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.

Class License for Short Range Devices (SRDs)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Short Range Devices are a form of restricted radiation devices that utilize radio transmitters to provide either uni-directional or bi-directional communications at low RF power, with low capability of causing interference to other radio equipment. Examples of SRDs include baby monitors, hearing aids, home alarms systems, garage door openers and meter readers.

The Class License for Short Range Devices enables anyone in Qatar to possess, install and operate the approved class of devices at prescribed frequencies stated in this License without having to apply for the Class license. Under this Class License, there are no license or spectrum fees. Any person or entity wishing to import for commercial purposes and/or sell SRDs in Qatar will still need to obtain Type Approval from ictQATAR along with the approval for dealing in telecommunications equipment.