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.

Consultation: Class License for the Provision of Public Telecommunications Services On-board Aircraft

Saturday, February 1, 2014

This document provides an overview of the primary regulatory instruments that lead to the conclusion that a telecommunications license from ictQATAR is required in order to provide public telecommunications services on-board Qatar Airways aircraft.  The consultation document also provides a non-exhaustive overview of the types of telecommunications services that can be made available on-board aircraft and how they are implemented.  Instructions on how to respond to the consultation are included in the attached document together with the proposed Class License.