Telecommunication Regulatory Framework

Details of the organization
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Telecommunication Regulatory Framework
The UAE telecom market has grown from AED30 billion to AED50 billion since 2005, with a 20 percent annual rate of growth. The UAE Telecommunication Regulatory Framework has enabled such growth year after year. The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority issued several regulations to meet the changes in the telecommunication regulatory landscape and to foster the advancements in the ICT sector. In respect of communications licenses, the TRA, in February 2010, licensed satellite services to “Yahsat” to install, operate and manage satellite and ground networks in the UAE. In July 2010, the TRA granted “Star Satellite Communications Company” (Star) a ten-year satellite and broadcasting service license. These developments were aimed at establishing the UAE as a premier telecommunications hub by offering world-class satellite services.
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WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * ICT for sustainable development
      * National e-strategies
      * ICT in Parliaments
      * E-participation
      * Partnerships
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-government
         * E-government strategies
         * E-government systems
         * Measuring e-government
         * Knowledge management
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Framework
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No