Qatar's broadband boom continues apace, with broadband accounts growing by 90% last year to constitute two thirds of all Internet accounts in the country. Qatar's Internet subscriber base has also been growing at strong rates over the past four years. In 2005 Q-Tel added 16,445 total subscribers (a growth rate of 45% in 2005). The total Internet accounts market further grew by 32% in 2006.
A new report - Qatar Internet and Datacomm Landscape - has now been released to Arab Advisors Group Telecoms Strategic Research Service subscribers. The report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for US$950; it has 41 detailed exhibits and provides a detailed analysis of the Qatari Internet and datacomm markets.
The report also features five-year historical and five-year projections on Internet uptake and revenues, providing a detailed and comprehensive picture of Internet market strategies and regulations, e-government, and online content and services landscape.
To set the background, Q-Tel is the sole telecom operator in Qatar?s telecom market, including Internet and datacomm. All is set tot change a in the last quarter of 2006, His Highness Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani issued the liberalisation law for Qatar?s telecom market.
Overseeing Qatar's policy-making and regulation is ict QATAR, established under Emir Decree in 2004 as the Supreme Council for Information and Communication Technology.
* Buying the report will count towards an annual Strategic Research Service subscription if this is bought within three months from purchasing the report. The report can also count towards attending Arab Advisors Group?s fourth annual Media and Telecoms Convergence Conference on June 4-5 2007 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Amman.