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The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) in Qatar has implemented a policy regarding the utilization of 5G technology for private mobile networks, following a public consultation in 2022. The consultation garnered responses from diverse stakeholders, including telecommunications service providers, ICT equipment vendors, government entities, and major enterprises within Qatar.

Having thoroughly considered the feedback received, the CRA has articulated its final stance on the matter through an official policy statement. As outlined in this statement, the CRA encourages both businesses and government organizations (enterprises) to leverage the 5G networks and services provided by the two public mobile operators in Qatar, namely Ooredoo Qatar and Vodafone Qatar.

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However, if an enterprise wishes to establish and operate its own 5G private mobile network and requests a spectrum license from the CRA for this purpose, the regulatory authority is willing to assess such unique cases. Nevertheless, the enterprise's application for a spectrum license must comply with specific requirements outlined by the CRA.

In making decisions about granting spectrum licenses for enterprises to establish and operate their own 5G private networks, the CRA will also consider national and public interests, ensuring alignment with broader objectives and priorities.

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