The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) hosted on Tuesday a delegation from the GSM Association (GSMA), which was on an official visit to Qatar. At CRA’s headquarters, the two parties discussed a number of matters of mutual interest and ways to activate co-operation in different fields and issues related to the mobile industry.
The head of Middle East and North Africa (Mena) at GSMA and the accompanying team presented a brief overview of GSMA’s industry programmes, such as Future Networks, Identity and the Internet of Things, as well as the advocacy initiatives that are supported by the GSMA like bringing the views of the policymakers closer, promoting sustainable investment in the vital mobile sector, in addition to the role of mobile telecommunications in the economic and social development as well as some topics related to spectrum.
The CRA also provided an overview on some of the regulatory instruments that are going to be developed in accordance with the new government legislation, as well as some of strategic plans related to spectrum and telecommunications infrastructure, which are in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.
The CRA also presented a number of its future projects for FIFA World Cup 2022.
The two sides expressed their interest to activate a future cooperation, especially in the area of institutional capacity building for knowledge acquisition, as well as to host number of future workshops in Qatar, especially the one related to the impact of telecommunications towers and mobile stations on the socio of health and environment.
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile networks operators around the world, and includes under its umbrella more than 750 operators, including 400 companies from manufacturers of mobile phones and private software companies, equipment suppliers, and Internet companies, as well as institutions working closely with the sector.
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