The Draft Emergency Communications Plan
issued for public consultation proposes a framework of action for setting up an Emergency Communications Committee
and an Emergency Communications Plan
and that describes the requirements of the TRA
in terms of readiness of telecommunications infrastructure and operators for emergency situations.
The Emergency Communications Plan (ECP)
is a strategic plan with the corresponding set of rules and regulations that establishes a national and overarching vision for the utilization of telecommunications systems for emergency purposes and guides stakeholders on their specific roles and responsibilities.
The TRA has issued the “Draft Emergency Communications Plan”
for public consultation to consult with the relevant stakeholders on the potential uses of telecommunications systems and services during national emergencies and to gather the viewpoints of the users and providers of telecommunications services under emergency situations from citizens to public and private institutions and relief organizations regarding their requirements and technical abilities for an efficient and reliable telecommunications infrastructure and services. This consultation will allow the TRA to determine the status of the Telecommunications networks and their ability to work during and after a disaster and the requirements of relief organizations toward realizing a telecommunications emergency plan.
The guidelines will be amended, taking into consideration the comments and contributions of responders.
The Draft Emergency Communications Plan was launched for consultation. Interested parties were requested to submit their feedback before the 21st of May, 2012*
after having reviewed the following documents:
* Further to stakeholders request, the TRA has extended the deadline to submit feedback from May 7th, 2012 till May 21, 2012.