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Sulaiti inaugurates CRA's new monitoring system to improve wireless communication

Sulaiti inaugurates CRA's new monitoring system to improve wireless communication


Maneesh Bakshi
Doha
MINISTER of Transport and Communications HE Jassim bin Saif al Sulaiti on Tuesday inaugurated the state-of-the-art monitoring system of Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) to ensure effective management of the radio spectrums allocated to various users operating in Qatar.
The technology based on Automated Spectrum Monitoring System (ASMS) and the Automated Frequency Management System (AFMS) and considered to be the latest in the whole region was launched at the National Monitoring Centre (NMC).
"The new system will improve overall performance of the institutions in the country through an efficient and interference free wireless communications, which is an integral part of the management of an institution," said Sulaiti.
CRA President HE Mohammed Ali al Mannai said,"The launch of these systems will help CRA to implement and monitor its spectrum policy and regulatory framework effectively."
One of CRA's mandate is to monitor the legitimate use of radio spectrum in the country, especially for key sectors such as oil and gas, aviation, maritime, infrastructure development, among others.
Talking to Qatar Tribune, the Manager of the Spectrum Management Department at CRA Mohamed Sadeq said,"The new monitoring system that we use now is based on the state-of-the-art technology and is considered to be the best in the entire region."
He added,"With the help of four fixed and two mobile monitoring stations it is now possible to identify the location and the source of any interference originating in or outside Qatar."
He further said,"We can also monitor the usage and availability of spectrum allocated to any user and effectively manage the spectrum allocation by assigning more spectrum to the users having greater traffic."
According to Sadeq, the NMC can access monitors and control servers installed in four fixed monitoring stations at Al Rayyan, Al Shamal, Al Kharara and Zekreet and two mobile monitoring stations, and keep an eye on any interference that may degrade the quality of public or private telecommunication networks.
In a process to help its users, CRA has made the application process digital so that spectrum users can file their application online. The CRA encourages all consumers of radio communication devices to report any interference issues or concerns through CRA's hotline '103', or via email at spectrumaffairs@cra.gov.qa and to submit all their spectrum license requests through AFMS services portal.

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