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TRA discusses latest developments in UAE telecom sector

DUBAI, December 27, 2019

The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) discussed various trends in the sector, relevant international developments, and results of the consultation on its project to keep pace with technology and development, at a recent forum.

The sixth ICT Development Forum, organised by TRA, saw leading UAE telecommunications service providers and a multitude of stakeholders and professionals take part. It was chaired by Abdul Rahman Al Nasser, senior director of Infrastructure and Standards at the TRA.

Senior TRA officals gave a presentation on the impact of OTT on infrastructure development and services provided to consumers. Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company – du also presented its vision on OTT service providers in 2020.

Addressing the gathering, Al Nasser said: "We, in the UAE, are proud to have one of the best infrastructures in the world. It has been at the forefront of Arab countries in the World Economic Forum's Networked Readiness Index 2016."

“This reflects the robust state of the telecommunications sector in the country and the government's success in reaching key milestones in the ICT sector to drive social and economic growth,” stated the top official.

“The UAE has also made great strides in the Telecommunication Infrastructure Index (TII), moving from 25th to 2nd in the world. The sixth edition of the Technology Development Forum comes to discuss issues related to infrastructure and the impact of OTT audiovisual media services on infrastructure, and other telecom sector related issues,” added Al Nasser.

The forum included a workshop on new trends and challenges in OTT, managed by Engineer Sultan Al Owais, which brought together a number of companies such as Microsoft, Google and others working in the same industry, it said.

The workshop resulted in a number of recommendations that will be studied with relevant departments and entities.-TradeArabia News Service




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