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The national telecom regulatory authority (NTRA) has issued a framework that would serve as a regulatory tool in facilitating IoT service operations in Egypt.

IoT is one of the major technologies of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), used to run smart city systems and digital services such as smart homes, meters, and transportation. The step comes in line with the Egypt Vision 2030 national strategy for achieving digital transformation in different state sectors and supporting the national plans for building smart cities such as the New Administrative Capital.

NTRA met with local and international companies specializing in this field and studied the best global models and practices in IoT to come up with the best regulatory policies adopted in international markets.

Eng. Hossam El-Gamal, the executive president of NTRA, has declared that the new regulatory framework aims to polarize investments to establish IoT networks and sophisticated app platforms, which would help in enforcing the state’s policy of Industry 4.0 and fostering digital information.

To define, IoT describes physical objects embedded with software and other technologies that connect and exchange data with other devices and systems over the Internet or other communications networks. IoT applications vary based on the aspect of use such as end-user transactions, commercial and industrial activities, infrastructure, and government operations.

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