Dubai: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) on Monday announced the addition of five apps that can now be used across all UAE networks.
Last week, the TRA introduced Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, Zoom and Blackboard for all networks. Following the recent amendments, residents using Etisalat and du services will now also have free access to Google Hangout Meet, Cisco Webex, Avaya Spaces, BlueJeans and Slack.
In a statement, the TRA said that in coordination with UAE telecom operators Etisalat and du, it has increased the number of accessible applications “on an exceptional basis and until further notice” as part of the UAE’s efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.
“In light of the UAE’s efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and the ongoing effort to support distance learning, [we announce] the availability of an additional set of applications on all of the UAE’s networks, on an exceptional basis and until further notice,” said the telecom authority.
Additional apps for distance learning@TheUAETRA announced the availability of an additional set of applications on all of the UAE’s networks, on an exceptional basis and until further notice
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The applications on all UAE networks include:
- Google Hangout Meet
- Cisco Webex
- Avaya Spaces
Applications that continue to remain available are:
- Microsoft Teams
- Skype for Business
The regulatory authority said it will periodically review the list of available applications, which is in line to support the nation’s efforts to encourage employees to work from home.