15th meeting of the Arab Spectrum Management Group

The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) hosts the 15th meeting of the Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG) in the period from 2 to 5 October 2011. This meeting is highly significant as it is the last meeting to be held prior to the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12) that will be held in January 2012 in Geneva – Switzerland. The WRC-12 will be preceded by the Radiocommunication Assembly meeting.

During the 15th meeting of the ASMG, there will be a coordination of efforts among the Arab administrations to determine their stance on the agenda of the ensuing Conference (WRC-12) which will discuss matters related to the regulatory framework of frequency spectrum usage and technical issues related to mobile, satellite, aviation, navigation and GPS services. The proposed working papers that will be submitted to the Conference will be presented and discussed in the meeting.

  It is worth mentioning in this respect that the ASMG is one of the Arab task forces emanating from the Arab Permanent ICT Committee of Arab Telecommunications and Information Council of (ATICM) under the umbrella of the League of Arab States.