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.

Guidelines for Aeronautical Radio Spectrum Licenses

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Aeronautical radio communication involves the communication between aeronautical stations and aircraft stations, or between aircraft stations relating to safety and regularity of flight, primarily along national or international civil air routes. Due to the safety critical nature of this type of communication the frequency bands are internationally agreed and set out in the Radio Regulations, which are agreed at the World Radio Conferences of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – a specialised agency of the United Nations. The Radio Regulations have international treaty status and are binding on ITU member states, including the State of Qatar.

There are following categories and sub-categories of Aeronautical licenses issued by ictQATAR which are explained in detail in these guidelines:

a)       Aircraft Radio Station Licenses

i)         Aircraft Mobile Radio station

ii)       Aircraft Transportable Radio station

Ground Based Aeronautical Station Licenses