Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority is an independent public institution assigned to liberalize, regulate and develop the telecom market in Lebanon. The TRA’s legal basis and mandate were established in the Telecommunications Law 431/ 2002. The establishment of the TRA is a significant milestone signaling the start of the liberalization and restructuring process of the Lebanese telecom sector. Through the introduction of appropriate regulations and decisions, the TRA promotes investment, maintains stability in the market and ensures that consumers’ rights are protected. The TRA is responsible for issuing licenses, managing radio spectrum and the overall numbering plan. The Authority monitors the market to guard against any abuse of dominant market power and anti-competitive practices, and take regulatory measures to remedy them. Most importantly, the TRA is committed to reclaiming a leading role for Lebanon in ICT by bringing the country back to the international telecom scene and re-establishing international standards.