Posted on February 21, 2016

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) is participating in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain starting February 22 till February 25. The CRA delegation will be headed by Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai, CRA’s President. The MWC, organized by the GSM Association (GSMA), is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry with more than 95,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibitors expected this year, among which are Qatari service providers. CRA President is attending MWC as part of the event’s ministerial program.

Aside from an exhibition, the MWC Conference examines the current and future of the mobile industry, highlighting specific areas of growth as well as the latest technological developments, next generation of services and growth strategies. Among the high profile MWC Conference keynote speakers are the CEOs of AT&T Mobile, China Mobile, Ericsson, Facebook and Intel Corporation. As Qatar’s communications regulator, CRA’s mandate includes fostering a thriving communications sector, of which the mobile industry forms a large part. CRA works with both mobile operators and consumers to raise industry standards and improve mobile services, with the ultimate goal of contributing towards Qatar’s development into a smart digitally connected nation.

With MWC attracting the most senior professionals and thought leaders in the mobile industry, CRA is actively participating at the event to keep abreast of the latest mobile trends and developments to enable CRA to deliver on its mandate and ensure Qatar has competitive, effective and innovative mobile services for the benefit of all consumers in Qatar. Among other highlights of interest to CRA is Ooredoo’s demonstration of 5G technology at the event.

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) is the communications regulator in the state of Qatar established by virtue of Emiri Decree (42) in 2014. CRA regulates the communications & information technology sector, postal services, and access to digital media. CRA uses its regulatory powers mandated by the Emiri decree to protect consumer rights, ensure competition, manage the resolution of disputes, and manage the electromagnetic spectrum. In all its activities, the CRA seeks to ensure the provision of advanced, innovative and reliable ICT and postal services across the state of Qatar.

For more information please visit: http://cra.gov.qa/en

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