Towards areas of collaboration between Senegalese and Emirati regulators

Dakar Oct 23 (APS) – The Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ARTP) and the United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TDRA) will explore avenues of collaboration between the two institutions linked by a protocol ‘agreement since 2016, APS learned from an official source.

The two general managers of the agencies met on the sidelines of the GITEX (Gulf Information technology Exhibition) held from October 17 to 21 in Dubai, indicates a press release from the ARTP sent to APS.

The same source specifies that Abdoul Ly and Majeed Sultan Al Mesmar have made an appointment “very soon for the effective implementation of their collaboration around the issues identified”.

The Director General of TDRA reiterated his commitment to make the experience of his institution in terms of regulation available to the ARTP, according to the text.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently strengthened its position in the field of global competitiveness of the telecommunications sector by adopting 5G technology in 80% of cities.

“This UAE strategy meets the ambition of the President of the Republic to make digital technology a vector of economic and social growth”, notes the ARTP.

GITEX 2021 was also an opportunity for ARTP to glimpse the future of its sector with the arrival of advanced technologies; Artificial intelligence, holographic technologies but above all to benefit from the sharing of experience in terms of investment, costs and challenges, many countries having started this digital transformation.

In its desire to “improve the performance of the digital ecosystem in Senegal”, the ARTP delegation headed by its Director General took advantage of its participation to “learn about the latest innovations offered in the field of telecommunications and more usually ICT “.

Among the key topics mentioned, the press release noted, there were those relating to 5G, “ Green Technology ”, smart cities, new practices in terms of digital transformation through the possibilities offered by the Cloud, IPV6, the Internet of Things.

“With these technologies, questions of harmonization arise but also those of the place of broadband and the construction of a digital-based economy,” notes the ARTP.

The regulator must therefore anticipate the future needs of Senegalese users in order to continue to participate in Senegal’s economic development.

The United Arab Emirates are the world leader in terms of connectivity, especially in rural areas where 100% of the population benefits from access to telecommunications infrastructure and services, notes the text.

Thus, questions relating to investment in ICT, the importance of innovation in order to allow the acceleration of digital transformation through better penetration and availability of telecommunications services to citizens were addressed by the two parts.

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