TRA extends deadline for registration of mobile subscribers

Abu Dhabi: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has confirmed the extension of the deadline for the registration of mobile subscribers that comes in the context of the campaign launched by the TRA, “My Number, My Identity”, organized in cooperation with licensees in the UAE “etisalat” and “du” to raise awareness about the new procedures governing registration requirements for subscribers to get SIM cards and mobile services from licensees. Licensees will…

Etisalat Group finalizes sale of 9.1 percent stake in PT XL Axiata Tbk

Abu Dhabi: The Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) today announced that it has finalized the sale of a 9.1 percent stake in PT XL Axiata Tbk (XL), an Indonesian mobile telecommunications provider. The sale of the 775 million shares to institutional investors capitalized on the recent rally in XL Axiata’s stock price and resulted in gross proceeds of AED 1,870 million to Etisalat. Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat…

UAE hosts last meeting of Arab Group assigned to prepare for WCIT

Dubai: The United Arab Emirates, represented by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority hosted here in its headquarters, the third and final meeting of the Arab Group assigned to prepare for the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT), which will take place in Dubai this December. The meeting was chaired by the Leader of the Group, Engineer Tariq al-Awadi, the Executive Director of TRA Spectrum Department. (12) Arab countries, members of…

Etisalat Group Sells 775 million shares in PT XL AxiataTbk

Abu Dhabi: The Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat), headquarters in Abu Dhabi confirmed today that it has sold a total of 775 million shares in PT XL AxiataTbk (“XL”), one of the Group’s 16 Operating Companies, and located in Indonesia. The 775 million shares represent a total of 9.1% of XL’s issued share capital, representing a value of approximately AED 1.87 billion before commission and expenses. The settlement of the Placing…

TRA to hold workshop on “Technology Trends and Government Competitiveness”

Dubai: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) will hold a workshop Thursday on “Technology Trends and Government Competitiveness” here in Dubai. The workshop aims to educate government entities on the upcoming trends and challenges in the fields of location-based technology and social media and their relevance to electronic government. Director Generals, Chief Information Officers and Information Technology managers from federal entities will be attending the workshop. Stressing the importance of the…

Etisalat joins world campaign to decrease child mortality in Africa

Abu Dhabi: Etisalat Group, the telecommunications corporation with operations in 16 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, announced that it will be collaborating with a consortium of global mobile network operators, in conjunction with the GSMA, to support the launch of the Pan-African mHealth Initiative. Building on the success of its Mobile Baby platform and in-line with its Social Responsibility initiatives, Etisalat Group will work with its partners…

TRA and the National Media Council discuss preserving users’ privacy

ABU DHABI: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and the National Media Council (NMC) examined venues of cooperation between in the area of observance and safeguarding the privacy of mobile phone users in the UAE, particularly in regard to reducing spam via mobile phones. The coordination meeting was held yesterday at the Head office of the Council in Abu Dhabi in the presence of Mohammad Nasser Al-Ghanim, TRA Director General and…

Major carriers and suppliers to meet at Gitex 2012′s Gulfcomms to discuss and adapt to rapid subscriber uptake year

Dubai: Industry experts believe that the next generation of advanced mobile telecommunications services, September 04, 2012 (Wam): ubaiIndustry experts believe that the next generation of advanced mobile telecommunications services, commonly known as 4G, is expected to continue spreading rapidly throughout Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia leading the way. Ushered in with the advent of long term evolution (LTE) technology, 4G allows smartphone users…