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May 08, 2012
Extension of the deadline of the ‘Draft Emergency Communications Plan' consultation
The TRA issued the "Draft Emergency Communications Plan" for public consultation on April 5th, 2012 to check with the relevant stakeholders on the potential uses of telecommunications systems and services during national emergencies...
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April 05, 2012
The TRA has issued the 'Draft Emergency Communications Plan' for public consultation
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 ...
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February 06, 2012
The TRA issues the decisions extending interim licenses to some ISPs and DSPs
In line with the mission mandated to it by Law 431/2002, the TRA issued on December 13, 2011 (Board number 164) the decisions related to the renewal of interim licenses for some ISPs and DSPs, and valid till December 31, 2012...
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December 16, 2011
The TRA issues circular 2/2011 requesting from all audiovisual broadcasting stations to abide by the frequency allocation procedures
The TRA issued and published circular (number 2/2011) in the official Gazette on December 15, 2011. This circular requests from all audiovisual broadcasting stations to abide by the frequency allocation procedures ...
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April 27, 2011
The TRA has issued the 'Radio Site Installation and Modification Guidelines' for public consultation
The TRA has issued the "Radio Site Installation and Modification Guidelines" for public consultation defining the guidelines to be adopted by the Service Providers in installing and modifying their radio sites ...
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April 06, 2011
The TRA Board approves the New Building Requirements for Broadband Services Delivery draft code
The “New Building Requirements for Broadband Services Delivery” draft code was issued for a limited consultation in November 2008 with a deadline to consult by March 2009. After having thoroughly taken into consideration the feedback received ...
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March 31, 2011
The TRA issues circular 1/2011 forbidding the use of unlicensed telecom devices
The TRA issued and published an official circular (number 1/2011) in the official Gazette and 2 local newspapers, requesting from all buildings, real estate, broadcasting stations and antenna towers owners to refrain from installing...
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February 16, 2011
TRA Board approves the Rights of Way draft decree
The TRA Board recently approved the Rights of Way draft decree that will now be sent to His Excellency the Minister of Telecommunications who will forward it to the State Council for review before submitting it to the Council of Ministers for their final approval before being officially issued...
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August 06, 2010
A TRA press statement issued today announced that no decision was taken to stop BlackBerry services in Lebanon
In a press statement issued earlier today the TRA informed the Lebanese public that the Authority has launched a technical, commercial and legal study covering Data services used by the smartphones in Lebanon, such as BlackBerry and others...
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April 09, 2010
TRA Board approves the Human EMF exposure Limit Regulation
TRA Board Members approved the Human EMF exposure Limit Regulation on March 31st, 2010. This Regulation will become binding further to the State of Council’s review and once published in the Official Gazette...
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April 06, 2010
TRA board approves the Code of Practice for Value Added Services
TRA Board Members approved the Code of Practice for Value Added Services on March 29th, 2010. This code will become binding further to the State of Council’s review and once published in the Official Gazette...
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December 01, 2009
The TRA issues three interim licenses
On October 27, 2009, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Lebanon granted interim licenses to three Lebanese companies: TRISAT SARL, LCNC SAL and Waves SAL...
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October 27, 2009
The TRA has issued the 'Human EMF Exposure Limit Regulation' draft for consultation
The purpose of issuing the “Human EMF Exposure Limit Regulation” draft for consultation is to protect the public and workers from adverse health effects arising from exposure to EMF in the living and working environments...
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October 07, 2009
Postponement of the implementation of the Type Approval Regulation
The implementation of Type Approval procedures still requires procedural decisions from the Council of Ministers and the General Directorate of Customs....
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July 17, 2009
Clarification by the Authority regarding the 2 decisions issued by State Council
Further to the State Council decisions regarding the mobile numbering, the Authority would like to clarify the following....
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July 16, 2009
The State Council issued 2 decisions regarding Mobile numbering
The State Council issued two interlocutory judgments under Ref No.237/2008-2009 and Ref No. 238/2008-2009 ...
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July 06, 2009
Decision to postpone the implementation of the Type Approval Regulation
TRA Board issued Decision 10/2009 during its 75th meeting held on 01/07/2009...
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July 01, 2009
The 'Code of Practice for Value Added Services' consultation is now closed. The final version of this document will be published in both Arabic and English soon
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June 22, 2009
TRA board approves the Consumer Affairs Regulation
The Consumer Affairs Regulation was approved by TRA Board on June 19th 2009....
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June 22, 2009
The 'Draft Opinion for Determining Spectrum Right To Use Fees' is now launched for consultation
The “Draft Opinion for Determining Spectrum Right To Use Fees” is now launched for consultation. Interested parties can submit their feedback by August 3rd, 2009, at 5:00 PM....
