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Duties & regulatory principles

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) was established in accordance with Law 431 of 2002 as an independent public institution assigned to liberalize, regulate, and develop telecommunications in Lebanon.

The TRA’s duties are set out in full in Law 431/2002. These include to:

  • Encourage competition in the field of telecom
  • Ensure market transparency
  • Monitor tariffs and prevent non-competitive behavior
  • Act as a mediator and arbitration organism and to resolve disputes arising between licensees
  • Prepare draft decrees and regulations
  • Organize concessions, issue licenses, amend, suspend, withdraw and supervise execution of these concessions and licenses
  • Establish rules of interconnection and review contracts of interconnection
  • Formulate technical standards and procedures for monitoring compliance with these standards
  • Formulate standards and procedures for review of complaints and/or requests that might arise out of the present law and their resolution
  • Facilitate the use of telecom by educational and health care institutions and disabled persons
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