Train and Tram Drivers Permit Requirements

This document applies in relation to the driving of trains and/or trams on a railway network that is certified by the Rail Safety Regulation Authority for public use and provides a list of minimum mandatory requirements and tasks (associated with the train and tram driver permit), for which the Railway Operators, Service Providers and other stakeholders are responsible. This requirements document provides supplementary information to the clauses in the Law on the Regulation of Railway Affairs and should be read in conjunction with the law.


Qatar’s E-commerce Guidelines

Today, e-commerce has become more of a business imperative than ever before as consumer awareness and expectations evolve. The proliferation of high-speed broadband and the availability of a sophisticated Internet infrastructure and Web-enabled mobile devices present increased economic opportunities for government, businesses, and individuals that could have profound impact on how future business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) commerce is conducted.


Guidelines For Amateur Radio Station Licenses

Amateur radio is a technical hobby, which combines the skills and interest needed to establish a radio amateur station with the social aspects of liaising and communicating with others involved in radio amateur circles world-wide.  Radio amateurs use a wide variety of radio communications equipment to communicate with each other and may provide emergency communications in situations of distress.

As the operation of an amateur radio station involves accessing shared radio spectrum, it is necessary for operators to be suitably trained and certified. 


Guidelines for Test & Development Radio Spectrum Licenses

There are two different types of licenses available under the test and development license category.  They are both non-operational licenses meaning they cannot be used for any sort of commercial or operational use, and are:

a)       Test and Development for research purposes: A license which is intended to be used for test and development specifically for research purposes such as the development of new equipment and technologies and academic and scientific investigations and measurements.


Guidelines for Satellite Radio Spectrum Licenses

Satellite stations are used to transmit and receive radio, television and telephone transmissions anywhere via satellite. Satellite communication has been considered as the most reliable means of communications. Due to its global nature, most of the spectrum management is done internationally through ITU-R.  Satellite operators intending to deploy their space station in space are required to launch coordination request to ITU-R via national administrations. Similarly, coordination may also be required before deployment of large earth stations.


Guidelines for Aeronautical Radio Spectrum Licenses

Aeronautical radio communication involves the communication between aeronautical stations and aircraft stations, or between aircraft stations relating to safety and regularity of flight, primarily along national or international civil air routes. Due to the safety critical nature of this type of communication the frequency bands are internationally agreed and set out in the Radio Regulations, which are agreed at the World Radio Conferences of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – a specialised agency of the United Nations.


Guidelines for Maritime Radio Spectrum Licenses

Maritime equipment is required to support the safe navigation of vessels and to make distress calls from coast stations/vessels in emergency situations.  It enables communication between vessels and coast stations, port / harbour authorities and with other vessels as well. Available maritime radio station licenses are classified as follows:

a)       Ship Radio Station

i)         Ship Radio Station (SOLAS)

ii)       Ship Radio Stations (Non-SOLAS)


Guidelines for Private Mobile Radio Spectrum Licenses

Private mobile radio (PMR) systems are generally used to provide communication facilities for closed user groups and support specific features such as group call and push-to-talk.  Many PMR systems allow DMO (Direct Mode Operation) in which terminals can communicate with one another directly when they are out of the coverage area of a network.  PMR systems are designed for short call holding times as this enables a large number of users to be accommodated within a particular frequency allocation.  It is not permitted for PMR systems to support radio to telephony calls through


Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines

The role of the Internet, in supporting the economy and in delivering information, education and entertainment are well understood and acknowledged. In light of the steady increase in sophisticated computer attacks on the internet infrastructures worldwide and in order to maintain the quality of this vital service, it is the responsibility of the government, and service providers to agree upon the baselines that ensure the Internet within the State of Qatar remain safe, secure and resilient.