Minister of Communications chairs meeting with telecoms representatives to discuss cooperation, safety and security
- Bahrain: Wednesday, February 13 - 2013 at 13:37
- PRESS RELEASE
H.E. Sheikh Fawaz Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of State for Communications, chaired a meeting with representatives of the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) and the main telecom providers (Batelco, Viva, Zain and Menatelecom).
Two important initiatives came out of the meeting. The first initiative was brought forth out of a discussion about cooperation between providers in the event of any disruption to service.
Those in attendance expressed their agreement to work together in helping one another recover from any major event telecommunications, in an effort to serve consumers in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The second important initiative related to the handling of such disruptions by the TRA, whose representative assured those present that the TRA will speed up the process required to reroute communications traffic in the event of disruption, thus lessening its impact on consumers and providers.
H.E. Sheikh Fawaz commended the spirit of cooperation among the telecoms providers' representatives in the discussion.
"With the increase in cyber attacks on governments, industry and individuals, it is our duty to insure that Bahrain is not only prepared in terms of telecommunications security, but also resilient in dealing with any disturbances. By meeting with representatives from the industry today, we have taken critical steps to foster a safe and cooperative telecoms environment that will benefit all of us in the Kingdom," he added.
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