ministry of Information, Communication & Culture (MICC) on World Radio-communication Conference (WRC) agendas.

The Research Collaboration Panel (RCP) consists of members from IHL and the Industry, which are elected by the RCSC. The RCP advises, manages and monitors the research programs.

Consumer Forum Malaysia (CFM), an industry forum designated by SKMM to protect the rights of consumer in the Communication and Multimedia Sector.

Malaysian Technical Standard Forum Berhad (MTFSB), an industry forum designated by SKMM to develop Technical Standards and Industry Codes.

National Preparatory Working Group (NPWG) in preparation for the World Radio-communication Conference 2011 (NPWG-2011)

The World Radio-communication Conference (WRC) held every two to three years is the International Forum where Member States come together to revise an international treaty - the ITU Radio Regulations. The WRC aims for reaching consensus on various changes in the Regulations to harmonize spectrum use on a global scale.

The changes to the ITU Radio Regulations will result in changes and/or updates to our spectrum plan and possible changes to policies and regulatory matters that may affect allocations to over 40 radio-communication services and technical, operational and regulatory conditions for the use of the radio frequency spectrum and satellite orbits.

It is important to note that in order to strike a balance between the often imperative need to get agreement so that businesses do not miss out on market opportunities without sacrificing national interests. A comprehensive national working process thus need to be put in place and diligently implemented and executed. To this end, the NPWG-2011 is set up which is based on previous structure and format of participation.

Previous NPWGs based on openness and transparency would be further enhanced for better effectiveness. Industry direct participation in the various Working Parties will be maintained and further nurtured as it is seen to be very constructive. It has allowed full dialogue and ensured the development of strong national positions, representation and leadership at APG (Asia Pacific Tele-community Working Group for WRC) and the WRC itself.

Objective And Scope Of Activities Of NPWG-2011
  • Objectives: To provide to the Ministry of Energy, Water and Communication (hereinafter referred to as MEW&C) advice, technical support, and recommended proposals for the 2011 World Radiocommunication Conference (hereinafter referred to as WRC-2011).
  • Scope of Activity : All steps necessary to assemble information to provide advise, technical analyses, and specific recommended proposals on matters relating to the 2011 World Radiocommunication Conference and future related conferences.

Note: To download the WRC-2011 Agenda Items (please click here)


NPWG-2011 Organization Structure

  • NPWG-2011 is a closed / by invitation only committee, expected to meet every quarterly (four times per annum). The committee reports to WRC Malaysia chaired by the Secretary General of Ministry of Energy, Water and Communication (MEW&C).
  • Under the NPWG-2011 are the six NPWG-2011 Working Parties (WPs). WP is an open forum.

NPWG-2011 Working Parties

Working Party
CPM Report Chapter WRC-2011
agenda items
Desk Officer(s)
Maritime and aeronautical issues 1.3, 1.4, 1.9, 1.10 Abdul Mubin Mohd Zain
Radiolocation and amateur issues 1.14, 1.15, 1.21, 1.23 Zulkhairy Muhamad Luding
Abdul Mubin Mohd Zain
Fixed, mobile and broadcasting issues 1.5, 1.8, 1.17, 1.20, 1.22 Ahmad Nasruddin ‘Atiqullah Fakrullah
Shamsul Najib Mohtar
Science issues 1.6, 1.11, 1.12, 1.16, 1.24 Mohd Redza Fahlawi Mohd Abdullah
Satellite issues 1.7, 1.13, 1.18, 1.25, 7 Shamsul Najib Mohtar
Rafeeza Rahim
Future work programme and other issues 1.2, 1.19, 2, 4, 8.1, 8.2 Syed Khairulazrin Syed Khairuldin
  • Each WP is headed by Desk Officer who is MCMC representative. The NPWG and WP are bound by the Terms of Reference (TOR) for NPWG-2011 and also TOR for WPrespectively.
  • Additionally, a guiding principle for NPWG to arrive to a common position for WRC2011 issues is also given.
  • Members of the public who have interest in the use of radio spectrum and satellite orbital are strongly encouraged to participate in the respective WP. To join as a participant, please contact NPWG-2011 secretariat at NPWG2011secretariat@cmc.gov.my by providing your complete contact, credential and informing which WP you wish to join.


Click the link below for more NPWG related documents
National Preparatory Working Group documents

Contact Us

For any assistance or queries on the NPWG-2011 program, please contact:

NPWG-2011 Secretariat
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (SKMM)
Off Persiaran Multimedia
63000 Cyberjaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: +603 8688 8173
Fax: +603 8688 1006
Email: npwg2011secretariat@cmc.gov.my


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