25 February 2018
Egypt Partakes in MWC 2018

A high-level delegation from the ICT sector, headed by the ICT Minister Yasser ElKady, is participating in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, organized by GSMA, in Barcelona, Spain, on February 26- March 1, under the theme “Creating a Better Future”. The event is attended by ministers and executive officials from governmental entities and major ICT companies.

The Egyptian delegation includes officials from the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) and Telecom Egypt (TE).  MWC is one of the most important international events in communications areas. MWC 2018 will discuss the most important technologies and services presented in the coming years, including the Fifth Generation (5G) of mobile networks and the Internet of Things (IoT), which will provide many services and applications to all users of telecommunications services. The event is being attended by around 108 thousand participants, in addition to 2300 exhibitors and 320 speakers from around the world.

During the Conference, ElKady will meet with CEOs of major international ICT companies to discuss major investment projects in the Egyptian telecommunications sector and the readiness of the Egyptian market to receive the 5G mobile networks and manufacture communications devices. This is in addition to discussing how to enhance their investments in Egypt and learning about the latest technologies offered by these companies. He also will meet with senior ITU officials, heads of international organizations such as GSMA and ICANN, and a number of ministers and senior officials.

During the Conference, the nominations of Egypt for the membership of the Board of Directors of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and membership of the Radio Regulations Board (RRB) will be promoted. The elections will be held in the Plenipotentiary Conference in Dubai, UAE, in October.

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