TRA seeks public opinion on new telecom grid

Business Sunday 25/August/2019 12:56 PM
By: Times News Service
TRA seeks public opinion on new telecom grid
Muscat: Oman’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority is seeking opinion from people in the country on the facilities they want to see in a new telecom network that will be set up in the country, with the aim of providing good quality services of a reliable nature.

A statement from the TRA said, “over the last six months, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority had developed its first draft proposal for in-building telecommunications infrastructure framework in Oman. The framework is intended to generate a common and efficient system of in-building infrastructure which does not constrain the quality of services, supports competitive choices for users within a building, supports a multi-operator competitive environment and provides developers and owners guidance to deploy efficient and future-proof telecommunications infrastructure which best contributes to a better value of the property.”

Those who wish to provide feedback on this programme are welcome to contact the TRA on their website, www.tra.gov.om. Those who wish to submit suggestions are welcome to also submit their contributions by post to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, PO Box 3555, Seeb, PC 111, Sultanate of Oman. Locals and foreign nationals in the country can also hand deliver their suggestions at the TRA building, which is located at the Airport Heights area of Seeb in Muscat.

TRA have decided to go ahead with the setting up of this framework after several discussions with stakeholders in the country’s telecom sector, as well as public institutions which will be part of this new network. All of these organisations provided their inputs into the framework, which will form the guidelines for the establishment of the country’s new telecom network.

The TRA added: “the authority is seeking the approvals of interested parties and stakeholders on the proposals put forward for comment. TRA shall give due consideration to all comments and contributions received from these interested parties. However, incorporation of any proposed changes will be at the sole discretion of the authority. The TRA at its own discretion may publish comments and views of the respondents unless confidentiality is requested and justified by them.”