UAE telecom regulator says sector is equipped for emergencies

The telecom regulator of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has affirmed that the country's telecom sector is equipped to respond to any crises and emergencies. .

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said during an awareness workshop that the sector is prepared to respond to any emergencies. The workshop is aimed at increasing the readiness of licensed telecoms firms in the UAE and also to develop theskills of their staff in responding to crises.

The workshop is a part of the Technology Development Affairs Department's campaign in association with the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NECDMA)aimed at ensuring that telecoms sector firms are capable of providing services and their staff possesses skills to face disasters and to raise their level of awareness in order to prepare for such instances.

The workshop is aimed at providing comprehensive awareness among the staff and to determine the appropriate way to deal with emergencies, crises and disasters and also to emphasise the key role played by the telecom sector in connecting all other sectors in the country during such incidences.

Experts have said that NECDMA's emergency guide is in line with the highest level of responses in recent global experiences to ensure continued telecom services. The TRA has confirmed the readiness of the telecoms sector to deal with emergencies.