The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has published a public consultation document related to the updated class licence for Short Range Devices (SRDs), aiming to receive views and comments from stakeholders and interested parties on the proposed updates.

The proposed updates to the class licence are designed to keep pace with rapid technological advancements in radio-communications equipment and applications.

The updates are generally related to ‘Annexure (2)’ of the class licence, where CRA proposes adding new applications and frequency bands for SRDs.

Additionally, CRA proposes introducing updated rules, international standards, and technical specifications for SRDs intended to be imported to Qatar, as well as the corresponding authorised maximum allowed output power.

CRA ensures that advanced, innovative, and reliable information and communications technology services are provided across Qatar.

Also, to stay abreast of rapid technological advancements, CRA ensures that there is sufficient radio spectrum.

Recently, CRA has introduced new frequency ranges for SRDs as part of the proposed updates, responding to significant developments in radio-communications equipment and applications.

These additional frequencies allow the use and sale of a greater variety of SRDs in the country, which will benefit consumers and other stakeholders in turn.

Additionally, it will support the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the Third Qatar National Development Strategy, which include providing world-class telecom services and improving the quality of life for citizens and residents.

Public consultation is a crucial part of the process because it allows CRA to understand and consider the needs of all stakeholders and interested parties in an organised and transparent manner. Stakeholders and interested parties can e-mail their views and comments about the updated class licence to [email protected] by June 25, 2024.

The proposed updates to the current class licence for SRDs are available through

The current class licence for SRDs and the related Annexure are available at
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