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ASREN Joins the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) as an Academia Member

Under the support and guidance of HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN), ASREN joined the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) as an Academia Member.

The main reason for joining ITU is and to be part of this very important community and to learn more about ITU activities and to work together on developing the Pan Arab Research and Education Network and e-Infrastructures. Joining ITU came out as a result of close coordination with the ITU Regional Office in Cairo and other regional and international organizations in order to join efforts to overcome the challenges and obstacles in the telecom sector in the Arab region.

ASREN recently started the preparations for the ArabConenct Initiative, which aims to establish and develop dedicated research and education networks e-Infrastructures and services in the Arab region at both national and regional levels. This ArabConenct will then interconnect these national and regional networks to the international and global research and education networks which will enable the research and education communities in the Arab Region to communicate and collaborate with other communities around the world.

“We are confident that our partnership with ITU will be very instrumental in implementing the ArabConenct Initiative by supporting and adopting this initiative and by overcoming the telecom regulatory and pricing challenges in the region”, HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of ASREN said.

“We value your membership. It is an expression of your commitment to the development of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector for the benefit of world citizens, without exclusion”, Brahima Sanou, Director Telecommunication Development Bureau at ITU said.