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, April 21, 2019
To be aligned with the current international trend in the development of IoT systems specifically Smart Home Area systems, CRA publishes a consultation on the proposed Class License for Wireless Home Area Networks (WHAN) to enable automation of electrical home appliances, wireless alert and sensors, as well as lighting automation systems.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
In keeping with an open and transparent regulatory process, the Communications Regulatory Authority of the State of Qatar is consulting on the need to revise the Class License for the Provision of Public Telecommunication Services On-board Aircraft.
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, March 8, 2016
The document on this page is the public consultation launched by the Communications Regulatory Authority to address concerns by the developers likely to be affected by the Passive Civil Infrastructure Access Regulation issued by CRA earlier this year.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Ministers have called for a review of the prices applied to  International Mobile Roaming (IMR) services in the region.
Monday, August 11, 2014
The consultation document explains the procedures and standards required to be followed by licensed telecommunications networks and Service providers for constructing cellular mobile stations and towers in the State of Qatar.