On sidelines of ITUGSR-23, NTRA’s Executive President receives President of Argentina’s Communications Entity
 1 June 2023

Eng. Hossam El-Gamal, the Executive President of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Egypt (NTRA), received today a high-ranking delegation from the National Communications Entity of Argentina headed by Mr. Claudio Ambrosini, the President of Argentina’s Communications Entity, in presence of Mr. Gonzalo Urriolabeitia, the Ambassador of Argentina to Egypt. Both parties had an extensive meeting where mutual cooperation and expertise-exchange mechanisms in terms of telecom regulation, as well as telecom service governance across the market, were discussed. Moreover, both sides reviewed joint cooperation opportunities in addition to mutual collaboration programs pertaining to training courses and leveraging human capacities.   

Multiple topics of mutual interest were also tackled during the meeting, such as the mechanisms to disseminate and provide telecom services via the Universal Service Fund (USF), and how to embark on Egypt’s leading experience in such field. The role of USF within the Presidential Initiative “Haya Karima” to leverage and improve telecom networks’ quality all over Egypt’s countryside was further discussed. Moreover, both sides discussed topics of radio spectrum, technical resources and how to ideally utilize such resources, as well as cooperation methods with respect to user-right protection and reinforcing communicationwith users. In addition, the interactive services of My NTRA App. were also reviewed, especially after it was selected among the top 5 projects worldwide in terms of digital government, at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) subordinate to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Both sides also explored cooperation, expertise-exchange and training opportunities in digital services and how to ideally benefit from the experts of NTRA’s Training Center, which has been recently accredited by the ITU Academy as an authorized international center.