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.

Regulatory Strategy 2013-2016

Monday, September 2, 2013

This document sets out the strategic priorities and strategic actions that will be followed by the Regulatory Authority from 2013 to 2016. This strategy has been finalized following a public consultation process and public meetings  conducted in April and May 2013.

The Regulatory Strategy comprises five high-level priorities in the telecommunications sector:

  • Enhancing the competitive environment;
  • Improving the clarity and predictability of the regulatory framework;
  • Ensuring the efficient management of scarce public resources;
  • Safeguarding the interests of the consumers; and
  • Supporting Qatar in its transition to a connected digital economy.

Across each of these areas, RA has identified a number of actions that, taken as a whole, shall provide a clear and structured plan to achieve its strategic objectives.