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Regulatory

Communications Regulatory Authority is shaping Qatar’s telecommunications market that balances the rights of consumers with the needs of service providers. We are ensuring that competition thrives in Qatar, bringing benefits to businesses and individuals across the country.

Decree Law Number 34 of 2006 gives CRA a full range of powers to regulate the telecommunications market in Qatar. The Regulatory Authority is liberalizing Qatar’s telecoms market, developing a full regulatory framework to advance healthy market conditions and ensure the respect of consumer rights.

In 2007, CRA achieved one of its earliest goals when the mobile products and services sector was opened to competition. In 2008, the fixed line telecoms market was also liberalized.

Monday, March 26, 2018
Communications Regulatory Authority (“CRA”) has notified by Vodafone Qatar of the intent of Vodafone Group PLC and Qatar Foundation to enter into an agreement to Change the Control of Vodafone Qatar.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has reviewed the Spam Regulation published in December 2016 (you can check it via this link) and made amendments that align it more closely with the Data Privacy Law published by the Ministry of Transport & Communi
Sunday, July 16, 2017
The first version of the Class License for Short Range Devices (SRDs) (can be checked via this link) was issued by ictQATAR’s Regulatory Authority (currently CRA)  in May 2010 stipulating the frequen
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Under the Telecommunications Law, the Authority is entitled to issue whatever decisions are required for the purpose and implementation of number portability, this includes Fixed Number Portability. The Regulator has already issued a Policy for the implementation of Fixed Number Portability.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
The document in this page is the National Frequency Allocation Plan (NFAP) which includes the National Frequency Allocation Table (NFAT), as well as other important annexes and appendices (like: list of specific assignments, list of frequency bands for SRD applications, frequency allotment plans relevant to Qatar, International agreements,
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Licensees affected from harmful interference can submit a complaint to the CRA for protection of their assigned radio frequency / band. In such cases, CRA will investigate the matter and take appropriate actions to mitigate the interference.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
The World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) has been held by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) at Geneva, Switzerland during the period 2-27 November 2015, WRCs are held every three to four years to review the regulatory framework for international spectrum management and satellite coordination.