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TRA adopts new spectrum fees regulation

ABU DHABI, December 26, 2016

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE has issued new fee regulation for use of frequency spectrum and wireless equipment in the UAE.

The new regulation will be effective from January 1.

The new regulation contains fee for radio services used in land, maritime, terrestrial and satellite, including mobile service, broadcasting, satellite, and services related to emergencies and disaster relief.

Engineer Majed Sultan Al Mesmar, acting director general of TRA, said: ‘The ICT sector is considered main nerve of many other sectors, as it offers infrastructure and advanced technological solutions to provide all kinds of services to the society. The radiocommunication is considered one of the pillars through which vital services are provided to the institutions as well as the individuals. The radiocommunication depends on the frequency spectrum which is limited in nature.

"The TRA has updated the spectrum fees regulation which is considered one of the most important regulating tools of radiocommunication sector at the global level, with the aim of achieving maximum utilization of the frequency spectrum. The regulation has been updated using global standards and benchmarks, after conducting thorough market study and service analysis in the radiocommunication sector in the country," he said.

The new regulation will support the provision of new technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities, space services and ICT sector projects. It will also support the re-use of frequencies to provide new services and modern technologies, which would encourage innovation, creativity and investment in the ICT sector in the country, in line with the national strategic plans, said Al Mesmar.  - TradeArabia News Service

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