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RIPE NCC and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the United Arab Emirates Sign MoU

The RIPE NCC and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 22 October 2017 during RIPE 75 in Dubai.

The MoU formalises the existing relationship between the RIPE NCC and the TRA, which is responsible for the telecommunications and information technology industries in the UAE.

HE Hamad Almansoori, Director General of the TRA signs agreement with Axel Pawlik, Managing Director of the RIPE NCC

“The cooperation we have with the TRA has been a great help as we have worked to offer more support to our membership in the Middle East,” said Axel Pawlik, RIPE NCC Managing Director. “In fact, it was due to TRA’s offer to host RIPE 75 that we were able to bring the meeting to Dubai. We also appreciate the opportunity to provide the TRA with technical input and expertise that helps them to effectively perform their role.”

The MoU states that both organisations will cooperate on Internet development through organising and promoting training courses, meetings, conferences, educational efforts and IPv6 Roadshows that members of the Arab Internet community can benefit from. The MoU also states that the RIPE NCC will support the TRA with technical expertise where needed.

The RIPE NCC has been working to formalise the relationships we have with external parties, which include governments, regulators, technical bodies, industry groups, law enforcement agencies, academic institutions and others. Not only do these agreements strengthen our existing relationships, they also provide transparency to the RIPE community on the nature of this cooperation. You can learn more about our external engagement with these parties in this RIPE Labs article, or see a list of the different agreements and memberships we have with external parties.

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