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 on Regulatory Accounting System (RAS) Orders

Monday, July 14, 2014

As required by the Regulatory Accounting System (RAS) Orders (ICTRA 2013/03/31-B), Ooredoo has submitted the RAS for the Financial Years 2010/11/12 (collectively: 2010+).

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) provided Ooredoo with clarifications and further instructions in implementing and reviewing the RAS 2012+. Several of them are relevant and need to be introduced in the RAS Orders.

As a result, the CRA finds that the RAS Orders should be revised. This is crucial both to improve the RAS requirements and to provide the Auditor with a clear framework of reference for auditing the Ooredoo RAS.

Main changes proposed by the CRA are described in the consultation document that includes the Draft RAS Orders. All comments received have been carefully reviewed and considered by the CRA during the finalization of the RAS Orders.