UAE approves creation of new ICT watchdog

3 Mar 2016

The Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has passed a draft law which paves the way for the creation of a new government body to oversee the country’s ICT sector. A report from Gulf News says that the draft bill proposes the creation of a new IT and telecoms policy council which will be tasked with regulating and ensuring effective competition in the ICT market. The government says the move is designed to strengthen competition in the electronic communications sector, stimulate investment, foster freedom of choice for consumers, and enable them to benefit from innovative services, improved quality and lower rates. A timeframe for the introduction of the new body has not been announced.

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