Abu Dhabi QCC inks deal with TRA
Abu Dhabi, April 30, 2014
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure and raising awareness on quality standards in Abu Dhabi, has signed a MoU with the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) for developing telecommunications infrastructure, specifications and standards.
Establishing a long term collaborative framework between QCC and TRA, the MoU is expected to accelerate the development of Abu Dhabi’s ICT infrastructure by putting in place relevant standards and specifications for buildings and utility lines.
This will enable the emirate to upgrade its telecommunications infrastructure by conforming to the best international quality standards, said a statement from Abu Dhabi QCC.
Under the terms of the deal, QCC and TRA will collaborate in developing and updating a manual that outlines international quality standards and specifications for Abu Dhabi’s ICT infrastructure.
The two sides will work to step up mutual coordination and communication to implement, follow-up and ensure the participation of telecom operators, municipalities as well as other concerned stakeholders and government departments in the development of the manual, said Hussain Salem Al Katheeri, the secretary general of QCC and Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, the director general of TRA after signing the deal on the sidelines of the recent Abu Dhabi Quality Forum (ADQF) 2014.
The MoU also calls for co-operation between QCC and TRA in the field of metrology, which is the science of measurements covering theoretical and practical aspects of measurement including quantity, unit systems and new measurement methods that support the quality of manufacturing processes.
Additionally, QCC and TRA will join forces in organizing workshops, seminars and training courses in quality-related areas. The agreement also mandates the two entities to exchange information and expertise in quality infrastructure and related areas of mutual interest.-TradeArabia News Service