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Dr Amr Badawi

  • Dr Amr Badawi
  • Board Member
  • National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA)
  • Egypt
  • Panel Session
  • PSM3 : Cooperative Creation of Global Standards
  • Jupiter 10
  • Friday, 22 November 2013 13:30 - 15:00
  • Panellists

Dr. Amr Badawi, was Executive President of the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt from 2006 to 2013. He is currently still serving NTRA as Board Member. In establishing Egypt̵s regulatory policy, Dr. Badawi succeeded in drafting Egypt̵s National Broadband Plan (e-Misr Strategic Plan) as well as the Free Competition Framework in conjunction with the liberalization of Fixed Networks Services. He also managed the drafting of the Universal Service framework and its executive plan. Dr. Badawi also succeeded in issuing the third national mobile operator̵s license, which was granted to Etisalat Misr in 2006 for royalties of 3.0 Billion USD. Dr. Badawi was the chairman of both the Arab Regulators Network (AREGNET) and the Euro-Mediterranean Regulators Group (EMERG) for the year 2012-2013. Prior to his position at NTRA, he served as Senior Advisor to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, where he was responsible for the successful Initial Public Offering (IPO) for the incumbent Operator (Telecom Egypt), as well as the development of Egypt̵s telecommunications sector policy and in providing support to all telecommunications entities. Dr. Badawi joined MCIT after nine-year tenure with GTE and General Dynamics. There, he acted as Program Manager and in several other technical positions in support of the telecommunication sector and the ICT programs in Egypt. He is currently on leave from Cairo University where he is a faculty member of the Electronics and Communications department. He received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, California in 1986 and obtained both his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Electronics Engineering from Cairo University in 1979 and 1977.