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 2010 - First Round of Consultation

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

This Consultation Document sets out the standards, methodology and process that ictQATAR proposed to adopt for (1) Defining relevant markets, (2) Analyzing the defined relevant markets, (3) Assessing the degree of market power in those markets, and (4) Designating one or more Service Provider(s) (“SP”) as having a Dominant Position as a Dominant Service Provider (“DSP”) in each relevant market where the SP, individually or jointly with others, is found to exercise Significant Market Power (“SMP”).

This is the second consultation on the topic. It was directed towards the Service Providers and the interested public for comments. ictQATAR invited comments to the questions contained in this Consultation Document.

Qtel and Vodafone's responses to the consultation are incorporated in the document.