In 2009, Vodafone entered the Qatar’s telecom market to become the country’s second telecom operator, thereby ending Ooredoo’s (Qtel in 2009) monopoly in the country.
Vodafone had to pay a mobile licenses fee of $ billion and a fixed license fee of $.
In late 2010, Vodafone launched post-paid services in the country. However, the offer was not well accepted in Qatar as it involved a direct debit payment method. In 2012, the company introduced a traditional billing service.
In 2014, Qatar’s telecom market generated $ billion.
In the same year, Qatar’s mobile market expanded by % and reached million subscribers.
In 2014, Vodafone increased its mobile market share to % in terms of subscribers.
On the other hand, Ooredoo managed to increase its subscriber base to million. In previous years Ooredoo had lost some of its subscriber base to Vodafone.
Frost & Sullivan projects a steady market share increase for Vodafone, which is expected to reach % by 2019.
About this report
The study covers the Qatar telecom market, examining challenges, drivers and restraints for growth, pricing, distribution, technology, legislation, demand, and geographical trends. Growth of segments is forecasted. It also provides an in-depth analysis of the competitive situation including operators' market shares and profiles of key operators. The base year is 2014 with forecasts running through 2019. The market is divided into 3 segments: mobile telephony, fixed-line telephony, and broadband. It also outlines market opportunities and discusses how best to take advantage of them.
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