UAE leads 21st Arab Spectrum Management Group meeting in 2016

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), represented by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), headed up the 21st Arab Spectrum Management Group meeting this year in Cairo, Egypt, which focused on discussing the results of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15).

During the meeting, participants also went over the latest services and developments in radio communications. WRC-15 led to additional spectrum for mobile broadband, including a global allocation for the 700 MHz band. The committee discussed how these innovations could be of use economically, technologically and socially in Arab countries.

"We are proud of the UAE having been elected for the third time to head the ASMG,” Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, director general of the TRA, said. “This reflects the confidence of our Arab counterparts in the UAE's potentials and our nationals, its position in the telecommunication sector, and the role it plays in the Arab and international forums and events."

The Spectrum meeting also covered plans for the preparation of the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference.

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