FEDERAL DECREE - LAW NO . 3 Issued on 15/11/2003 Corresponding to 20 Ramadan 1424 H . ON ORGANIZING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR 2 Amended by Federal Law No . 1/2005 dated 30/08/2005 Federal Law No . 5/2008 dated 21/09/2008 We , Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan , President of the United Arab Emirates States , Pursuant the perusal of the Constitution ; and Federal Law No . 1 of 1972 On the Jurisdiction of Ministries and the Powers of Ministers and its amending laws ; and Federal Law No . 7 of 1973 On Wireless Communications and Apparatus and its amending laws ; and Federal Law No . 7 of 1976 On the State Audit Institution and its amendments ; and Federal Law No . 8 of 1984 On Commercial Companies and its amending laws ; and Federal Law No . 5 of 1985 Issuing the Civil Transactions Code and its amending laws ; and Federal Law No . 3 of 1987 issuing the Penal Code ; and Federal Law No . 1 of 1991 Regarding the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation ; and Federal Law No . 10 of 1992 Issuing the Law of Evidence in Civil and Commercial Transactions ; and Federal Law No . 18 of 1993 Issuing the Commercial Transactions Code ; and Federal Law No . 7 of 1999 On Pensions and Social Security ; and Acting upon the proposal of the Prime Minister and the approval of the Council of Ministers , We have promulgated the following Federal Decree - Law : TITLE ONE DEFINITIONS Article 1 As amended by Federal Law no . 5 dated 21/9 / 2008 : In the implementation of the provisions of the present Decree - Law , the following words and expressions shall have the meaning assigned for each of them unless the context requires otherwise : The State : The United Arab Emirates State . The Government : The Government of the United Arab Emirates State . Government Bodies : Federal ministries , local departments and the public authorities , organizations and institutions related thereto , including armed forces , police , State security corps . This excludes any commercial company or establishment , even if owned by said bodies or if such bodies hold interests therein . The Authority : The Telecom - munication Regulatory Authority ( TRA ). The Board of Directors : The Board of Directors of the Authority .