Muscat – Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), in cooperation with Civil Aviation Authority, will conduct trials of an early warning broadcast service on weather conditions via mobile phones in Dhofar on Wednesday.
This is being done with the objective of ensuring weather alerts reach people as quickly as possible.
In a statement, TRA said that the trial will be held in the wilayats of Salalah, Taqah, Mirbat, Rakhyut, Dhalkhut, Sadah, and Shalim and Hallaniyat Islands on May 17.
A trail was conducted in Muscat governorate on Tuesday.
The service features broadcasting messages warning against all nature of emergencies, including hurricanes, tsunamis, heavy rains, strong winds and poor horizontal visibility. The messages are sent in four languages – Arabic, English, Hindi and Urdu.
The trials will continue in North Batinah on June 13, followed by South Batinah on June 14 and Musandam on June 15.
In the trial stage, warning messages of emergency are being sent to Omantel and Ooredoo subscribers.
According to TRA, the service will help send warning messages to subscribers in a particular area using mobile communications networks to alert about emergencies in line with international standards.