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Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been established according to the UAE Federal Law by Decree No. 3 of 2003 “Telecom Law”.

TRA is responsible for the management of every aspect of the telecommunications and information technology industries in the UAE.

TRA signed partnership agreement with Etisalat and Du. The agreement is part of the TRA’s plan of action aimed at achieving the objectives of the UAE National Vision 2021, to raise the country’s ranking among the top 10 countries in the “National Readiness Index” (NRI) in the World Information Technology Report.

TRA regulates country’s Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) policy and grants licensed operators the eligibility to provide services across their networks.

Use of calling services provided by Viber, Snapchat, Facebook WhatsApp, Skype is monitored by TRA. Unauthorized usage has legal consequences.

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