Further Reductions in Mobile Roaming Prices for GCC countries starting from 1st April 2017

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced that roaming users in the GCC countries will now enjoy further reductions in roaming prices for voice calls, mobile data and, SMS services. This is in line with the initiative of the GCC regulators - under the umbrella of the GCC General Secretariat - to regulate the prices of roaming services within the Gulf countries. The new price caps are effective starting from the 1st of April 2017.

This reduction comes as part of the previous initiatives towards facilitating the availability of roaming services for GCC nationals and residents within reasonable and affordable price levels, in view of the expected positive impact on enhancing social ties and economic integration between the GCC counties.

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TRA to participate in IT, Telecom and Technology show - COMEX 2017

• During the event TRA will launch an awareness poster campaign -Know Your Rights- to educate users of telecommunication services on their rights.



This year at Comex 2017, which will take place from 28th - 30th March 2017, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), will display an awareness poster to educate consumers on their rights with regard to telecom services. TRA designed this poster as part of its responsibility towards safeguarding beneficiaries' interests in the telecom sector. The awareness poster displays a number of rights set forth in the Telecommunications Regulatory Act, such as the right to privacy, the right to receive proof of service application, the right to have a copy of the Service Agreement and other basic rights that beneficiary needs to be aware of before using telecom services.

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TRA holds a 3 days meeting with licensees on draft Reference Access and Interconnection Offers of Omantel and Ooredoo

Within the context of its ongoing efforts to create a regulatory environment that is conducive to effective competition in the telecommunications sector, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) held a 3 days meeting with the telecom licensees during the period 6-8 March 2017 to discuss certain aspects of the draft Reference Access and Interconnection Offers (RAIO) that were prepared by Omantel and Ooredoo on the basis of the Access and Interconnection Regulation requirements so as to be issued and published in their final format by the licensees dominant in wholesale markets.

The meeting was attended by representatives of all the telecom operators providing public services in Oman, namely Omantel, Ooredoo, Friendi Mobile, Connect Arabia International, TeO, Renna, Awasr, Zajel Communications, Madakhil Investment (Maritime) and Oman Broadband Company.

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National Day Public Holidays

TRA would like to announce that 23rd and 24th November 2016 are declared as National Day Public Holidays in the Sultanate; accordingly, the TRA apologizes that it will not be able to register the interested parties for the 3rd MNO Information Memorandum (IM) during this period.

Invitation to Bid for a Third Licence to Provide Public Mobile Telecommunications Services

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority ("TRA"), Sultanate of Oman (“Sultanate”), announces the commencement of the process to award a third Licence for the Installation, Operation, Maintenance and Exploitation of a Telecommunications System to Provide Public Mobile Telecommunications Services in the Sultanate.

The TRA considers that the enhancement of competition in the mobile telecommunications services market will be of significant benefit to consumers and to the economy of the Sultanate, and is consistent with the General Policy of the Government as well the TRA’s mandate to promote market entry under the Telecommunications Regulatory Act.

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ملخص حول القرارات التي أصدرتها هيئة تنظيم الاتصالات فيما يتعلق بأسعار وجودة خدمات الاتصالات وفيما يتعلق بمراعاة مصالح المنتفعين

ملخص حول القرارات التي أصدرتها هيئة تنظيم الاتصالات فيما يتعلق بأسعار وجودة خدمات الاتصالات وفيما يتعلق بمراعاة مصالح المنتفعين

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ملخص حول القرارات التي أصدرتها هيئة تنظيم الاتصالات فيما يتعلق بأسعار وجودة خدمات الاتصالات وفيما يتعلق بمراعاة مصالح المنتفعين

ملخص حول القرارات التي أصدرتها هيئة تنظيم الاتصالات فيما يتعلق بأسعار وجودة خدمات الاتصالات وفيما يتعلق بمراعاة مصالح المنتفعين

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TRA Oman Hosts RIPE NCC IPv6 Workshop / RIPE NCC Members Gather in Oman

Muscat, 28 September 2016: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in Oman, in cooperation with RIPE NCC, held a series of IPv6 technical training workshops from 26–28 September 2016 at TRA’s headquarters in Muscat, Oman. Staff from eight private and governmental bodies participated in the workshops.

Taking full advantage its time in the country, the RIPE NCC also held a member lunch for its Omani members alongside the training on Sunday 25 September. The meeting was an open format for members to share ideas and information as well as resolve any ongoing technical issues with the RIPE NCC.

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TRA Hosts IPV6 Workshop

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) organized an IPV6 training workshop in cooperation with RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia. The workshop held at the TRA headquarters during the period from 26 - 28 September 2016.

The workshop aims at adopting administrative and technical coordination between the RIPE NCC and the concerned parties, such as TRA, ITA, internet service providers and other parties, so as to ensure that IPV6 is keeping pace with the developments in the internet services across the globe which is witnessing a huge technological and technical revolution.

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Joint Consultation Event for the Review of the General Policy and Regulation of Postal Services in Oman


Pursuant to the Postal Services Regulatory Law No. 71/2012, the Ministry of Transport and Communications and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) held a joint consultation with key stakeholders to review the general policy and certain postal regulatory legislations that were drafted by specialized international consulting firms. The meeting took place at TRA building at the airport heights.

Presented at the meeting were representatives from the concerned government entities, postal services providers and some beneficiaries of the postal services.

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