top of page

CRA Launches Public Consultation on its Reference Offer for Access to Submarine Cable Landing Station International Connectivity Services

Doha, June 2, 2024: The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has launched a public consultation on its Reference Offer for Access to Submarine Cable Landing Station (ROA for SCLS) international connectivity services.


The Reference Offer outlines the findings of CRA's comprehensive market assessment on access to international connectivity through Submarine Cable Landing Stations (SCLSs). The goal of this consultation is to receive views and comments from stakeholders and interested parties on the proposed Reference Offer, which, upon adoption, will be required from all licensed owners of SCLSs that provide access to international connectivity services in the State of Qatar.


CRA values inputs from all stakeholders and interested parties in this important consultation. The SCLS Reference Offer aims to ensure an open access to international connectivity services in support to Qatar’s ambition to be an international digital technology hub regionally and globally. This CRA initiative is aligned with the national strategic goals outlined in Qatar National Vision 2030, the Third Qatar National Development Strategy, and Qatar Digital Agenda 2030 which aim at sustainable economic growth and support of the private sector, development of knowledge-based digital economy, both diverse and competitive, and based on innovation and entrepreneurship.


Stakeholders and interested parties can email their views and comments on the public consultation to, by Sunday, June 30, 2024. The public consultation document is available on CRA’s website through the link below:




bottom of page