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TRA signs MoU with Etisalat and du

The TRA reviewed ways to achieve the objectives of the National Readiness Index

TRA signs MoU with Etisalat and du
The agreement is part of the TRA's plan of action aimed at achieving the objectives of the UAE National Vision 2021

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has signed partnership agreements with the UAE's telecom operators, Etisalat and du.

The agreement is part of the TRA's plan of action aimed at achieving the objectives of the UAE National Vision 2021, to raise the country's ranking among the top 10 countries in the "National Readiness Index" (NRI) in the World Information Technology Report.

The TRA reviewed with the two companies ways of cooperation and intensifying efforts to achieve the objectives of the NRI.

H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director General, said: "Etisalat and du are the leading providers of telecommunications services and an important part of the country's ICT provisioning system. The partnerships with the TRA are part of the strategic direction that we are seeking to establish, which contributes to the support of the road map we have set in order to reach the top 10 in the NRI.

"Our country is following the path of the global developments in the ICT world by preparing plans, equipping teams and coordinating with all federal and governmental entities as well as the private sector institutions. In order to achieve global leadership and optimal use of technology, and the realization of the leadership vision in achieving the national agenda indicators of the "UAE vision 2021" in creating a sustainable environment and an integrated infrastructure," he added.

The NRI consists of 10 key indicators, with 53 sub-indices divided into two, the 27 quantitative indicators and the 26 qualitative indicators, which measure the network readiness of countries. This indicator is a measure of the willingness of countries to use ICT in four areas: the political and regulatory framework, the business and innovation.

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