The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has launched a new initiative in co-operation with specialists from different universities, colleges and research institutions in Qatar.

The aim is to develop and publish new researches and studies related to the development of advanced technologies in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, towards the main goal, which is sharing knowledge and enhancing the sector’s role in Qatar.

The CRA has launched the initiative by conducting a meeting at its headquarters with representatives from Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar University, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, College of the North Atlantic – Qatar, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), part of HBKU, and Mada Assistive Technology Centre.

During the meeting, CRA has presented the initiative’s objectives and the attendees confirmed their willingness to co-operate with the CRA in this initiative. CRA plans to conduct this meeting quarterly to discuss and present future studies and researches.

“This initiative is in line with one of Qatar National Vision 2030 aims; create a balance between an oil-based and a knowledge-based economy,” stated CRA’s Technical Affairs Department manager engineer Abdulla Jassmi.

“CRA is ready to provide the participating entities with full support during the journey of developing researches and studies. CRA also encourages Qatari students to participate in this initiative by presenting their related studies and projects that will contribute to the development of ICT sector in Qatar for the benefit of the stakeholders and consumers,” he added.