TRA meets with telecom operators

March 24, 2020

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) on Monday held the second extraordinary meeting with telecommunication companies licensed in the sultanate.

The meeting discussed the development of telecommunications networks and the possibility of presenting offers to subscribers in the telecommunications sector to face the repercussions of the novel coronavirus.

The meeting was chaired by Dr Hamad bin Salim al Rawahi, CEO of TRA.

The meeting also discussed the importance of ensuring the continuity of communications networks and their performance after the increase in network operators in light of the government’s decision to allow the use of VoIP applications, such as Skype for Business application, Google Meet application, Zoom application and WebX application, which surged the network load by 30 per cent.

The authority urged companies to take all necessary precautions to ensure the continuity and effectiveness of the network without interruption. The authority offered the licensed companies a chance to provide additional frequencies for them temporarily and without additional financial cost during this exceptional period to ensure that the communication networks absorb the increased usage that might be a burden on them.

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