Under the auspices of the Minister of ICT in Egypt, Dr. Amr Talaat
Vodafone announces the exclusive sponsorship of ITS
Cairo, Egypt – March 2019:
Vodafone Egypt sponsored the International Telecommunications Society (ITS), held in Egypt for the first time to shed light on the resources in Upper Egypt governorates to explore the opportunities of technological development. H.E Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, inaugurated the conference under the title of "The role of telecommunication technology in stimulating development". The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) organized the event in collaboration with Aswan University, which was held from 18th to 21st of February in Aswan.
ITS represents an opportunity for local and international pioneers, academic researchers, corporate representatives, and government entities, to share expertise in the industry creating a platform to discuss several topics specialized in economic, regulatory, and technical variables.
During his inauguration speech, H.E Dr. Amr Talaat expressed his delight to host the conference, expressing the significance of supporting digital transformation in the country. H.E Dr. Talaat stressed the need to intensify the efforts of government institutions and cooperate with private sector companies to develop the information and communications technology infrastructure and enhance digital services, especially in government entities. This has become one of the main priorities of the ministry, in addition to raising the quality and efficiency of current services provided to citizens.
Vodafone Egypt participated in more than one session, where Engineer Emad Al-Azhary, Strategy & Business Development Director, addressed the importance of sustaining research and developing the technical space in specialized disciplines. He reiterated the role that Vodafone now adopts, as a pioneer in advancing technology through Artificial Intelligence, by offering advanced services, solutions, and applications based on innovative mediums.
In another session, Tamer Basha, Technical Regulatory Affairs Manager at Vodafone, discussed the regulations relative to the 5G network. The deliberation included highlighting the challenges facing its implementation and methods to overcome them making the development of 5G networks as the greatest achievement in the mobile services sector.
In its first edition, ITS conference has been praised with unprecedented success, receiving more than 70 research papers, whilst the number of researchers participating in the event reached 220, 45 of whom were international researchers contributing to the country’s insights.