The ‎ Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) is the Communications Regulator in the state of Qatar established by virtue of Emiri Decree (42) in 2014. The CRA regulates the Telecommunications and Information Technology sector, postal services, access to digital media and spectrum. The CRA encourages and supports an open and competitive Information & Communications Technology (ICT) sector that provides advanced, innovative, and reliable communications services. Balancing the rights of consumers with the needs of service providers is at the heart of everything the CRA does.

Class License for Camel Racing Equipment

Monday, August 23, 2010

ictQATAR’s Regulatory Authority issued a Class License for Camel Racing Equipment, which streamlines the approval process for use, operation and installation of the equipment. This Class License enables any person to possess, use, operate and/or install the Camel Racing Equipment without that person having to apply for the Class License provided that the Licensee complies with the terms and conditions of the Class License, operates the device within the authorized frequency bands and ensures that the Camel Racing Equipment are type approved by ictQATAR. Under this Class License, there are no license or spectrum fees.

The Type Approved Camel Racing Equipment are restricted to hand devices with low frequency transmission power used by the camel owners and ear pieces installed on the camels in order to enable one way communications to control the speed of the camel and its movement throughout the various stages of the race. Any person or entity wishing to import the Camel Racing Equipment for commercial purposes and/or sell them in Qatar will still need to obtain Type Approval from ictQATAR along with the approval for dealing in telecommunications equipment.