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June 21, 2009
TRA Board approves the Consumer Affairs Regulation to be sent to the State Council prior to its implementation
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June 11, 2009
Reminder: The Broadband Licensing Plan and the Broadband Network consultations will close on June 15th, 2009, at 5:00 PM
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June 05, 2009
The TRA Board Members approved the final draft of three major Regulations
The TRA Board Members approved the final draft of three major Regulations: " Service Providers Licensing Regulation”, ”Class and Frequency Licensing Fees Regulation” and“ Spectrum Management and Licensing Regulation”....
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June 01, 2009
The 'Code of Practice for Value Added Services' consultation closing date has been extended from June 12th till June 30th 2009 further to stakeholders request
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May 12, 2009
The TRA has issued decision 7/2009
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May 06, 2009
The TRA has issued circular 6/2009
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May 04, 2009
Three major regulations issued by the TRA
The Service Provider Licensing Regulation, the Class and Frequency Fees Regulation and the Spectrum Management and licensing Regulations have been issued by the TRA....
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May 04, 2009
The Broadband Licensing Plan and Broadband Network Requirements are now launched for consultation
The Broadband Licensing Plan sets out the broadband licensing plan of the TRA. The Broadband Network Requirements document sets out the network requirements that will be applicable to licensees under the broadband licensing plan of the TRA....
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April 27, 2009
The TRA has officially issued four Regulations
The TRA has officially declared today the issuance of four regulations: "Interconnection Regulation", Significant Market Power Regulation", “Type Approval Regulation”, Quality of Service and Key Performance Indicators Regulation...
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April 24, 2009
The TRA has published in the Official Gazette the SMP, ITX, Type Approval and QoS regulations which are now applicable to all service providers
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April 14, 2009
The TRA issued circulars 4/2009 and 5/2009. Click here to view the documents
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April 09, 2009
Extension of ‘Code of Practice for Value Added Services' consultation
The “Code of Practice for Value Added Services” consultation closing date has been extended from May 11th 2009 till June 12th 2009 further to stakeholders request. ...
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April 08, 2009
The TRA issued circulars 1/2009, 2/2009 and 3/2009. Click here to view the documents
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April 06, 2009
TRA Board approved Decision 4/61 during its 61st meeting on 18/03/2009 mentioning the yearly numbering fees, including short numbers, to be paid to the TRA from fixed and mobile companies and will be soon published in the Official Gazette and this website under decision 2/2009
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March 23, 2009
Decision 1/2009 reassigning the 71 and 72 codes respectively to MIC2 and MIC1 has been published in the Official Gazette
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March 17, 2009
The Frequency Requests received till date (march 2009) have been published in the Official Gazette
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March 06, 2009
The Council of State has approved 4 TRA regulations: Interconnection, Significant Market Power, Quality of Service/ KPIs, and Type Approval. The TRA is currently finalizing all documents prior to publishing the final versions in the Official Gazette
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February 26, 2009
‘Use of Public Properties’ study
The TRA has issued the ‘Use of Public Properties’ study for consultation...
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February 25, 2009
Extension of 'New Buildings Requirements' consultation
The New Buildings Requirements closed consultation closing date has been extended....
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February 12, 2009
The National Numbering Plan (NNP) has been amended
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January 30, 2009
The National Numbering Plan issued by the TRA will soon be published in the Official Gazette
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December 19, 2008
The 'Access to Information' consultation closing date has been extended
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December 15, 2008
The 'Digital migration strategy for TV broadcasting' and the 'Improving FM Broadcasting' consultations closing dates have been extended
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December 11, 2008
The TRA has issued the 'Access to information' draft for consultation
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November 21, 2008
The TRA has issued the 'Improving FM Broadcasting' paper for consultation
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November 19, 2008
The TRA has issued the 'New Building Requirements for Broadband service delivery' for a limited consultation
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November 11, 2008
The TRA has issued the 'Digital Migration Strategy for TV Broadcasting' plan for consultation
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November 11, 2008
The TRA has issued the 'Digital Migration Strategy for TV Broadcasting' plan for consultation .Interested parties are kindly requested to submit their feedback before 8th December 2008.
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November 03, 2008
The Spectrum re-farming and packaging for Broadband Lebanon Plan consultation closing date has been extended.
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October 23, 2008
The TRA has issued the 'Spectrum Refarming and Packaging for Broadband Lebanon' plan for consultation
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October 03, 2008
The TRA has issued the National Numbering Plan (NNP)
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September 29, 2008
The TRA issued the Decision number 27 dated 29 of September 2008 clarifying the regulatory framework of call center services.
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September 13, 2008
The TRA launches a decision on the ‘Regulatory Framework for the Establishment of Call Centers in Lebanon' for public consultation.
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August 04, 2008
The 'Spectrum Management and Licensing Regulation' consultation closing date has been extended
The "Spectrum Management and Licensing Regulation" consultation closing date has been extended from 30th August 2008 to 7th September 2008 further to stakeholders request. ...
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July 26, 2008
The TRA launches the 'Spectrum Management and Licensing Regulation' for consultation.
Interested parties are urged to submit their feedback before August 30th , 2008....
