13 January 2022
NTRA Issues Regulatory Framework for IoT Services



The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has issued a regulatory framework for providing Internet of Things (IoT) services in Egypt.
 
IoT is one of the major technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0); it is used to run smart city systems and digital services such as smart homes, meters, and transportation.
 
The step comes in line with the national strategy for achieving digital transformation in different state sectors, attracting investments in this field, and supporting the national plans for building smart cities.
 
NTRA studied the best global models and practices in IoT and met with local and international companies specializing in this field to come up with the best regulatory policies adopted in international markets. The framework was created and introduced as a regulatory tool that facilitates IoT service operations.
 
The new framework is aimed at luring investments to build IoT networks and advanced application platforms; adopting Industry 4.0 technologies in Egypt; and supporting digital transformation through creating IoT-enabled systems in different sectors to automate operations and render electronic services to citizens.
 
Moreover, the framework is in line with Egypt Vision 2030, which involves building cities such as the New Administrative Capital. The framework will help create cutting edge systems in smart cities and communities in a way that helps transform traditional systems to smart ones to facilitate citizens’ access to services.  
 
IoT describes physical objects embedded with software and other technologies that connect and exchange data with other devices and systems over the Internet or other communications networks. IoT applications vary based on the aspect of use such as in end-user transactions, commercial and industrial activities, infrastructure, and government operations.
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