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Qatar telecom market is a Fast Grower market in Western Asia with 2 Qatar Telecom Companies and 4.6 million mobile connections. Qatar Telecoms

According to a 2020 report by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Qatar ranks 7th in the world for mobile broadband affordability, based on the percentage of average monthly income required to purchase a mobile broadband plan with at least 1.5 GB of data.

However, specific data on the comparison of Qatar’s telecom prices to the US, Europe, and other Middle East countries is limited. According to Numbeo, a crowd-sourced global database, the cost of a typical mobile plan in Qatar is similar to that of the US and some European countries. However, it should be noted that telecom prices can vary depending on the provider, plan, and other factors.

Qatar telecom regulatory authority: CRA

Qatar Telecom Companies:

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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 and Qatar Telecom Companies are also very progressive with LTE networks in place and significant activity taking place regarding 5G development. Qatar is considered to be one of the most highly connected markets in the Middle East and consumers are becoming savvier and savvier 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.

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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.

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