The UAE TRA Grants a New Broadcasting Satellite Transmission Services License
In accordance with its policy of encouraging and maintaining competition in the Telecommunication and Information Technology sector in the UAE, in order to reach optimized services provided to users, the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) has granted on 18 July 2011 a new broadcasting satellite transmission service license to MZ Intaj FZ LLC “twofour54”.
Speaking on the issuance of the new license, H.E. Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim said: “Granting this new license comes in line with TRA’s efforts to develop the telecommunication sector, and encourage as well as promote competition among operators in order to reach to the best possible level of optimized services provided to users. We are confident that the new licensee has the abilities and required technologies to enrich our telecommunication sector in the country.”
The license signing ceremony took place at TRA Head office in Abu Dhabi. H.E. Director General signed the license on behalf of the TRA side, while Mr. Tony Orsten Chief Executive Officer of “twofour54” signed on behalf of MZ Intaj FZ LLC.
MZ intaj FZ LLC (twofour54), in accordance with the licenseissued to it, and from its base in Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi, will provide both full time and occasional satellite uplink services for broadcasting purposes and TVRO (Television receive only) downlink satellite services. Twofour54 customers will be companies located in and carrying out business in the Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi.
“The UAE telecommunication sector has witnessed recently rapid developments that granted a leading regional position. We are looking forward, in a systematic and well examined manner,to increase the number of licensees who enjoy the ability of providing quality services that contribute in improving the performance of the telecommunications sector, especially in the satellite field, and in a way that ensures fair competition among licensees that comes inline with the telecommunication sector level we have reached in the UAE.” Al Ghanim added.
On the other hand, Mr. Tony Orsten CEO twofor54 commented on the signing ceremony: “Our goal is to establish Abu Dhabi as a regional centre of excellence for the Arabic media industry. That means we need to provide the highest possible standards in terms of facilities and services. Our cooperation with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of UAE and the granting of this licence means we are only one of a handful of organisations able to provide transmission services to our clients, which is great news for the content creation community we are building at twofour54. We would like to thank the team at the TRA for the support they have given us throughout this process”.