New Publication: ICT Installation Field Guide, Volume 1 - General Cabling

Designed with cabling installers and technicians in mind, the new ICT Installation Field Guide, Volume 1 - General Cabling is a quick reference for all things strucutred cabling! Click here to read more about this never-before-seen publication.


BICSI Becomes Accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Provider

Exciting news! BICSI has been named a CPD provider by The CPD Certification Service. CPD hours are required by many professionals in the UK and internationally to demonstrate they are staying current with the latest in industry and professional trends, technologies, best practices, etc.

BICSI’s attainment as an accredited CPD provider will help to establish us even more so as the preeminent provider of information and communications technology (ICT) education. BICSI is currently listed on the CPD website in the Provider Directory. In the next several weeks, our courses will be added to their Course Catalog, and once completed, we will have Events added to the CPD site as well.


Seeking Global Writers for ICT Today

Contribute to BICSI's bimonthly journal, ICT Today, with relevant articles from around the world! Please consider sharing your technical expertise and insight so that readers in every BICSI District and Region find useful content to help them learn and grow within their unique ICT community. Experienced ICT professionals are encouraged to submit vendor-neutral, timely and authoritative articles related to ICT design and installation practices and solutions. Send your article ideas to


Dear BICSI CALA District members,

We want to invite you to our 2019 BICSI CALA events and, as a preamble to the BICSI CALA activities, we will be convening a series of webinars that serve as a framework for the core topics of each conference. BICSI Global is always committed to the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, to update everyone with new industry information that will lead to a better-connected world. 

These conferences will have academic agendas and exhibit halls where you will find the latest trends, new solutions, and best practices and standards that are a must in today’s industry to lead the modern world towards integral connectivity. We invite you to join us as an attendee or sponsor at our four major events in the area:

  • BICSI Day Guatemala  
    Todos Conectados
    21 February 2019 | Hotel Barceló Ciudad de Guatemala

  • Congreso BICSI CALA Mexico
    TIC Inteligente - Cómo la infraestructura digital está cambiando el mundo 
    22-23 May 2019 | Hotel Marriott Reforma - Ciudad de México

  • BICSI Day Peru
    Conectando el Futuro al Mundo de la Tecnologia
    22 August 2019 | Hotel Sonesta Olivar - Lima

  • BICSI CALA Puerto Rico
    7 November 2019 | Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico (CIAPR) | San Juan, Puerto Rico

For more information you can contact our project manager for CALA District events.

Margarita González
Email: or
Tel: +57 3206748243

For more information about these events visit our websites: and Thank you to everyone for your support of the CALA District and we hope to see you at one of our events.

Betty Bezos, RCDD, DCDC, ESS, NTS, OSP
BICSI CALA District Chair

General Announcement:

  • Daniel FaourBICSI CALA District is happy to announce the appointment of Ecuador Country Chair, Daniel Faour. He can be reached at:

    Mr. Faour has been in the ICT industry since 1986 and is the owner of Casa del Cable. He is a member of the Chamber of Industries and Chamber of Commerce in Guayaquil, Ecuador and his main goal as Ecuador Country Chair is to help BICSI obtain and gain recognition in the Engineering Industry and Universities in Ecuador.


Check out a Report on Recent BICSI India District Events

BICSI India has held several successful events this year! Click here to read more about what attendees and exhibitors saw.


Now Preparing for the 2019 Japan District Conference & Exhibition

Preparation for the 2019 BICSI Japan District Conference & Exhibition is underway. BICSI Japan has been using the PDCA (plan-do-check-act), a famous Japanese management method to assess the results of the 2018 conference and enhance our upcoming conference. After the 29 January meeting, we will announce the outline of the conference details.

BICSI Japan is also in the process of planning our local events scheduled between 2019 April through 2020 March (Japanese fiscal year starts in April). In fiscal year 2019, we plan on holding over 20 local events, including a factory tour, hands-on event, new tech presentation and standards information. As for the venue, we are considering hosting the events outside of Tokyo in Osaka and Okinawa.

On 12 January, the RCDD and DCDC Japanese paper-pencil exam was held in Tokyo Ochanomizu. We wish all examinees well and want to congratulate those who have passed.

General Announcements:

  • Second Tech Day is scheduled to take place in Tokyo later this month.
  • New RCDD and DCDC exams will be held in 2019. Stay tuned for more information.


