TRA workshop in marketing of Omani domain names

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) organized yesterday a workshop for the marketing of Omani domain names in collaboration with experts from Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association as well as experts from domain name registration companies in the region. The workshop concurs with the attention accorded to local domain names as TRA instructed a number of sectors on the importance of registering their domain names under the Omani Domain as it is more secure and private.

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In collaboration with PDO, TRA implements Last Mile Connectivity (LMC) initiative to create 200 job opportunities

As per the Governments directives to support the SMEs and provide job opportunities to the Omanis’ youth, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Petroleum development Oman (PDO) to train 200 job seekers for two years, which will guide the trainees through to set up businesses in the telecommunication sector.

The implementation of this initiative is aiming to Omanise jobs in the last mile connectivity services; which are now occupied by untrained non-Omanis which contributes to unemployment levels among Omanis. Second, the number of companies performing services has created unhealthy competition by lowering prices beyond a sustainable level for well-established businesses to survive. Third, there has been very little regulation in the LMC sector, which has affected the quality of services provided.

In this regard, PDO Managing Director Raoul Restucci, said: “We are determined to sustain our efforts to create employment and business opportunities for jobseekers in a variety of economic sectors including telecommunications. “By joining forces with trusted partners, such as the TRA, we aim not only to create job opportunities for young Omanis, but also to equip them with the tools and skill sets which will empower them to start their own businesses.”, He added.

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ANNOUNCEMENT :the floating of a public consultation on the Machine-to-Machin (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT)

The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) announces the floating of a public consultation on the Machine-to-Machin (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT). The document is available to download in TRA website www.tra.gov.om. Feedback shall be submitted to TRA reception in envelope titled to Licensing and Compliance Department or can be sent to TRA via post or email as below:

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Note about some updates will be made to the DNS servers on October 11, 2018

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) would like to draw the kind attention of all users of the services of Internet service providers (ISPs) that some updates will be made to the DNS servers on October 11, 2018. This is globally planned by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an International organization that is globally dedicated to keeping the Internet environment secure and stable.

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Press release regarding the TRA decision 68/2017 on Omantel’s RAIO

The TRA issued Access and Interconnection Regulation in April 2016 via Decision no. (25/2016). In accordance with the said Regulation, the Dominant operators (Omantel and Ooredoo Oman) submitted their Reference Access and Interconnection Offers (RAIOs) for TRA approval. The TRA conducted extensive consultation with the industry on the proposed RAIOs and issued two Decisions (67/2017 and 68/2017) containing detailed directions for amendment of the terms and conditions of the RAIOs of the two dominant operators. These Decisions can be viewed at https://tra.gov.om/legal-framework/decisions-and-regulations/1640-omantel-raio-decision, and https://tra.gov.om/legal-framework/decisions-and-regulations/1644-ooredoo-raio-decision. These Decisions required the Dominant operators to make specific amendments in their RAIOs within 30 days.

During the 30 days granted to Omantel to amend its second Draft RAIO, Omantel filed a Review Request dated 29 January 2018 regarding TRA’s decision no. (68/2017), in accordance with the Telecommunications Act.

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First Online Auction For Diamond and Golden numbers a Success

Under the supervision of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), the two licensed mobile operators (Omantel and Oredoo) concluded the first special number online auction. The two-day auction began last Thursday 8 February 2018 and achieved a great success with a total of 311,500 Omani Riyals raised , of which 287,500 Omani Riyals are the value of bids on Omantel numbers and 23,500 Omani Riyals raised by Ooredoo online auction. As many as 258 participants registered for the auction, of which 222 registered for Omantel auction and 36 for Ooredoo special numbers auction.

Twenty special numbers from both mobile operators were auctioned, of which 7 were diamond numbers and 3 were golden numbers at Omantel's auction, 4 diamond numbers and 6 golden numbers at Ooredoo's auction. The special number 71111111 was sold for 196,000 Omani Riyals at Omantel's auction and the highest bid at Ooredoo's auction went for the mobile number 79100000.

The online bidding was conducted through the websites of the telecom companies and the participants registered for the auction through the said websites. The bidding system was established and developed by the TRA in coordination with the telecommunications companies.

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