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Trial Run of Early Warning Weather Service Begins in Muscat

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 16 May 2023
Trial Run of Early Warning Weather Service Begins in Muscat

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have started on Tuesday the trial phase of an early warning broadcast service (EWS) on weather conditions via mobile phones in Muscat Governorate.

The goal of doing this was to make sure weather alerts go to consumers as quickly as possible.

The service includes broadcasting guidelines for transmitting messages of warning against all types of calamities, such as hurricanes, tsunamis, severe rains, strong winds, and poor horizontal visibility.

The services have been conducted in four different languages: Arabic, English, Hindi, and Urdu.

In a statement issued by TRA said, ‘A real trial run of an early warning broadcast service via mobile phones for subscribers in Muscat governorate started on Tuesday, May 16.’

Also, the trial phase would start on May 17th in Salalah, Taqah, Mirbat, Rakhyut, Dhalkhut, Shaleem, and Hallaniyat Islands, as well as Sadah in Dhofar.

Beginning on June 13th, the trials will move on to South Batinah, North Batinah, and Musandam.

The trials will conclude on June 14th.

During the trial, Omantel and Ooredoo subscribers will get the emergency alert messages.