Posted on June 18, 2019

As per the current regulations, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) urges landlords to giveconsent to service providers for access to their properties, for deployment of their fiber optic networks. This comes in line with CRA’s aim and efforts to encourage customer choice and to improve quality of service in the fixed-line market in Qatar.

The landlords’ consent form is included in the Reference Infrastructure Access Offer. The landlords’ consent enable service providers to reach the customers with their fixed fiber networksand to enhance their mobile services. “The landlords’ consentwill further support CRA’s efforts to encourage sustainable competition in the fixed-line telecommunications market in Qatar. The service providers will be enabledto provide innovative and competitive services, which will benefit consumers, and contribute to the development of the Information and Communications Technology Sector and to the development of the country’s infrastructure,” said His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai, President of CRA.

During fiber deployment, service providers work with professional contractors to carry out the work inside the landlords’properties. The probability of damages during the work is very limited. In any casein the unfortunate event of damages provoked by the contractors, service providers are liable for the damages and responsible for compensating the affected landlord.