We develop, recommend, modify and
update technical code.
The Malaysian Technical Standards Forum Bhd (MTSFB) is the leading standardisation body for Malaysia’s communications and multimedia industry. MTSFB was first established on 8 June 2004 as a company limited by guarantee and was later designated as the Technical Standards Forum by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) on 27 October 2004 pursuant to Section 94 (Chapter 9 of Part V) and Section 184 (Chapter 3 of Part VII) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA 1998).
The MTSFB WGs consist of representatives from service providers, manufacturers, vendors, distributors, higher learning institutions and other interested experts who are keen to bring technology to new levels. The MTSFB Reference Panel (RP) is responsible for advising WGs on the preparation of MTSFB’s work programmes. They are accountable to the Board at all times and shall operate under the direction of the Board with the support of and in consultation with MTSFB’s Management.
MTSFB is also entrusted by MCMC to manage the Industry Promotion and Development Grant (IPDG) as well as to supervise the projects implemented by Grant recipients. The MTSFB Project Grant was conceived for the purpose of enhancing knowledge, Research & Development (R&D) and establishing competitiveness in technology innovation by creating a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) project that contributes to the communications and multimedia industry.
In essence, technologies, standards and harmonisation play a huge part in building our nation and promoting global competitiveness by ensuring network interoperability, safety, and operation. The quality of communications and multimedia networks will continue to be enhanced to meet consumer and industry expectations as well as to reflect our national aspirations.
MTSFB is a platform for industries to come together and agree on standards that support the communications and multimedia industry. We are very privileged to have the opportunity to work with experts consisting of manufacturers, academicians, telcos and other interested experts who play a huge part in propelling the industry towards a brighter future.
Standards compared to Technical Regulation as per CMA 1998
- Non-compliance is not an offence
- A document that provides rules, guidelines or characteristics aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context – ISO/IEC Guide 2:2004.
- Non-compliance is not an offence (s.98)
- Provide legal defense (s.98)
- Commission may direct to comply (s.99)
- Non-compliance is an offence (s.105(3))
MTSFB envisions to become the leading standardisation organisation and the focal body for communications and multimedia industry standards that fulfil the Malaysian market needs.
MTSFB’s mission is to provide a platform for interested parties to come together and collaborate on the production of standards for the communications and multimedia industry.