 The MEA Conference & Exhibition is Not Far Away

MEAThe 2019 Middle East & Africa District Conference & Exhibition will be taking place at the Dubai World Trade Center on 16-18 April. Gain new knowledge from technology-focused educational presentations by international presenters on ICT infrastructure systems, discover the latest ICT/ELV industry products and solutions in the Exhibit Hall, network with like-minded professionals and learn so much more.

Our two Keynotes will be:

  • Mark Acton of CBRE – “The Increasing Dependence on Digital Infrastructure – A New Utility”
  • Eugene Seah of Trainium – “The Three Biggest Mistakes We Can Make to Sabotage our Future”

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, slots are sill available.

Sign up for a registration alert here.


You're Invited! Register to Attend Upcoming Events in the MEA District


Event Recap: Additional Information About the Successful Conclusion of BICSI Korea Tech Day2018-Korea-Tech-Day

The 2018 Tech Day held on 20 November was a great success! Presentations were focused on the theme of "New Technology of ICT Infrastructure." The event was also featured in a local newspaper

With autonomous cars, smart cities, and next-generation data center industries lively, ICT professionals gathered to share ICT infrastructure technology trends and search for industrial development directions. Reliable wired networks are essential for seamless data communication at high speeds. BICSI, an international ICT organization, held a 'BICSI Korea Tech Day' event at JW Marriott in Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, on the 20 November.
Global network solution companies such as Fluke Networks, Leviton and CommScope have introduced various network technology trends. The ICT professionals who attended had time to exchange information by checking the products at the company booth or consulting with company representatives.

During the event, the presenter talked about a wired network standard that connects devices in an autonomous car—100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1. This includes details of physical elements such as cable size, thickness, and volume. This is to assure the communication reliability of autonomous cars, which could seriously damage people and property at the very moment. Wired network infrastructure technology for hyperscale data centers has also been introduced. The technology development is aimed at achieving 800Gbps and 1.6Tbps as well as 400Gbps data processing. In particular, it was suggested that cable quality and construction quality must be secured in order to process large amounts of data by bundling multiple cables.

The issue of PoE ++, which supplies up to 100W of power over the network, has also been announced. With this technology, high-performance network devices and notebooks can be powered through network cables without additional power. PoE ++ technology uses four pairs of twisted pair in Ethernet cable, so it is important to secure cable and construction quality for stable power transmission. As a result of these various technological developments, requirements for cable and construction quality are increasing.

Again, a special thank you to Rui Takei, RCDD, DCDC, for his help at the BICSI booth and to the other volunteers that made this day a great success. 



Event Recap: 2018 BICSI Southeast Asia District Singapore Conference & Exhibition

Dozens of ICT professionals gathered at Singapore's annual conference and exhibition on 26-27 November. This year's event was themed "Smart Innovations: Infrastructure to Empower Future Technologies" and attendees heard from local and international subject matter experts on key technology topics. Here is a special letter about the event from Garies Chong, RCDD, DCDC, BICSI Southeast Asia District Chair.

Greetings BICSI Southeast Asia District members!

This conference brought game-changing information to those involved in smart innovations in the information and communications technology (ICT) and data center environment. Attendees heard from industry experts on the latest technologies and standards in smart innovations, Internet of Things (IoT), data center and cabling infrastructure, all in just two days!

2018-SEA-Conference-Pic2We are excited that this conference attracted the attention and participation of not only the local speakers and delegates but also participants from the U. S., Europe, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia. We also wish to extend our appreciations and thanks to all the delegates, exhibitors, speakers and partners for their presence. Lastly, we thank the participants sincerely for taking the time to attend and wish them a very enjoyable, rewarding and tremendously positive experience of learning, sharing and networking.


Garies Chong, RCDD, DCDC
BICSI Southeast Asia District Chair




UK & Ireland Conference is 12 June!

Get ready for the next big event taking place in the City of London, England on 12 June. Creating the Network Infrastructure Connecting Tomorrows World, is BICSI's annual conference event for the UK & Ireland Region. This conference mainly targets buyers and decision makers seeking information on products, services and solutions that can assist with benefiting the company, team members and individuals. Although registration is not open as of yet, sponsorships are currently available. Visit our conference website here for more details.

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