The General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications sector (TRA) of the UAE hosted the 11th edition of the Business Continuity Management Forum for the Telecommunications Sector at its headquarters.
Representatives from Etisalat, du, National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA), Nedaa, Yahsat, The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research and Rabdan Academy and Skyline University College attended the event.
During the forum, the attendees discussed the adoption of a set of mechanisms and alternative plans that provide necessary support to the integrated emergency management system and ensure the continued functioning of the telecommunications sector in various circumstances.
"Maintaining the highest quality standards within the telecommunications sector is a strategic objective for us. We stress here on the importance of coordination and cooperation between the various parties within the telecommunications sector in the state, which ensures the highest level of readiness to cope with the rapid changes taking place in the sector, thus providing the best services to customers," said H.E Eng. Majed Sultan Al Mesmar, acting director general of TRA.
“The Telecommunications sector in the UAE has a great reputation from both a regional and global level. This has been achieved through the tireless efforts and hard work of all parties concerned as well as the working groups related to this area. This is a great incentive to maintain our position in one of the most dynamic sectors in the state,” he added.
“The provision of a sustainable environment and integrated infrastructure is one of the most significant themes and pillars of our vision. This is essential with regards to the quality of the Telecommunications sector, which is currently one of the important indicators to measure the level of development, progress and procedure. The TRA functions under this vision, which constitutes a curriculum and roadmaps leading us to achieve our ultimate goal of strengthening the position of the UAE in the world’s ICT sector,”