Region: Middle East and North Africa
Sector: Telecom and ICT
Keywords: Telecom and ICT
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority is an independent public institution established by Law 431/2002 and legally mandated to liberalize, regulate, and develop telecommunications in Lebanon. The TRA effectively started operations upon the nomination of its board members in February 2007.
The TRA's mission is to promote competition and ensure the rights of users of telecommunications services are respected. Through appropriate regulation, the TRA promotes investment and maintains stability in the market. The TRA issues licenses, regulations, and decisions, manages the spectrum and the numbering plan, monitors the market for any abuse of dominant market position and anti-competitive practices, and takes remedial action when necessary. The TRA is also responsible for maintaining stability in the market and developing the sector—while at the same time, building a thriving, competitive and innovative telecommunications market.
The establishment of the TRA is a significant milestone signaling the start of the liberalization and restructuring process of the Lebanese telecommunications sector.
Updated: October 25, 2021