Public Consultations

As the independent regulatory body for the communications sector in Qatar, the Communications Regulatory Authority recognizes that its decisions must be based on evidence and take into account the views of people and organizations with an interest in the outcome. To improve transparency, efficiency and the effectiveness of regulation in the sector, CRA uses public consultations as a regulatory process to seek inputs from the public and the industry on matters affecting them. 

Periodically we conduct consultations when developing regulations, policies or guidelines. The goal is to improve the quality of our decisions by seeking the expertise, perspectives and ideas of those who will be directly affected. The process of consultation also enables us to balance opposing interests and identify any unintended effects and practical problems before developing any final positions on regulatory issues.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The Fixed Number Portability (FNP) consultation document describes fixed number portability and provides the policy for its implementation. The FNP policy is developed keeping in view the key processes and functions that are currently being followed in porting a mobile number.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
This consultation contains proposals for Service Providers to apply Customers credit limits in all cases, to keep customers notified of their credit allowance before their credit limit expires and to ensure that customers are not charged in excess of their agreed credit limit without their express consent.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The draft plan supports and promotes broadband market development by providing the guidelines and actions the nation needs to take in the next decade to ensure that the opportunities offered by broadband technology are realized. Interested parties are invited to submit their views by May 29th.
Monday, September 30, 2013
The consultation document describes the key changes proposed by the Regulatory Authority. Some of the areas under focus are:
Thursday, September 19, 2013
The Cost of Capital (CoC) is the allowed rate of return, usually determined as the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC). The WACC sets the “interest rate” for the capital used by Ooredoo and influences wholesale and retail pricing significantly.
Monday, September 2, 2013
On April 7, 2013, ictQATAR’s Regulatory Authority (RA) launched a public consultation on the draft “Regulatory Strategy 2013-2016” and requested written comments from interested parties.
Monday, September 2, 2013
The purpose of this document is to: 1. Summarize the review of the responses received to the public consultation on the draft Regulatory Strategy 2013-2016 that was issued on April 7, 2013; 2. Provide the response of the Regulatory Authority to the key comments received from the stakeholders.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
The document on this page contains the proposed Quality of Service (QoS) Instruction with set requirements and obligations, which will, when finalized, be imposed on the fixed and mobile licensed service providers.
Monday, July 8, 2013
The document on this page specifies the relationship between Ooredoo and the Other Licensed Operators (OLO) when Ooredoo provides Transmission Services to OLOs as per the specifications in this agreement.