TRA hosts workshop on counterfeit devices

Training sessions focus on economic impacts of non-approved kit

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TRA hosts workshop on counterfeit devices The workshop introduced delegates to the range of counterfeit devices available in the market.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  September 16, 2013

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) today announced it has hosted an awareness workshop on the threats and negative economic impact that counterfeit devices pose to the UAE.

The event, held at the TRA's Dubai headquarters, was exclusively for UAE economic departments' inspectors.

As part of ongoing efforts to safeguard the communications environment in the UAE, the workshop aimed to raise awareness around the importance of using approved communication devices while introducing delegates to the range of counterfeit devices available in the market and the dangers these devices pose to the growth of the UAEs telecommunications industry.

 "The TRA is committed to educating both government departments and the general public on the risks involved in the use and spread of counterfeit devices that include commercial impact; trademark protection; health risks; and risks to user data and privacy," said Al Shamsi, manager, Type Approval, TRA.

"The TRA shares a strong bond with other government departments in the UAE who are all committed to ensuring a safe communications environment in the country.

"By organising this workshop, we aim to create further awareness amongst economic departments, so that we can work together to combat the commercial negativity that threatens the safety and security of the community. The workshop will also support the economic departments in their efforts to limit the spread of counterfeit devices and guarantee trademark protection".

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