TRA completes key mobile network survey
Dubai, January 7, 2014
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has announced the completion of the 2013 ‘Mobile Networks Benchmarking Survey’ for services provided by the UAE operators.
The annual survey measures the level of services offered by mobile networks as a means to ensure that each operator meets strict performance requirements, said a TRA statement.
The equipment measures key performance indicators (KPI) that directly relate to the end-user experience through simulating an actual telecommunication environment in several conditions and several areas, where network coverage, dropped calls, and the clarity of calls are measured.
The benchmarking programme was carried out through driving tests for more than 13,000 km across the UAE. The programme also included extensive voice and data testing as well as indoor venue testing, it added.
The survey was conducted in line with the TRA’s commitment to the provision of quality services and ensuring operators’ adhere to the terms and conditions of their licences, said a senior official.
“The survey is carried out by a highly skilled workforce in order to reach results that truly reflect the status of mobile networks and services provided. We take these surveys seriously because they are the main elements that guarantee improving the quality of services in the UAE, helping us to achieve one of our strategic goals reflected in reaching a leading status in this sector regionally and globally,” stated Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim.
He said tracking the status of mobile networks and the range of services provided was extremely important. "With this in mind, we will guarantee the satisfaction of users all over the UAE, which is considered one of the main priorities of the TRA,” he noted.
The results have been recorded and the process of discussing the results with operators in the UAE telecommunications sector was presently underway, said the TRA statement.
The TRA will later publish the results as part of the transparency policy it adopts with regard to the telecommunications market in the UAE, it added.-TradeArabia News Service