Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
13 April 2023
Egypt Partakes in ITU WRC-23 CPM23-2

Egypt, represented by the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), has participated in the second session of the 2023 Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM23-2) of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23). The session was organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva, Switzerland.

On the sidelines of CPM23-2, NTRA Executive President met with officials from ITU and global experts in the telecommunication sector. He met with the ITU Secretary-General to discuss enhancing cooperation between NTRA and ITU at different levels. They also discussed the final preparations for the Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR-23), which will be held in June in Sharm El-Sheikh, and the significance of that event in the governance of modern technology in different aspects of life.

He also met with the Director of ITU Radiocommunication Bureau. They addressed the major topics to be discussed at WRC-23, most notably spectrum management, how to make optimal utilization of frequency spectrum as a vital and scarce resource, and its uses in next-generation telecommunications such as 5G and 6G. Other topics of discussion included satellite communications and the latest updates in that field.

Moreover, NTRA Executive President held a meeting with the Chair of the 3rd African Group Preparatory Meeting for WRC-23 (APM23-3). They discussed cooperation and topics of interest to African countries, especially since the Egyptian African Telecom Regulatory Training Center (EG-ATRC) of NTRA was selected to join the ITU Academy Training Centers (ATC) program.

He also met with the Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau. They discussed Egypt’s pioneering experience in developing the Egyptian countryside and providing high-quality telecom services in rural villages within the “Decent Life” project. The two sides also explored possible collaboration in smart cities, with focusing on the New Administrative Capital as a leading national project in that field. Other topics discussed included training African people in digital development.

NTRA Executive President also met with the Chairman of the Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG) at the League of Arab States (LAS). They discussed developing a common Arab vision on technology issues, especially 5G and satellite and aerial services

ITU is the UN agency specializing in ICT. It is responsible for coordinating the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promoting international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, improving communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishing worldwide standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communications systems. From broadband networks to cutting-edge wireless technologies, aeronautical and maritime navigation, radio astronomy, converging fixed-mobile phone, Internet, and broadcasting technologies, ITU is committed to connecting the world.

Egypt has been an active member of the ITU since its establishment. The country strongly supports the mission and pivotal role of the ITU by participating in its programs and projects and promoting its goals at national and international levels. Egypt is also a member of the ITU Council since its inception in 1973.
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