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.

The applications on all UAE networks include:

  1. Google Hangout Meet
  2. Cisco Webex
  3. Avaya Spaces
  4. BlueJeans
  5. Slack

Applications that continue to remain available are:

  1. Microsoft Teams
  2. Skype for Business
  3. Zoom
  4. Blackboard