|[November 30, 2012]
Research and Markets: Qatar - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts - 2012
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5j8wfd/qatar_telecoms)
has announced the addition of the "Qatar
- Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts" report to their
LTE (News - Alert) and Qatar's National Broadband Network (Nbn) To Underpin
Qatar possesses a well developed telecoms market, financed in part from
wealth generated by natural resources. The last country in the region to
introduce competition to its telecoms market, Qatar is improving market
conditions, with number portability to be introduced by 2013 and a
National Broadband Network (News - Alert) (NBN) in deployment.
Broadband penetration is among the highest in the region, with services
available via ADSL, Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH), wireless and mobile.
Recognising the inherent opportunities in faster communications, Qatar
has embarked on developing a national fibre-based access network, known
as QNBN. Services are offered on a wholesale basis, with Vodafone (News - Alert)
already launching services. QNBN plans to extend coverage to 95% of
homes by 2015, with speeds of up to 100Mb/s offered.
Qata has taken advantage of its geographical location to improve
international Internet bandwidth and redundancy, with two new
international submarine cables entering service in 2012, just in time to
cater to increased bandwidth demand due to QNBN and LTE.
Recognising the potential of applying ICT to improve both social and
economic development, Qatar has taken steps to develop an Internet
economy, with significant government funded initiatives launched in the
areas of public administration (e-government), e-health and e-learning.
Mobile services are offered by a duopoly comprised of Qtel (News - Alert) and Vodafone
Qatar. Since launching services Vodafone Qatar has managed to grab
approximately a third of the market, with its share likely to increase
once mobile number portability is introduced.
Both Qtel and Vodafone Qatar have also launched mobile broadband
services underpinned by 3G or LTE networks. Adoption of such services
provides a new revenue growth opportunity as the mobile voice market
comes under increased competition.
This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments
in Qatar's telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile,
Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors.
- Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
- Facts, figures and statistics;
- Industry and regulatory issues;
- Major players, revenues, subscribers, ARPU
- Digital economy
- Mobile voice and data markets;
- Broadband (FttH, DSL, wireless);
- Convergence (News - Alert) and digital media;
- Broadband subscriber forecasts to 2020
Key Topics Covered:
1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
4. Regulatory environment
5. Fixed network operator in Qatar
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
7. Broadband access market
8. Information society
9. Digital Media
10. Mobile communications
- Qatar Telecom (Qtel)
- Al Jazeera
- Qatar Cable Vision
- Vodafone Qatar
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5j8wfd/qatar_telecoms
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