UAE telcos slash GCC roaming charges by 18%

Telecommunication Regularity Authority announces implementation of price caps for intra-GCC roaming services
UAE telcos slash GCC roaming charges by 18%
By Staff writer
Wed 26 Apr 2017 03:35 PM

The UAE's telecoms regulator has said that roaming charges incurred by UAE customers who travel to other Gulf countries have fallen by 18 percent this month.

The Telecommunication Regularity Authority (TRA) has announced the implementation of price caps for intra-GCC roaming services by UAE-based mobile operators.

As a result, average international roaming prices for UAE customers fell by 18 percent since April 1, state news agency WAM reported.

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA director-general said: "The TRA was actively represented in the GCC’s Working Group meetings to study the regulation of roaming prices.

"The implementation of price caps by all mobile operators in the GCC represents a great achievement for GCC countries regionally and internationally."

He added: "The TRA strives to achieve the satisfaction and happiness of all customers and the body is making all efforts to raise the quality of the services provided by the sector to better serve UAE customers and ensure that they have access to quality services at competitive prices.

"We are looking forward to the positive impact that the implementation of this directive will have on UAE customers travelling to the GCC."

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