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 - Final Notice and Orders


The Supreme Council of Information and Communications Technology, ictQATAR, has designated Qtel as a Dominant Service Provider (DSP) in all 14 relevant retail and wholesale markets in Qatar, following the Regulatory Authority’s 2010 Market Definition and Dominance Designation (MDDD) Review. From the review, Vodafone was deemed to be a DSP in two wholesale terminating markets (fixed and mobile), in which a network operator is always inherently dominant.

The 2010 MDDD review was the second time ictQATAR has undertaken the MDDD process. On 24 June 2008, Qtel was designated as a DSP in all 15 relevant retail and wholesale markets.