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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.

Sunday, March 24, 2013
The document on this page includes a summary of the comments received during the public consultation along with the responses of the Regulatory Authority.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
This dcoument is  the Standard Consultation Process issued by Regulatory Authority (RA) of the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR).
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Regulatory Authority of the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR) is seeking comments on its Draft Standard Consultation Process published today and which, when finalized, will be followed by the Regulatory Authority in conducting future public and industry consultations.
Under the Telecommunications Law and the By-Law, ictQATAR has specific objectives and powers to regulate and approve the tariffs of Dominant Service Providers (DSP) and Non-Dominant Service Providers.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Under the Telecommunications Law and By-Law, ictQATAR has specific objectives and powers to ensure the prices and charges of dominant service providers are efficiently cost-based and appropriately applied to products and services offered at a wholesale or retail level.
The Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology, ictQATAR, today launched a public consultation on Qatar’s Radio Spectrum Licensing Framework. This is the Application Form document.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The Supreme Council of Information and Communications Technology, ictQATAR, has designated Qtel as a Dominant Service Provider (DSP) in all 14 relevant retail and wholesale markets in Qatar, following the Regulatory Authority’s 2010 Market Definition and Dominance Designation (MDDD) Review. From the review, Vodafone was deemed to be a DSP in two wholesale terminating markets (fixed and mobile), in which a network operator is always inherently dominant.