CRA Participates in the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Monday, February 26, 2018

A high-level delegation from the State of Qatar, headed by H.E. Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai, President of the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), is participating in the world’s largest mobile industry gathering, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain from February 26 - March 01, under the theme: “Creating a Better Future”.

The MWC is an annual high level event organized by the GSM Association (GSMA), connecting regulators, telecom service providers, major companies in the ICT industry. During the four-day event, more than 108,000 mobile professionals and 320 speakers from around the world will network, showcase and exchange ideas and experiences.

The ICT sector on a global level is evolving at incredible speed, in line with this CRA is participating in events like MWC which gives us an opportunity to see the latest technologies and to exchange ideas and experiences with other regulators, policy and decision makers, industry experts and stakeholders around the world which will help the ICT sector to evolve in Qatar. CRA is adopting a more flexible regime of laws and regulations that are able to accommodate future technological changes. CRA is also seeking to develop new markets and is conducting currently a review of Qatar’s telecom market,” said H.E. Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai, President of CRA.

CRA is also participating in GSMA’s prestigious Ministerial Programme which, over three days (February 26 - February 28), brings together the world’s most influential telecommunications leaders, CEOs, ministers, regulators and policymakers to discuss key developments and policy trends in the mobile sector. The Programme also includes discussions about supporting the transition to fifth Generation (5G) and transforming communities with Internet of Things (IoT).

MWC also includes an exhibition, which will have over 2,300 exhibitors showcasing the newest and most innovative mobile services technologies.