DUBAI / EMIRATES BUSINESS
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) recently received a delegation from Dubai Media Incorporated and Dubai Government Media Office at its Dubai office in order to introduce them to the regulatory and organizing role of TRA and its contribution in creating a proper environment that supports the development of the UAE ICT sector.
The meeting was attended by Eng. Majed Al Mesmar, TRA Deputy Director General for Telecommunications Sector and Engineer Tariq Al Awadhi, TRA Executive Director of Spectrum Management and from DMI H.E. Ahmed Saeed Al Mansouri, Director General of Television and Radio channels, Saleh Abdullah Lootah, Director of Engineering and Information Technology and Abdulrahman Abdullah Al Ali, Director of Engineering at Dubai Government Media Office.
Commenting on the visit, H.E. Eng. Majed Al Mesmar said: “Recognizing the importance of national media’s role in highlighting key issues and topics that serve and support national goals and fulfil the visions set by our leadership at this level. We highly believe in the importance of this visit and also increasing communication and collaboration with all media entities in order to update dealers in the UAE on the successive developments and achievements taking place in the vital ICT sector.”
“This visit was a great opportunity to discuss best ways of cooperation and find common solutions for providing radio and television broadcasting services to the public in the UAE. The TRA aims to develop and enhance its relations through seeking collaboration opportunities with local institutions and entities across the UAE in the field of communications including radio services,” H.E. added.
During the meeting, the attendants discussed ways of activating cooperation between the two parties in order to facilitate providing radio-communication services for radio operators with optimum flexibility and speed.
A range of vital issues relevant to the Radio-communication sector were also highlighted, including the outcomes of the World Radio-communication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) and the decisions taken regarding various broadcasting services besides the new requirements set for FM broadcasting channels, the proposed alternatives to meet the growing demand for digital terrestrial radio and TV broadcasting service and the new ITU trends in this regard. In addition, the meeting discussed the technical specifications for devices receiving TV digital radio and TV terrestrial broadcasts as the TRA is working on developing these specifications in cooperation with the specifications and metrology authority.