The ideal commanding the activities of NTRA is for it to become an active pace maker within telecom sector, building the capacity and the reputation which allows it to be an independent and prudent arbiter among the different stakeholders in the sector; the industry, the state, and the consumer
By deregulating the market and attracting investments, NTRA should pave the way for the steady growth of the industry. Albeit this should be done without forgoing the need to consider Egyptís national interests, including its developmental and security concerns. Consumers, as the third angle of the sector, also place high expectations on the shoulders of NTRA, seeing that their satisfaction and safety are crucial elements in the regulatorís mission.
On the regional level, NTRA believes it has an important role to play in bridging the Digital Divide in the Global South, and specifically within the Arab World and Africa. Current legislative restrictions on freeing the Telecom market will eventually prove to be counter-productive and not in the best interests of the countries concerned. Therefore, NTRA intends to blaze the trail for other countries within the Arab and African regions, to set an example for partner states equally serious about the notion of development. The belief that sharing problems of regulation increases the efficiency of the regulatory authority is a conviction strongly accepted within the authority, and this has led to the establishment of a number of departments with an international focus that seek to dwell into possible aspects of cooperation with other countries or donor agencies of the world. NTRA is also active in different ITU forums and activities and is a dynamic sector member of this international organization.
It is within this equilateral triangle of Industry, State, and Consumer, set inside a regional arena, and embedded in a broader context of rapid global changes, that the playing field upon which NTRA is set to score and excel truly exists.
The state provides the national and international policies owning the scarce resources, regulating and enforcing fundamentals and ethics of fair competition among industry players while protecting the consumersí rights.