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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.

Monday, January 19, 2009
ictQATAR received 68 responses to its public consultation regarding proposed guidelines for telecommunications billing practices. This document contains the statistical summary of all responses that were submitted using ictQATAR’s comment submission form which was in a questionnaire format.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
This document addresses the provision and use of Very Small Aperture Terminal (“VSAT”) within Closed User Groups - which falls outside of public telecommunications services.  
Saturday, April 25, 2009
This public consultation on the Type Approval Policy for Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (“RTTE”) is issued by ictQATAR in accordance with Decree Law No. (34) of 2006 on the promulgation of the Telecommunications Law.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
This document contains all the responses received during  the first consultation on the proposed Licensing Framework that was published on 14 January 2009. This document contains all the responses received during  the first consultation on the proposed Licensing Framework that was published on 14 January 2009. 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
This consultation is released in relation to the “Draft Type Approval Guidelines for Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment” drafted by ictQATAR on 13 June 2010.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
This Consultation Document sets out the standards, methodology and process that ictQATAR proposed to adopt for (1) Defining relevant markets, (2) Analyzing the defined relevant markets, (3) Assessing the degree of market power in those markets, and (4) Designating one or more Service Provider(s) (“SP”) as having a Dominant Position as a Dominant Service Provider (“DSP”) in each relevant market where the SP, individually or jointly with others, is found to exercise Significant Market Power (“SMP”).