Egypt held its first IoT forum

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Egypt (NTRA), together with the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), held Egypt’s first forum for internet of things (IoT) services. The forum aims to promote and disseminate IoT services within Egypt’s market, particularly across national projects. Representatives of 36 public and private entities, technology manufacturers, and operators participated in the forum. The forum approved two main agendas. The first agenda concerns securing data, establishing regulatory and legislative frameworks, and raising awareness. The second agenda relates to using IoT services in public utilities such as health, education, environment, transportation, tourism, energy, industry, agriculture, irrigation, and smart cities sectors.