The Malaysian Technical Standards Forum Bhd (MTSFB) (655368-P) is a company limited by guarantee which was incorporated on 8 June 2004 and being designated as the Technical Standards Forum (TSF) by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) on 27 October 2004, under the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA 1998), Part V, Chapter 9 – Voluntary Industry Codes, Section 94 Industry Forum and Part VII, Chapter 3 – Technical Standards, Section 184 Technical Standards Forum.
MTSFB was established to enshrine the national policy and objective of self-regulation with the essence embraced in CMA 1998 by initiating and facilitating the development of technical documents related to interoperability, safety and operation for Network Facility, Network Service or Network Application Providers.
The primary roles of MTSFB are to develop, recommend, modify and update the Technical Codes for registration by MCMC as well as relevant Malaysian Standards for gazettal by DSM through SIRIM for both fixed and wireless network providers and other stakeholders in the country. This is achieved by establishing working groups (WGs) on focused subject matters. The WGs are represented by the members from the manufacturers, vendors, distributors, Standards Development Organisations (SDOs), academicians, service providers and other interested parties.
Active participation in standards development activities to develop these technical documents will bring immense benefits not only to the stake holders but also to general consumers at the country at large and it is essential towards achieving sustainable development for the communications and multimedia industry in Malaysia.
The Internet Protocol version 6 Centre of Excellence (IPv6 CoE) was established under MTSFB CoE with the appointment by MCMC on 28 December 2012, to manage and focus on the development & implementation of IPv6 in Malaysia.
The scope of IPv6 CoE will cover activities but not limited to the awareness & promotions, capacity building, monitoring, consultancy & test, research & development.
The MTSFB was also engaged on areas specified by MCMC such as the development and implementation of Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting (DTTB) in Malaysia, the development of Network Facilities Providers (NFPs) on the Installation of Network Facilities and access to Network Facilities, E-waste initiatives, as well as organizing seminars/workshops on relevant focus areas.