UAE TRA discusses ICT development

Regulator hosts workshop to reach out to partners
H.E. ENG Majed Sultan Al Mesmar (second from left)at the forum.
H.E. ENG Majed Sultan Al Mesmar (second from left)at the forum.


The UAE’s TRA last week hosted a forum to discuss progress in the country’s ICT sector.

The ICT Development Forum gathered prominent ICT experts and opened with a speech by H.E. ENG Majed Sultan Al Mesmar, UAE TRA deputy director general.

The forum represented a cooperative framework for ICT stakeholders, and demonstrated TRA’s belief in cooperation with partners.

The forum also provided a platform to share ideas and knowledge and witnessed the launching of a joint working mechanism to overcome challenges and obstacles.

The event also provided a future outlook for ICT development, in addition to the emerging technologies, solutions, and trends that the future will unfold with.

The forum aimed at highlighting the UAE’s leadership in this field. It also represented a new communication channel through which experts can share their knowledge regarding encouraging more innovation and building national capacities that can handle the global technological challenges.

Experts present at the forum formulated mechanisms that will assist industry stakeholders in overcoming challenges through foreseeing future solutions and trends.

Encouraging innovation to be part of cutting-edge digital systems also topped the agenda of the forum.

The forum also shed the light on ICT challenges in UAE through forming working groups that were designed to meet specific needs and requirements, and provide the latest updates on global standards and next generation networks.

Participants also discussed aspects related to the Internet of Things (IOT) and challenges related to the Machine to Machine Communication (M2M), as the forum highlighted the key role that regulatory authorities play in information security and mobile services.

“We at the TRA have ambitious goals that are stemmed from our wise leadership directives,” Al Mesmar said. “We embarked on a journey of dedication that aims at positioning UAE at the forefront of nations in ICT, and we are aware that this goal will only be achieved by collaborative efforts.

“The technologies that the future is unfolding with will set challenges that cannot be addressed by a single party. Among the most important highlights of the new era are the Machine to Machine Communication (M2M), Over-the-top content (OTT) which is the delivery of audio, video, and other media over the Internet without the involvement of a multiple-system operator in the control or distribution of the content, providing broadband internet, in addition to the big data revolution, Internet of Things (IOT) and the smart cities,” he added.

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