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    Egypt Partakes in ITU-SG20- Rapporteur Meetings

    Date published: 15 January 2018
    Egypt, represented by the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), will participate in the International Telecommunication Union - Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) Study Group 20 “Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities and Communities (SC&C)” Rapporteur Meetings that will take place on January 15-24, in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting of Working Party 1/20 will be held at ITU headquarters, Geneva on 24 January. It will be preceded by Rapporteur meetings of Q1/20, Q2/20, Q3/20 and Q4/20 on 15 - 23 January.

    The main objectives of this meeting will be to progress the work, consider initiating the approval process of some draft ITU-T Recommendations and discuss ongoing collaboration with oneM2M.

    Study Group 20 is working to address the standardization requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, with an initial focus on IoT applications in smart cities and communities (SC&C). It develops international standards to enable the coordinated development of IoT technologies, including machine-to-machine communications and ubiquitous sensor networks.

    NTRA took part in establishing SG20 and defining its tasks through the participation of its delegation at the ITU-T Advisory Group meeting, held in June 2015; it also participated in SG 20 first meeting where NTRA was the rapporteur for SG 20 question related to sustainable smart cities and communities.  This is in addition to assuming the position of SG Vice President during the last World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA), as well as contributing to many other activities within SG 20.

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