In a recently-held ceremony, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) recognised du for its support of four recently-held International Telecommunication Union (ITU) events: Global Standard Symposium; World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly and World Conference on International Telecommunications. All three events were held in the UAE and organised by the ITU, the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology.
H.E Mohamad Ahmad Al-Qamzi, Chairman of TRA presented Osman Sultan, CEO of du with the trophy, in the presence of the Director General of TRA, H.E Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim.
Osman Sultan, CEO of du, said: “The ITU is the apex body in telecommunications and it’s an honour for us to be a part of events which define the future of global telecom. We are thankful to the TRA for presenting us with this opportunity.” du supported and participated in ITU Telecom World 2012, held for the first time in the UAE from 14-18 October. This landmark event convened a high-quality, influential mix of participants drawn from across the ICT industry along with Heads of State and Government, regulators, innovators, digital entrepreneurs and more.
du’s participation in ITU events:
a. Support and participation in ITU Telecom World 2012, which took place for the first time in the UAE during 14-18 October. du was the preferred network connectivity enabler for all the ITU delegates and the event’s strategic sponsor.
b. The second Global Standards Symposium (GSS) was held on 19 November 2012 at the Dubai Convention Centre. During the one-day event, telecommunications leaders from around the world discussed global challenges in Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) standards.
c. The World Telecommunication Standardisation Assembly (WTSA) was held from 20 – 29 November 2012. Held every four years, the WTSA defines the next period of study for ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T).
d. The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) was held from 3 – 14 December 2012 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, bringing together international telecommunications leaders to discuss the current International Telecommunications Regulations.