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June 10, 2008
The TRA issues the Consultation on “Price Regulation"
The TRA wants to ensure there is a fair level of competition in the market and to cease any anti-competitive behavior, by imposing remedies to the tariffs offered by Service Providers with Significant Market Power (SMP) in markets where competition is not effective. ...
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June 05, 2008
The TRA issues the Consultation on “Administering and Implementing the National Numbering Plan”
The TRA is legally mandated for establishing and managing the National Numbering Plan (NNP) for subscribers and Service Providers of telecommunication services. ...
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May 26, 2008
The Liberalization Roadmap consultation closing date has been extended
The Liberalization Roadmap consultation closing date has been extended from 15th May 2008 to 16th June 2008 further to stakeholders request. ...
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May 05, 2008
The Licensing Regulation consultation closing date has been extended
The Licensing Regulation consultation closing date has been extended from 31st May 2008 to 30th June 2008 further to stakeholders request. ...
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April 30, 2008
The TRA issues the Licensing Regulation for consultation. Interested parties are kindly requested to submit their feedback before Sunday May, 31st, 2008.
The Licensing Regulation includes clarifications related to the Authority’s actions in regard to licensing Service Providers and the treatment of their licenses. This document details the types and classification of licenses to be granted by the TRA. It also reviews the conditions under which each license will be delivered as well as their issuing process. ...
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April 24, 2008
Four major decisions issued today by the TRA for an improved structure of the Lebanese Telecom market.
The TRA issues 4 major decisions ensuring an improved structure of the telecommunications market including the issuance of the SMP Regulation and the temporary assignment of GSM frequencies to Ogero as part of a pilot project....
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April 18, 2008
The Arab Regulators Network (AREGNET) Recommends the Reduction of pan-Arab Roaming Rates
The TRA participated in the Arab Regulators Network (AREGNET) meeting held in Bahrain......
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April 07, 2008
The TRA launches the Liberalization Roadmap for consultation. Interested parties are urged to submit their feedback before the 15th May 2008
The TRA is legally mandated to liberalize the telecommunications sector in Lebanon. As part of the Authority’s plan to liberalize the market and enable competition, the TRA has set several objectives in the reform process....
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April 07, 2008
The TRA issues new licenses to operational data service providers (DSPs) and Internet service providers (ISPs)
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) today took the first step in the liberalization of the telecommunications market in Lebanon, issuing its first licenses since it was established one year ago. Under the Telecommunications Law, all existing licenses expired on 4 April 2008. The TRA today issued new licenses to operational data service providers (DSPs) and Internet service providers (ISPs). ...
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April 02, 2008
The TRA sends a letter of confidentiality to all Service Providers
The TRA has sent a letter related to confidentiality of user personal information and communication to all service providers with the intention of protecting the consumers’ personal information in the telecommunication sector...
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March 25, 2008
The TRA issues an official memo about the usage of repeaters/jammers
The TRA has the prerogative of regulating the telecom sector (ref Law 431/2002) and has the exclusivity of managing and controlling the spectrum. ...
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March 21, 2008
To all service providers: all licenses issued before 4 April 2007 will expire on 4 April 2008
Pursuant to Article 48(1) of Telecommunications Law No. 431 adopted on 23 July 2002, all licenses to provide telecommunications services and/or uses radio frequencies that were issued and/or renewed prior to the establishment of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (the “TRA”) on 4 April 2007 will expire on 4 April 2008....
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March 19, 2008
Lebanon’s first official participation in the ITU’s Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR), the 8th Global Symposium for Regulators, contributes to the adoption of Best Practices on Infrastructure Sharing
600 participants from 90 countries attended the Symposium held in Pattaya, Thailand from 11 to 13 March 2008...
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March 19, 2008
The TRA issues the Numbering Plan for Consultation
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Lebanon (TRA) has issued for consultation the first draft of the Numbering Plan which proposes changes to the existing National Numbering Plan and Charging....
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March 11, 2008
The TRA issues the Lebanese National Frequency Allocation Table for consultation.
Spectrum is scarce resource. The TRA’s mission is to harmonize the spectrum use with international developments and stimulate technological innovation and competitiveness. ...
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February 13, 2008
The Type Approval consultation closing date has been extended
The Type Approval consultation closing date has been extended from 29th February 2008 to 15th March 2008 further to stakeholders request....
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February 01, 2008
The TRA launches the Type Approval regulation for public consultation. Interested parties are urged to submit their feedback before 29th February 2008
The TRA’s mission is to ensure that the Telecommunications equipment imported into or manufactured in Lebanon meets a minimum set of regulatory, technical and safety requirements and is compliant with the electromagnetic international standards. ...
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January 25, 2008
The TRA issues an official memo to all ISPs and DSPs
The TRA issued an official memo requesting from all ISPs and DSPs to refer to the Authority for all matters related to their license....
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December 08, 2007
Extension of the Q&A deadline
Eligible Parties are hereby advised that the HCP and the TRA will continue to allow questions to be submitted after the deadline of 10 December 2007, in accordance with the first footnote of the Timetable. ...
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