Telecoms?authorities across the GCC?are looking at standardising a host of roaming charges across the Gulf.
The issue was discussed at the ninth meeting of the
The group includes members from each of the telecommunications regulators in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations. The TRA said the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the regulation of international mobile roaming services within the Gulf.
A consultation paper that assesses the potential impact of expanding the scope of the existing regulations of intra-GCC mobile roaming services is being drawn up. All mobile operators within the GCC are being invited to share their views as part of the process.
"This project is very timely. We have recently seen significant growth in the number of smartphone users in the GCC. This means that consumers now have the ability to easily access the internet while abroad.
"However, many consumers perceive the cost of accessing the internet while roaming to be very high. This is an issue that needs to carefully considered, and the meeting of the
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