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Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a Federal UAE Government entity 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.

The organizational objectives of the TRA include: ensuring adequacy of telecommunications services throughout the UAE; achieving enhancement of services, both in terms of quality and variety; ensuring quality of service and adherence to terms of licenses by licensees; encouraging telecommunications and IT services within the UAE; promoting and enhancing the telecommunications sector within the UAE; resolving disputes between the licensed operators; establishing and implementing a regulatory and policy framework; promoting new technologies; ensuring that the UAE becomes the regional ICT hub; developing the country's human capital; and encouraging research and development.

The TRA is also the current ccTLD manager for .ae, the national name space in the UAE. Through the TRA, the UAE was one of the first countries in the world to launch its own IDN ccTLD, .امارات (dotEmarat) in 2010. The TRA represent the UAE government in various ICT-related international organizations, committees and forums such as ITU, ICANN GAC, APTLD, IGF, LAS, the GCC and many others. The TRA is an active GAC member within ICANN since 2005.