DUBAI, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) — The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Posts of Senegal as part of TRA’s strategic partnership programme with telecoms regulatory authorities worldwide to share best practices in the sector.
The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the 2016 session of the International Telecommunications Union, ITU, Council being held in Geneva from May 25 to June 2, 2016.
The MoU aims to provide a general framework of collaboration for sharing best practices in Information and Communications Technology, ICT, between the two countries, including the regulatory tools being developed in both countries, the development of human resources, research and development, and the promotion of commercial activities in the sector.
Under the terms of the MoU, both parties will establish a yearly calendar to identify the mutual programmes and activities to spotlight on the work plan and the means of implementation to achieve the goals set in the agreement. The two countries seek to develop the ICT sector to meet current industry demand and keep pace with new technologies, as well as enable their respective Authorities to address the challenges faced by the sector.
Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA’s Director General, said: “The TRA continues to play its role in advancing the UAE’s development in the telecoms sector. As an elected member of the ITU Council, we strive to promote the country’s willingness to participate in joint initiatives which will contribute to ICT development in the region and the world.”
“It is our pleasure to sign the MoU with Senegal in our joint efforts to develop and improve the ICT sector. This agreement signifies the importance we assign to information exchange and the sharing of experiences as we face common challenges, as well as keep pace with the fast speed of development in the sector,” he added.
The TRA is participating in Geneva to represent UAE at the ITU Council annual session as an elected member in the Council. The TRA has nominated a number of initiatives during the meeting, including an innovative white paper for ITU to shift to an electronic system of electing council members, ITU Chairman, and Radio Regulations Board members.