Islamabad: A delegation of Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Oman visited Pakistan from 29th – 31st December, 2014. The delegation was welcomed by Chairman PTA, Executive Director Frequency Allocation Board (FAB), and the Members of the Authority.
Chairman PTA briefed the delegation about the importance of effective implementation of telecom policies in Pakistan that has resulted in proliferation of Broadband and cost effective telecom services across the country.
Several meetings were held between the delegations of TRA OMAN and PTA / FAB at PTA HQs, Islamabad, highlighting the efforts made to date to resolve cross border spillover of signals and interference between the two administrations. Briefings were given to OMAN delegation by DG (Licensing), PTA and ED (FAB) on various issues pertaining to telecom licensing, spectrum monitoring and optimization. Technical representatives of operators also joined the discussion sessions and shared their stance to eliminate interference/spillover issues to the extent possible.
Technical agreement/proposal shared by TRA-OMAN was also deliberated between the two administrations. It was agreed that concerned operators from both the countries will optimize their network and share the survey details for finalizing the technical proposal.
(Khurram A. Mehran)