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.

Market Definition and Dominance Designation 2008 - Consultation Document I

Sunday, July 22, 2007

This Consultation Document sets out the standards, methodology and process that ictQATAR proposes to adopt for (1) defining relevant markets, (2) assessing the degree of market power in those markets, and (3) designating a service provider as dominant (“Dominant Service Provider”) in each relevant market where the service provider, individually or jointly with others, is found to exercise significant market power. For ease of reference, the framework of analysis comprising these three elements is referred to collectively herein as the “Market Review Process.”

It also sets forth ictQATAR’s application of the Market Review Process to the telecommunications sector in the State of Qatar at present and reaches the tentative conclusion that Qatar Telecom Q.S. C. (“Qtel”) should be designated as dominant in a number of specified relevant markets. ictQATAR welcomed views and comments on its proposed Market Review Process, including the market analysis as applied to the Qatari telecommunications sector, the proposed measures and remedies, and the timetable and process for future market reviews.