The Telecommunications Regularity Authority (TRA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai Police General HQ to enhance cooperation in fields of information security, and work together to resolve related issues. The agreement was signed by H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA General Director and Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police.
This agreement includes 13 key subjects, including cooperation and joint action between the two sides in a number of areas related to information security, coordination mechanism for exchanging information and cooperation in resolving issues related to information security crimes within the common areas between the two parties. Also, coordination in the field of spectrum and wireless devices, coordination in the case of harmful interference or trans boundary signals, support by the Dubai Police General HQ in the field of inspection and judicial control, facilitation of TRA functions at border crossings of the country when needed, exchange of expertise in telecommunications and in emergencies and crises.
Commenting on the importance of this agreement, H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director General said: "We express our deep appreciation for the pivotal role played by the Dubai Police General HQ in establishing stability and security in the country. Information security, protecting virtual borders, websites and the infrastructure of the telecommunications sector is one of the main tasks of mutual interest between the two parties. This reflects the wise leadership's directions in providing decent living conditions for all residents to ensure the continued use of smart and electronic services around the clock in all circumstances and situations, including emergencies. This agreement strengthens Dubai and the UAE’s position as one of the safest countries in the region and the world. Which enhances the trust in the investment sector and entrepreneurs to start their business from the UAE."
Major General Abdullah Khalifa praised the cooperation with TRA and its great role-play in serving the country and society. He pointed out that the agreement is in the interest of enhancing the security and safety of the society especially in the aspects of electronic and intelligent information security. In addition to coordinating the joint work between the two sides in this context.
The signing of the agreement was attended , by Major General Mohammed Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Social Happiness Department, Major General Dr. Al Sallal Saeed Bin Hwaiden Al Falasi, Director General of Administrative Affairs, and a number of officers. And by the TRA, Eng. Saif Bin Ghelaita, Director Technology Development Affairs, Ahmad Al Shamsi, Senior Manager - Type Approval Section.
About the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority:
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was established to help further develop the telecommunications and information technology industries and support efforts aimed towards creating a knowledge-based economy in the country. The authority focuses on strengthening the development of the telecommunications and information technology sector, which are important drivers for social and economic growth and one of the main pillars of UAE Vision 2021.
TRA is responsible for supporting the telecommunications and information technology sector through the enforcement of a regulatory framework that stimulates healthy competition; maintains the rights of the beneficiaries; improves readiness of e-services; encourages investment, innovation and development and develops human capital.