TRA to set up new Centre of Excellence in Dubai, signs MoU with GSMA

Hamad Obaid Al Mansouri and Tom Philips sign the MoU on the second day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has decided to set up a new Centre of Excellence in the country as it plans to train staff from across the Mena region with regard to telecommunications policy and regulatory capacity building.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with this regard with the GSM Association (GSMA) during the just concluded Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The agreement recognises the active role of the organisation as the organisation responsible for delivering advanced broadband connectivity and mobile phone services, in addition to encouraging a long-term commitment by governments to market-driven competition and private sector investment in the mobile communications sector.

According to the TRA, the Centre will provide TRA employees, regulators and policymakers from across the region with practical tools and best practices with the goal of creating an environment that encourages competition and investments in telecommunications in the UAE and across the region.

Hamad Obaid Al Mansouri, TRA Director General and Tom Philips, GSMA Chief Regulatory Officer, signed the MoU on the second day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

“We are pleased to collaborate with GSMA to develop a positive telecommunications regulatory environment in the UAE in particular and across the region in general,” said Al Mansouri.

The Centre of Excellence will be located at the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority’s state-of-the-art facilities in Dubai and courses will be delivered either on-site or via online facilities.


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