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An independent Communications Regulatory Authority

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 sector, access to digital media and Spectrum. 

The newly established independent Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) will continue to ensure that individuals, businesses, and government have access to a broad range of innovative and reasonably priced communications services. Qatar’s move to an independent regulatory authority puts it in line with regulatory agencies in the region and around the globe. 

The CRA uses its full range of regulatory powers to ensure that competition in the communications sector thrives and consumer rights are protected. 

An Emiri decree gives CRA mandate to:

  • regulate the communications sector, 
  • ensure the efficient management and allocation of scarce resources such as radio spectrum, numbering, and domain names 
  • protect consumers from misleading and unfair practices 
  • set quality of service standards and monitor compliance 
  • manage a dispute resolution system that is transparent, fair, speedy, and effective