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Non-discriminatory telecoms duct access implemented in Qatar

3 Dec 2015

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) of Qatar yesterday announced it had issued an order approving the Reference Infrastructure Access Offer (RIAO) of incumbent PTO Ooredoo, which will enable all existing and future licensed service providers to gain fair and non-discriminatory access to Ooredoo’s telecommunication ducts, with the objectives of enhancing availability of additional networks for users while aligning Qatar with international best practices. The order requires Ooredoo to publish the approved RIAO on its official website within 14 days. Qualified service providers may then initiate access requests with Ooredoo and negotiate agreements based on conditions stated in the RIAO.

Qatar, Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), Ooredoo Qatar

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