CRA launches public consultation on ICT sector classification
Doha: The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has launched a public consultation on the information and communications technology sector taxonomy document — “ICT Sector Classification”.
The regulatory authority also invited views and comments from stakeholders and affected parties in Qatar on the contents of the document.
ARC said this document aims to establish a national classification framework for the ICT sector to support further regulatory assessments, economic and sector analysis, and policy development to foster the growth of ICT sectors.
Through this classification, CRA aims to establish sector taxonomy principles and categories to help better understand the current state and maturity of Qatar’s ICT sector and to provide a relevant and comprehensive sector structure for market participants and the ICT ecosystem.
On the supply chain side, ARC explained that this document provides guidance to companies on mapping their products and services against established categories of ICT activities.
ARC claimed that the sector classification was developed as part of the large-scale strategic research study on the ARC ICT sector launched earlier this year.
It should be noted that the classification was used throughout the primary research phase of this study to capture information about the services and activities of local ICT companies.
Based on the classification and survey results, ARC has revealed its intention to publish an updated list of active ICT players along the value chain to keep key demand players informed. , potential investors and other stakeholders, adding that these stakeholders and investors should submit their views and comments by email to [email protected]no later than September 11, announcing that all views and comments received in response to this consultation will be considered and taken into consideration in establishing its position on this matter.