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.

Qatar National Numbering Plan Review Consultation Document

Monday, September 30, 2013

The consultation document describes the key changes proposed by the Regulatory Authority. Some of the areas under focus are:

  • Short Access Codes
  • Freefone / value-added services
  • Allocation block size
  • Level 9 designation and allocation block size
  • Quarantine Period
  • Regulatory Fees on Numbers

The Regulatory Authority has also published a draft of the revised NNP Plan and it is attached with the consultation document in Appendix-A.

The National Numbering Plan (NNP) is intended to provide a long-term framework within which Qatar’s telephone National Numbering Plan may continue to be developed for the benefit of all public telecommunications customers in the country.