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.

GCCIA Authorization

Monday, May 24, 2010

ictQATAR has issued an authorization to the Gulf Cooperative Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) pursuant to own and operate a telecommunications facility in Qatar that provides international dark fibre access to entities in Qatar that are licensed to provide telecommunications services and networks to the public. The authorization also allows the GCCIA pursuant to provide necessary services essential for the sale or provision of international dark fibre to the licensed entities.

The authorization prohibits the provision or sale of telecommunications services to the public and states that ictQATAR may regulate terms and conditions of access or interconnection with an operator, and may impose additional conditions on the GCCIA regarding access/interconnection, if necessary to ensure operator connectivity. There is no fee for this authorization.