|15 September, 2019

The TRA Participates in the ITU's Forum in Hungary

Witnessed Honouring of the Centre of Digital Innovation

The TRA Participates in the ITU's Forum in Hungary

The UAE’s Telecommunication Regulatory Authority participates in the International Telecommunications Union’s Forum in the Hungarian capital, Budapest. The forum discussed ideas on hastening innovation in the ICT field, aiming at achievement of social and economic development by introducing innovative solutions and exchanging experiences at the global level.

Being a main sponsor of the forum, the UAE welcomed participants in that big event. On behalf of H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director General, Engineer Saif Bin Ghalita, Director of Innovation in TRA, said: “In today’s world, there is a bad need for innovative ideas to enhance development in the unseen future, find solutions for challenges imposed by the rapid technological development. This big even is the proper place to introduce ideas to enhance innovative thinking out of the box, to shape a satisfactory future for our next generations.

The TRA’s speech explained the UAE’s vision to create flexible environment to enhance cooperation between the public and private sectors and harness innovation culture. Bin Ghalita added: “It is important to unite efforts to make innovation a lifestyle. To achieve this goal, universities should take the lead as they are the incubators of the next generation of leaders, managers, decision-makers and entrepreneurs. Schools and universities should develop an educational system encouraging change initiatives. The future era needs a generation that does not fear of risk or failure to achieve success.”

The UAE’s participation the ITU’s Forum aims at following up the news developments in the field of ICT and exchange experiences with specialists and experts from all over the world.

During the forum, the UAE’s delegation met a number of ITU member state representatives to discuss the latest developments related to the broadband committee and challenges of applying the 5G technologies.

The ITU’s Forum witnessed honouring the Centre of Digital Innovation (CoDI) under the Ecosystem Innovation Awards Program, which aims at exchanging ideas on how the ITU can help states explore the technological scene on basis of innovation.

The UAE’s delegation visited the ITU’s Forum Fair and learned about the latest innovative products, technologies and applications. The fair highlights the chances of cooperation and investment in the field of ICT. It is a place, where important global technology companies and their services and projects in the ICT sector. It provides a chance to the small companies to display their projects and meet representatives of global companies. The fair provides latest ideas and best practices in the use of technology, smart cities, satellites and eGovernment.

It is worth mentioning that the UAE’s TRA participates in this forum, being a platform to enhance innovation in the field of ICT. It aims to achieve sustainable development faster by providing digital solutions, exchange experiences and enhance communication between states, organisations and individuals.

The Forum introduces the smartest ideas provided by small and medium companies in the field of ICT. It gathers governments, organizations, leaders, consultants, and experts from development markets all over the world.

About the TRA

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was established according to the UAE Federal Law by Decree No. 3 of 2003. The role of TRA focuses on two fields: regulating the telecommunications sector, and enabling government entities in the field of smart transformation and enhancing cyber-security.

In Regulating the telecommunications sector, ensuring adequate telecom services, developing the ICT sector, establishing and implementing a regulatory and policy framework; developing the UAE´s human capital; encouraging research and development to ensure that the UAE has a leading regional position the ICT sector.

To enable government entities in the field of smart transformation, the TRA is responsible for the UAE smart government under law no. 3 of 2011. Furthermore, the TRA is responsible for digital transformation in federal government entities through two goals: enhancing the smart lifestyle in the UAE and leadership in smart technology infrastructure in the UAE

For more information, please visit www.tra.gov.ae

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