Held in the TRA Dubai offices, the meeting occurred from September 30th to October 1st, 2014
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) hosted a Satellite Frequency Coordination meeting for officials from the UAE and the Republic of Belarus to discuss techniques to resolve interference between respective satellite networks. Held in the TRA Dubai offices, the meeting occurred from September 30th to October 1st, 2014.
Through an agreement between the UAE and Belarus administrations, it was decided that frequency requirements of the satellite networks needed coordination. Concerned representatives from Al Yah Satellite Communications (Yahsat) and Thuraya Telecommunications were also present and played a pivotal role in the meeting.
H.E. Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, TRA Director General said, “This crucial meeting allowed both administrations to reach a mutual resolution for the interference between UAE and Belarusian satellite networks. As UAE ICT representatives, TRA has undertaken the role of gathering all concerned operators, specifically agents from Al Yah Satellite Communications (Yahsat) and Thuraya Telecommunications. Both organisations provided insightful points and recommendations which will help in reaching the meeting’s key messages.”
“The TRA is constantly aiming to advance the UAE’s relationships by looking at opportunities to collaborate with relevant international ICT organizations to increase the nation’s networks. Witnessing the discussion and approval between both sides was delightful and we all anticipate future cooperation and interactions with the Republic of Belarus,” he added.
The discussion primarily addressed technical coordination of the UAE and Belarus satellite networks in the X-band as well as between the YAHSAT and Belarus satellite networks in the planned FSS-band. Both administrations exhibited cooperative measures to use frequencies eliminating interference under approved arrangements.
The UAE and Belarusian delegates concluded a successful meeting, with both parties expressing their fulfilment with the discussion outcomes. Both administrations aim to continue their joint support to satisfy future endeavours.