TRA announces measures to ensure health sector connectivity during Covid19 outbreak

Published: 26 March 2020 - 8:35 a.m.
The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has announced details of its plans to ensure that hospitals and medical facilities remain connected during the global Covid19 pandemic.
In a statement to the press, the TRA stated that it had “extended the validity of all wireless authorisations of hospitals and medical centres across the country, regardless of the expiry date of the authorisation.”
The TRA made the announcement in support of the precautionary measures taken by the UAE’s health sector, to contain the spread of the virus.
The regulator also announced that it would provide a package of backup radio frequencies to support the wireless communication system in the UAE’s health sector.
“TRA assured that the spectrum monitoring system works around the clock to limit any harmful wireless interference that impedes the work of vital services. Additionally, hospitals and medical centres will be given priority in the event of jamming or interference affecting their devices or causing delay or disruption to their work, in order to strengthen and support the precautionary measures taken by the UAE to protect society and preserve the health of citizens and residents,” a TRA spokesperson said.
The UAE has currently confirmed 333 cases of Coronavirus in the country, following 85 new cases announced on the 25th March.

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