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.

Draft Type Approval Guidelines

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

This draft document, “Type Approval Guidelines for Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (“RTTE”)” is issued by ictQATAR following the publication of the Type Approval Policy, in accordance with Decree Law No. (34) of 2006 on the promulgation of the Telecommunications Law.

In accordance with Article 2.11 and Article 4.5 of the Telecommunications Law, ictQATAR has the statutory duty to establish an effective approval regime for telecommunications equipment and for that purpose, set the necessary procedures for the approval of telecommunication equipment or their types for attachment to the telecommunications networks in Qatar including approval of equipment previously approved by organizations or other countries. ictQATAR fulfils this function by requiring that all RTTE are Type Approved  before being allowed to be marketed and operated in Qatar.