Egypt had an effective participation in the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-16), which was held in Yasmine Hammamet in Tunisia during the period from October 25 until November 4, 2016. The meetings lasted for 2 weeks and the Assembly had put its action plan, technically and economically.
The Egyptian delegation had entered a lot of negotiations on important issues, including over-the-top content (OTT), data confidentiality, numbering and digital financial services.
Furthermore, during Egypt's participation in the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-16), all Egyptian candidates were elected in the positions they run for, hence they assumed the positions of vice chairman of TSAG, SG3, SG13, SG16 and SG 20 as follows: Mr. Ahmed Saeed, Director of NTRA's Economic Department, Vice Chairman of SG3 for economic and financial issues. This Group is in charge of studying and setting the standard frameworks for communications economies and accounting affairs and communications tariffs. In addition, he chairs the Arab Regional Group for the second time. Dr. Ramy Ahmed Fathy, Vice Chairman of SG 20 of IoT and smart cities. Eng. Ahmed El-Raghy, Vice Chairman for SG13 for next-generation networks; Dr. Hossam Abdel Mawla, Vice Chairman of SG2 for operation and numbering; Eng. Mohannad El-Megharbel, Vice Chairman of SG 16 for IPTV.
This highlights the effective role Egypt has been playing in ITU especially in standardization sector.