5 March 2009
NTRA, Brazilian ANATEL Sign Partnership Agreement at GSMA Mobile Congress

National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Brazil's National Telecommunication Agency ANATEL.

The MoU aims to exchange expertise in areas of legal rapprochement, frequency spectrum, access, internet governance and other technical domains.

The agreement was signed during the proceedings of the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain from 16-19 February, 2009. A high-level delegation, led by NTRA Chairman Dr. Amr Badawy, participated in the event. 

The GSMA Mobile World Congress brings together the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a congress featuring prominent chief executives representing mobile operators, vendors and content owners from across the world.

The congress this year addressed means of developing mobile networks, the latest editions of mobiles and e-money related issues through showcasing best practices of countries and companies.

In November 2008, NTRA signed twinning agreements with its Italian and German counterparts on raising the potential of the authority’s human resources and maximizing the benefits of the European Union's related programs.

About NTRA
The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) acts as an independent and prudent arbiter among the different ICT sector stakeholders: the industry, the state and consumers. Founded in 2003 according to the Telecommunications Regulation law as a national authority to administer the telecommunication sector, the scope of its work, as a general outline, covers issues related to transparency, open competition, universal service and the protection of user rights.

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