This country report provides an overview of the major telecoms market indicators and market players in Qatar. It also includes a market outlook, focusing on key trends such as: plans for fibre coverage of most of Qatar by 2015; the potential emergence of real competition in telecoms markets; and mobile operators focusing on higher-income subscribers.
The increasing availability of Internet-connected TV sets and other consumer electronics devices, such as games consoles and DVD and Blu-ray players, is leading some industry watchers to anticipate the demise of the set-top box (STB). However, we feel that these predictions are premature.
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