14 February 2016
Egypt Participates in ITU Expert Meeting for WTDC Resolution Nine

Egypt, represented by the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), will participate in the Expert Meeting for the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) Resolution Nine, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and hosted by the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) in Budapest, Hungary on February 15-19.

The purpose of the expert group meetings is to progress the work on the respective Questions in order to prepare advanced material for the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU- D) Study Group 1 and 2 Rapporteur Group Meetings which will be held in Geneva in April 2016.

Within the framework of ITU- D sector, the present Expert Meetings for Question 8/1 is to examine strategies and methods of migration from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting and implementation of new services, in addition to Expert meeting for WTDC Resolution Nine.

The R&D Director at NTRA Fadel Digham will participate in these meetings as the Co-Chairman of the Joint ITU-D/ITU Radiocommunication Group on Resolution Nine, one of WTDC Outcomes, on participation of countries, particularly developing countries, in spectrum management.

ITU-D Study Groups provide an opportunity for all Member States and Sector Members (including Associates and Academia) to share experiences, present ideas, exchange views and achieve consensus on appropriate strategies to address ICT priorities. ITU-D Study Groups are responsible for developing reports, guidelines and recommendations based on input received from the membership.

Information is gathered through surveys, contributions and case studies and is made available for easy access by the membership using content management and web publication tools. The Study Groups examine specific task-oriented telecommunication/ICT questions of priority to developing countries, to support them in achieving their development goals.

Based in Geneva, the ITU is the leading United Nations agency for ICTs with 191 member states, including Egypt and more than 700 sector members and associates. ITU role is to enable the global growth and sustained development of ICT. ITU organizes international telecom events like WSIS and Telecom Africa.

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