National Preparatory Working Group for the World Radiocommunication Conference (NPWG)


The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) is a treaty-level forum held every three to four years by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The objectives of WRC are to review and revise the ITU Radio Regulations (RR), which is an international treaty governing the use of radio-frequency spectrum, geostationary satellite orbits and non-geostationary satellite orbits.

Changes to the RR will result in changes and updates to Malaysia’s Spectrum Plan and possible changes to policies, technical, operational and regulatory matters that may affect allocations to 41 radiocommunication services defined in the RR for the use of radio spectrum and satellite orbits.
The next WRC, World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23), will be held from 20 November to 15 December 2023 in the United Arab Emirates. More than 30 WRC-23 agenda items are being studied by the relevant Study Groups and Working Parties of the ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) in preparation for the WRC-23.

National Preparatory Working Group for WRC-23

Taking an active role in preparing Malaysia for WRC-23, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has established the National Preparatory Working Group for WRC-23 (NPWG-23), which will carry out the relevant preparatory works towards WRC-23.
The primary role of the NPWG-23 is to develop Malaysia’s views and positions on WRC agenda items through consultation with relevant stakeholders taking into consideration the impact on existing services while fostering industry development in Malaysia. The membership of NPWG-23 includes representatives from the industry, government agencies, academia and other spectrum users.

The NPWG-23 working group structure is as follows:

NPWG-23 Chairman Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin
Chief Regulatory Officer, MCMC
NPWG-23 Vice Chairman    Syed Khairulazrin Syed Khairuldin
Head of Spectrum Planning and Assignment Division, MCMC
Working Group
WRC-23 Agenda Items
Working Group Chairperson
Working Group 1:
Fixed, Mobile and
Broadcasting Issues
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 9.1
(Topic c)) and No. 21.5
Rafeeza Rahim
Head of Mobile Planning Department, MCMC
Email: [email protected]
Working Group 2:
Aeronautical, Maritime and Amateur Issues
1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 9.1 (Topic b)) and Resolution 427 (WRC-19)
Yushida Mohd Yunus
Head of Fixed and Broadcasting Planning Department, MCMC
Email: [email protected]
Working Group 3:
Science Issues
1.12, 1.13, 1.14, 9.1 (Topics a) and d)) and Resolution 655 (WRC-15)
Mohd Redza Fahlawi Mohd Abdullah
Director II, Spectrum Coordination and Policy Department, MCMC
Email: [email protected]
Working Group 4:
Satellite Issues
1.15, 1.16, 1.17, 1.18, 1.19 and 7
Siti Hajar Mohd Yakop
Head of Spectrum Coordination and Policy Department, MCMC
Email: [email protected]
Working Group 5:
Regulatory and General Issues
2, 4, 8 and 10
Nurul Fareha Kamarudin
Deputy Director, Spectrum Coordination and Policy Department, MCMC
Email: [email protected]
Please click here to view the details of WRC-23 agenda items.
Parties interested to participate in any NPWG-23 working groups or contribute resources and information related to the WRC-23 agenda items can do so by completing the online registration form. Any inquiries related to the NPWG-23 can be directed to the NPWG-23 Secretariat at [email protected] .
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