The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) participated in the international workshop organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the role of the technologies of the FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (INDUSTRY 4.0) and their utilization strategies in the field of industries development in Egypt, in light of the best international standards.
The NTRA’s team contributed with a presentation that reviewed the analytical viewpoint and regulatory perspective of the digital technologies that the fourth industrial revolution depends on. Chief among these technologies are: the 5th generation of mobile communications, the expansion of optical fiber networks, the role of digial environment and data security in addition to the relevant regulations that the NTRA issued and the latest developments in the legislative ecosystem that Egypt recently witnessed. The NTRA, also, reviewed some experiments supportive of Research and Development (R&D) that were implemented by the NTRA, in collaboration with universities and research centers in Egypt to develop applications in these areas.
It is worth mentioning that this workshop was jointly organized by the OECD, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Small Industries (MTI) and the Industrial Modernization Center (IMC) in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).
The workshop consolidated the State’s efforts in its various sectors to capitalize on modern technologies in developing the productive and service sectors in general and the industrial sector in particular, in order to attain the desired developmental leaps by utilizing the modernized infrastructure for telecommunications networks and the advanced regulatory environment that Egypt achieved in the past period.
It is worth noting that the OECD has 37 members of the largest and most developed economies in the world. Of course, this puts the Organization among the most tremendous international institutions and prestigious houses of expertise.