Posted on September 12, 2019

A high-level delegation led by His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai, President of the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) is representing Qatar at the ITU Telecom World 2019. The event is organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and takes place from 9 to 12 September in Budapest, Hungary.

The ITU Telecom World is an annual event, held at the aim of delivering economic development and social good faster, it includes a high-level forum, international exhibition for digital solutions and awards program. The event brings together governments, regulators, digital start-ups, key Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry players, consultants and experts from emerging and developed markets around the world. ITU Telecom World 2019 includes ministerial round tables and various forum sessions to discuss different topics like, the role of government in 5G and high-capacity network deployment, expanding access with new radio technologies, regulatory dialogue: spectrum challenges ahead of World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), and digital integrity: values and principles of the digital future.

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On the sidelines of the ITU Telecom World 2019, H.E. Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai, President of the CRA met with Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General and delivered to him a formal invitation on behalf of H.E. Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti to attend Qatar IT Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM 2019). The two officials also discussed ways to enhance collaboration and coordination between CRA and ITU towards the development of the ICT sector. The Exhibition showcase innovative initiatives, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and technologies from across the globe, and the ITU Telecom World Awards will celebrate innovative ICT initiatives with real social impact. ITU Telecom World 2020 will take place from 6 - 9 September in Hanoi, Vietnam.

ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. Founded in 1865 to facilitate international connectivity in communications networks, ITU allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develops the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect and strives to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.

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