The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) would like to draw the kind attention of all spectrum users and licensees of radio equipment to Decision no. 62/2016 that was issued by the TRA to amend some provisions of Decision no. 133/2008 issuing the Regulation for Organizing the Registration and Utilization of Frequencies and Radio Equipment and their Pricing. Decision no. 62/2016 was issued on 27 September 2016 and was published in the official gazette No.1165 on 09/10/2016.

A copy of the above-mentioned decision may be obtained from the TRA Offices or may be accessed on the TRA website ( ).

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) would like to urge all frequency spectrum & radio equipment licensees to update their data and addresses via an official letter addressed to the Spectrum Management Unit with the following information:

Telecommunication Regulatory Authority would like to initiate a consultation on the available frequency spectrum in the band 3.5 GHz which can be released as soon as is practical and subject to the interest shown by stakeholders in acquiring these frequencies. In this regard TRA is seeking views on a number of issues such as frequency arrangement, number of blocks, technical condition and timing. Enclosed is a consultation document and we would welcome views and comments not later than 7th July 2016.

Yousuf Al Balushi honored by ITU

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA -Oman) participated in the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC – 2015) held recently in Geneva until the twenty-seventh of this month, a delegation headed by His Excellency Dr. Hamad bin Salim Al Rawahi representatives of the Government of the Sultanate at the conference, WRC conference is to review and revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the geostationary-satellite and non-geostationary-satellite orbits.

TRA Oman delegation held a number of meetings on the sidelines of the conference between the Sultanate's delegation and some of the participating delegations to discuss and promote cooperation in areas related to the development and support of the telecom sector, which include both the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Republic of Iran to discuss the radio-frequency interference in some operating systems, during which the third generation (3G) in the Sultanate services, has also been discussion of past coverage of the border between the Sultanate and the Republic of Iran with respect to the second and third-generation services, and interference Radio FM services in the border areas between the two countries, and reached a number of action steps in this regard to be reviewed What will be bilateral meetings during the beginning of 2016 in the Sultanate.