The ‎ Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) is the Communications Regulator in the state of Qatar established by virtue of Emiri Decree (42) in 2014. The CRA regulates the Telecommunications and Information Technology sector, postal services, access to digital media and spectrum. The CRA encourages and supports an open and competitive Information & Communications Technology (ICT) sector that provides advanced, innovative, and reliable communications services. Balancing the rights of consumers with the needs of service providers is at the heart of everything the CRA does.

Consultation on Draft Code on Advertising, Marketing and Branding

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

This document is a draft code on Advertising, Marketing and Branding for telecommunications service providers and their distributers. The draft code includes new updates to an existing guideline code that issued in December 2010 .

The document contains special rules for the behavior of service providers in respect to advertising and marketing communications services to the public.

The purpose of the code is to provide ideal procedures to meet the expectations of consumers, by providing standards for the benefit of consumers and achieve higher levels of consumer confidence in the telecommunications sector.

All interested parties are invited to provide their comments and views to the Regulatory Authority by January 9, 2014. Comments should be submitted by email to: or alternatively, in writing to:

Regulatory Authority

Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR)

PO Box 23264

Doha, Qatar