From The Report: Qatar 2019
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Qatar’s ICT market is well established, and characterised by high levels of mobile and internet penetration rates. Internet services are both affordable and quick, with fibre-based connections available since 2012. The country’s two main telecommunications operators are also working to roll out 5G services in all heavily populated areas by the end of 2020. The deployment of advanced technology runs alongside the Qatar National Vision 2030 strategy. On the IT side, government officials are working to strengthen the sector, with plans for the development of a new smart city, e-government services and a robust start-up ecosystem currently in the works. This chapter contains an interview with Sheikh Hamad bin Abdulla Al Thani, CEO, Vodafone Qatar.