Under the support and guidance of HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN), The Network joined the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) as an Academia Member.
The main reason for joining ITU is for ASREN to become an active member of this very important community and to collaborate with ITU on the development of the Pan Arab Research and Education Network and e-Infrastructures. Joining ITU was the result of close coordinated efforts with the ITU Regional Office in Cairo and other regional and international organizations relating to overcoming the challenges and obstacles in the telecom sector in the Arab region.
ASREN recently began preparations for the ArabConenct Initiative which aims at establishing and developing dedicated research and education networks e-Infrastructures and services in the Arab region at both national and regional levels. This ArabConenct will in turn interconnect these national and regional networks to the international and global research and education networks which will enable 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”, said HE Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh.
“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”, said Brahima Sanou, Director Telecommunication Development Bureau at ITU.