The TRA plays a role in helping the development of the global telecom industry as Lebanon’s regulatory representative at the International Telecommunication Union.
The TRA is a sector member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The ITU is a telecommunications agency of the United Nations established to shape global policy on information and communication technologies and provide standardized communications procedures and practices. It coordinates the use of the electromagnetic spectrum and creation of technical standards for telecommunication and radio communication equipment. Headquartered in Geneva, the ITU furthers the development of telecommunications services worldwide while overseeing global allocation of spectrum for future uses.
In October 2007, the TRA became Lebanon's regulatory representative as a Sector Member of the ITU. The TRA takes its place among 191 member states as well as more than 700 sector members and associates, all responsible for playing a role in the development of the global ICT industry.