The Minister emphasized the significance of this resolution in supporting positive developments in the telecommunications and IT sector, also aiming to serve socio-economic developments and programs being implemented by the government.
The Minister pointed out that the TRA’s adoption of the electronic transactions technique in dispatching and receiving electronic records and signatures [in compliance with the Telecommunications Law issued by Decree-by-Law No. 48 for the year 2002] is aimed at supporting the TRA directly in efficiency, regularity and transparency. It follows the most appropriate methods to provide telecommunications services while ensuring quality and boosting competition, so as to serve the best interest of consumers.
The Minister added that electronic methods for records and signatures in TRA’s transactions can be used for transactions pertaining to telecommunications’ licensure, radio frequencies, digits, band names, complaints, tenders and any other transactions which the TRA deems suitable.
His Excellency Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa highlighted the technical regulations and provisions regarding electronic transactions with the TRA, via the use of reliable information systems and procedures that safeguard the security and privacy of electronic records. At the same time, he noted, they efficiently preserve their auditability and compatibility in accordance with the ISO specifications and other technical provisions for acceptance of electronic transactions as per the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs [in Resolution No. 2 for the year 2006].
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