Eng. Tareq Al Awadhi is the Executive Director Spectrum Affairs Department of the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) in the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Al Awadhi has 26 years of experience in spectrum management. He is Chairman of Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG) and he has been selected as Chairman of ITU World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC) 2012. He is also Chairman of Arab Working Group for PP-22 Preparation. He headed a number of ITU Working Groups and meetings and contributed towards ITU resolutions, recommendations and studies. He represented the UAE in ITU, IMO, ICAO, Arab League, GCC Telecom Bureau and a number of other international and regional forums.
Tareq Al Awadhi played a pivotal role in establishing Spectrum Affairs Department in the TDRA. He pioneered the modern spectrum management concepts in the region and equipped the UAE with one the most advanced and first of its kind fully automated online spectrum management and frequency planning system. He developed UAE 5G Strategic Plan and Beyond (2020-2025) and the UAE ranked 4th Globally in launching and operating the 5G in 2020. This plan serves as a road map to accelerate the pace of introducing the 5G in the country and work with all partners in using this Technology in all sectors in the country (such as health, education, entertainment, infrastructure, military, security, etc.).
He has long experience in satellite coordination business. Under his supervisor; the UAE Administration managed to register their 11 satellites in the ITU Master Frequency Registration for the purpose of it protection, and around 138 files were opened covering a large number of satellite orbital under UAE name.