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.

Type Approval Policy

Monday, August 31, 2009

Type Approval is the procedure by which Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (RTTE) is authorized by ictQATAR to be imported into or to be used in Qatar and involves verification of the equipment’s compliance with the applicable standards and requirements. The Type Approval Policy applies to all RTTE imported or manufactured in Qatar, whether for marketing/commercial purposes or for private use, and applies to any Person that is the initial or first point of supply of RTTE in Qatar.

The new Type Approval Policy applies internationally recognized standards as the basis for the type approval process and simplifies the fee structure for type approval applications. The policy ensures that only properly type-approved RTTE is imported and used in Qatar and that RTTE does not cause damage to, or interfere with, the operation of telecommunications networks or other equipment.