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UAE to host two global ICT events in 2012

Abu Dhabi, December 26, 2011

The UAE will host two major international ICT events in 2012, both of which are considered significant for setting the regulations and policies governing telecommunications at the international level.

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has planned for the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) and the World Telecommunication Standardisation Assembly (WTSA) to be held for the first time in the Middle East.

These international events, hosted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), will aim to set regulations that that aim to establish general principles for operating national and international telecommunications.

The regulations are designed to facilitate intra-connection and global operation of infrastructure and telecommunications in order to support operational competence for technical facilities and enhance the efficiency and availability of international telecommunications.

“We are proud of the UAE’s success in the expected hosting of these two major international conferences next year. As part of the TRA’s objective to improve services and safeguard ICT users in the UAE, it is of paramount importance to the Authority to carry out our due diligence and bring cohesive, well prepared concepts to these international events,” said Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, TRA director general.

“As the leading regulatory authority in the region, a key component to our success in our operation has always been our thought leadership and careful planning in order to deliver on our objectives.”

The Arab Work Team was commissioned for the preparation of the WCIT and the WTSA.  These two preparatory meetings were recently hosted by the UAE’s Spectrum Management and International Affairs of the TRA.

“Early and sufficient preparation is undoubtedly the key for outstanding success. Holding these preparatory meetings comes as a result of goals to make this important event successful and to contribute to the standing of Arab countries in the international telecommunications sector and for the UAE in particular,” Al Ghanim said.

“Moreover, the highly competent Arab Team commissioned with the preparation for the WCIT, and the Arab Team commissioned with the preparation for the WTSA convened in order to reach a common Arab standpoint regarding important items on the agendas of these two conferences,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service




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