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.

VSAT Consultation - Comments submitted to ictQATAR

Monday, August 24, 2009

The VSAT Consultation Document outlined ictQATAR’s understanding of the current VSAT market in Qatar and confirmed ictQATARs intentions for enabling competing VSAT service provision. The document outlined preliminary requirements and processes for the issuance of new individual VSAT Licenses to operators serving third parties in Closed User Groups. Such groups fall outside the provision of public telecommunications services. The VSAT Consultation Document outlined the key content of the draft VSAT License for indicative purposes.

In keeping with preceding mobile and fixed licensing preparation practices and other matters concerning the regulation of the sector, and in the interest of transparency, ictQATAR invited interested stakeholders to comment about the licensing of VSAT service provision. This document captures the main responses submitted by interested parties and provides ictQATAR‟s answers and views. The views, comments or opinions herein are not legally binding on any party.