Egypt Teleco Regulator signs MoU with GSMA on Mobile Applications

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Egyptian telecom regulator signed in Madrid a preliminary deal with the GSM Association on Monday.

Egypt’s Communication Minister Atef Helmy – witnessed the signature of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Egyptian Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) and GSM Association (GSMA) on Monday.

The MoU aims to enhance the cooperation between the two parties in field of developing the technology of mobile phones and their various applications and infrastructure.

The GSM Association (GSMA, or Groupe Speciale Mobile Association) is an association of mobile operators and related companies devoted to supporting the standardising, deployment and promotion of the GSM mobile telephone system. The GSM Association was formed in 1995.

The MoU was signed by Hesham El Alaily – NTRA’s Executive President- and Tom Phillips – GSMA’s Chief Regulatory Officer.

The Egyptian minister discussed with Tom Phillips the latest updates in the Egyptian communications and information technology sector as well as the procedures taken by the country’s government to innovate and develop the mobile phone field in the light of mutual cooperation between the ministry and GSMA.

The Egyptian Minister of Communication and Information Technology is visiting Spain nowadays to participate in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in order to promote Egypt’s March Economic Summit.

Mobile World Congress is organized by GSM Association (GSMA) and will take place from 2-5 March 2015 in Barcelona.

The GSMA Mobile World Congress will convene industry leaders, visionaries and innovators to explore the trends that will shape mobile in the years ahead.