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Qatar - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Qatar - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

High focus on fixed and mobile broadband in Qatar

The focus of fixed broadband network deployment has firmly shifted to fibre in Qatar, with the number of DSL connections declining by around 100,000 since they reached their peak in 2011. Today, 99% of households are in areas covered by a fibre network and Qatar offers some of the fastest average internet speeds in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

Qatar's mobile sector is also very progressive with LTE networks in place and significant activity taking place regarding 5G development. Qatar is one of the most highly connected markets in the Middle East and the consumers are becoming more and more savvy in their use of digital technology services. Recently consumers have embraced bundled packages, with both the uptake of double and triple-play increasing considerably, assisting the operators in their attempts to diversify operations.

Qatar has increasingly become a progressive market for telecoms and a leader in the Middle East. The country has a vast array of networks and services on offer including 4G, VoLTE, LTE-A, M2M and fibre-based technologies. It is also looking towards a future based on 5G.

Key developments:

There is lack of competition in the fixed market in Qatar.

Broadband penetration is among the highest in the region, with services available via ADSL, Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH), wireless and mobile.

The CRA increased its powers in 2018, allowing it greater scrutiny of the operators.

Increasing international capacity will assist in Qatar's long-term development goals as stated in its National Development Strategy document Qatar National Vision 2030.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Ooredoo Qatar, Vodafone Qatar, Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN).


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics - Qatar - 2018
    • Table Telecom revenue and investment statistics
    • Table Telephone network statistics - 2017
    • Table Broadband statistics - 2017
    • Table Mobile statistics - 2018
    • Table National telecommunications authorities
    • COUNTRY OVERVIEW
      • Table Qatar - GDP and inflation - 2012 - 2018
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • KEY RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • HISTORIC OVERVIEW
      • Telecommunications Law 2006
      • Telecommunications Executive By-Law 2009
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION IN QATAR
    • PRIVATISATION
    • INTERCONNECT
    • ACCESS
    • WHOLESALE TRANSMISSION
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATOR
    • OOREDOO QATAR/QTEL
      • Historical overview - Qtel
      • Recent developments
        • Table Ooredoo Group revenue and net profit - 2005 - 2017
        • Table Ooredoo Qatar revenue and net profit - 2005 - 2017
        • Table Ooredoo Qatar customers 2010 - 2017
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - 2017
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE (SATELLITE, SUBMARINE)
      • Submarine cable networks
      • New developments such as NGN, fibre networks etc
      • Satellite networks
      • Specific IT developments (data centres, cloud computing)
  • SMART INFRASTRUCTURE
    • M2M/IOT
    • SMART GRIDS
    • SMART CITIES
  • BROADBAND ACCESS MARKET
    • INTRODUCTION AND STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
      • Market analysis
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Historical - internet penetration - 1995 - 2015
        • Table Internet penetration and users - 2016 - 2018
        • Table Fixed broadband subscribers - 2002 - 2017
        • Table Household PC penetration - 2007 - 2015
        • Table International Internet bandwidth - 2003 - 2016
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) AND FIBRE-TO-THE-HOME (FTTH)
      • Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN)
      • Vodafone Qatar
      • Ooredoo
    • WIRELESS BROADBAND
      • WiFi
  • DIGITAL ECONOMY
    • INTRODUCTION
    • E-COMMERCE
    • E-BANKING
    • E-GOVERNMENT
    • E-HEALTH
    • E-EDUCATION
      • Knowledge Net (KNET)
  • DIGITAL MEDIA
    • INTRODUCTION
    • BUNDLED OFFERS
    • ADVERTISING
    • VIDEOSTREAMING
      • Introduction
      • Major players
    • SOCIAL MEDIA
    • VOIP
    • ON LINE GAMING AND GAMBLING
  • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General statistics
        • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
        • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2018
        • Table Mobile operators' market share - 2009 - 2015
      • Mobile messaging
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2008 - 2018
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Second mobile licence
      • Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO)
      • Roaming tariff reduction
      • NP
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Brief intro analogue networks
      • Digital networks
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Ooredoo Qatar
        • Table Ooredoo Qatar revenue and net profit - 2005 - 2017
      • Vodafone Qatar
        • Table Vodafone Qatar - financial data - 2009 - 2017
        • Table Vodafone Qatar - mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2017
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
    • MOBILE HANDSETS
  • RELATED REPORTS

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