February 11, 2009
The TRA and the Ministry of Economy and Trade signed an MoU Wednesday 11th February. A fundamental step is being taken to protect telecommunications consumers rights and solve their complaints
. Mr. Fouad Fleilfel, Director General of the MoET and head of the Consumer Protection Directorate (CPD) at the Ministry, had already set-up a hotline within CPD to handle all consumers complaints including telecom ones. Both institutions will be now joining their efforts and will be sharing this hotline as a first step to better serve telecom consumers.
The TRA plans to develop a shared SQL database with its related web-interface to bridge a real-time communication with the MoET in order to take action and resolve telecom complaints in a regulated, efficient and timely manner.
The signing of this MoU is the first phase of a threefold project. The second step will consist in developing and implementing the synchronization system. The TRA will be finally releasing an awareness campaign to officially collect all consumers complaints.
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