The Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) occupies a unique place in the dynamic, rapidly growing world of global communications. An international, non-profit, non-governmental membership organization, PTC is the leading membership organization for telecommunications and information and communication technology (ICT) professionals with interests in the Asia-Pacific region.

Through its annual conference, committees, community, events, and initiatives, PTC brings together senior industry leaders and provides them with opportunities to build partnerships with one another and share insights on industry trends, business strategies, policy and regulations, best practices, and new communication technologies and services. PTC facilitates the open exchange of ideas and commerce and supports ongoing research, education, and training that foster positive social and economic development.

First organized in 1978, PTC held its first annual conference in 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii. PTC was incorporated as a non-profit, non-governmental organization in the State of Hawaii in 1980.

Vision, Mission, & Bylaws


The Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) is the leading professional organization promoting the advancement and commercial use of information and communication technologies, services, policies, and knowledge, to benefit its global members and the people of the Pacific Hemisphere.


To realize its Vision, the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) motivates and enables its members to conduct trade in facilities, technologies, and services and to use the power of information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve the quality of life in the Asia-Pacific.

Specifically, PTC will:

  • Organize conferences, exhibitions, and other forums to promote the open exchange of information, ideas and views in the context of the commercial, social, economic, and other development needs in the Pacific Hemisphere.
  • Bring together influential leaders from diverse backgrounds and locations to informally debate contemporary and controversial issues affecting the development and use of ICT.
  • Encourage the research, development, and application of technologies, services and policies through our constituency of educators, governments, commercial organizations, non-profit entities and user communities, especially to overcome uneven development and competency divides.
  • Grow an active diverse membership of experts and influential professionals committed to achieving our Vision.
  • Monitor and address members’ needs and continuously create value for them.
  • Develop the resources and capabilities needed to achieve our Vision in a sustainable manner.
  • Promote widely the views, role, activities, and benefits of the Pacific Telecommunications Council.


Download the amended and restated bylaws

Effective: 19 November 2008

Note: These bylaws may be altered, amended, added to, or repealed by an affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds (2/3) of the Board of Governors present at any valid meeting; provided, however, that the regional/membership category allocations set forth in Article V, Section 2 and Article VI, Section 2 shall only be modified by the Members. Notice of any proposed amendments shall have been given in writing in the call for such meeting, subject to repeal or change by action of the Members. Written notice of any effective amendment(s) to these bylaws shall be provided to the Members.

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