• ICT

    OBG’s coverage of the telecoms sector looks at market structure, regulatory framework, government goals, foreign participation and the roll-out of new technologies. Our ICT analysis reviews hardware and software markets, corporate spending, national bandwidth and government support.
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Qatar boasts a well-developed telecommunications market, with high levels of internet use and smart-phone ownership among the populace, as well as fast mobile and fibre-based internet connection speeds. The larger of the country’s two main telecoms operators has also emerged as a major force in the regional and international mobile telecoms...

Chapter | Telecoms & IT from The Report: Qatar 2017

Qatar boasts a well-developed telecoms market, with high levels of internet use and smartphone ownership among the populace, as well as fast mobile and fibre-based internet connection speeds. The larger of the country’s two main telecoms operators has also emerged as a major force in the regional and international mobile telecoms market. The IT sector is less developed in some respects, with...

2017 proved a turbulent year for Qatar, dominated by the diplomatic rift that emerged between the country and several other regional states in June 2017. However, Qatar has adapted quickly, with many in the local business community confident about the future.

 

Driven by rising demand for new, affordable technology products and services among the nation’s large youth population, as well as increased investments by both the state and the private sector, Indonesia’s ICT sector expanded rapidly in 2016 and the first half of 2017. By January 2017 Indonesia’s mobile connectivity penetration rate – a...

 

What logistics and infrastructure challenges does public transport face, and what is currently being done to address these issues?

 

Like most other telecoms markets across South-east Asia, Indonesia’s mobile segment is expected to rely increasingly on revenues from data services in the coming years. This shift to mobile data has taken place only recently in Indonesia, driven in large part by the introduction of high-speed 4G LTE services by the major mobile operators. As...