The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) is hosting the Arab Regulators Network (ARNET) meetings that will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh in the period from 10 to 12 April 2012.
The meetings represent a significant forum for the cooperation between ARNET’s bodies and entities and an opportunity to discuss the challenges facing the Arab telecom sector.
It has been scheduled that ARNET’s chairmanship will be handed over to Egypt, represented in the NTRA, from its Lebanese counterpart. It is worth mentioning in this regard that the chairmanship of ARNET circulates among Arab regulators according to the alphabetical order.
This is the second time for Egypt to chair ARNET as it took over in 2006 upon the request of Member States that highly regarded Egypt’s pioneering role and ability to boost and motivate the network’s activities.
According to the meetings’ agenda, a number of significant issues and projects that are crucial for the Arab regulators will be discussed. These projects are closely related to consumer protection, cyber security, and type approval systems of telecommunications equipment in the Arab countries. In fact, these projects have been submitted to ARNET by the member states, including Egypt.
In addition, on the sidelines of the meetings, a workshop, on the issues and affairs of the Arab emergency response teams, will be held with the participation of ITU’s Regional Office.