December 04, 2007
The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has approved “etisalat” use of one million numbers in the mobile code «056» for its subscribers. The TRA continues to adopt transparency measures for the UAE telecom consumers and operators, and continues to implement its policies to promote the UAE Telecom Sector.
In this respect, H.E. Mohamed Al Ghanim, TRA Board Member & Director General, stated: “Mobile codes as spectrum, are considered scarce natural resources that should be used efficiently. The TRA has approved the request submitted by ‘etisalat’ to use the mobile code ‘056’ for its mobile subscribers; bearing in mind that this mobile code is the third for mobile services, following the two mobile codes ‘050’ and ‘055’, which reflects the rapid progress of the local telecom sector and the high rate of mobile penetration.”
In the final analysis, this step is within the TRA strategy to regulate and support the development of the telecommunications services in the UAE, to become a regional and international pioneer. Hence, the TRA will continue to act in a proactive manner to ensure that the UAE maintains its place as a leading telecommunications sector, serving the welfare of its customers.