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.

Telecommunications By Law

Sunday, April 6, 2008

This document is an unofficial English translation of Executive By-Law No.1 of 2009 for the Telecommunications Law which is applied and enforced by ictQATAR. The Arabic version of the Exeuctive By-Law is the definitive legal text. It outlines definitions and general provisions for regulating telecommunications in Qatar including licensing, radio spectrum management, interconnection and access arrangements, tariff regulation, numbers and numbering, universal service, competition policy, consumer protection provisions, access to property, telecommunications equipment standards and approval, dispute resolution, and the provision of information.