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.
We suggest that stakeholders in the white-space spectrum value chain proceed with caution and consider their options carefully.
The problem of spectrum shortage for mobile data services is well known. Recently, the mobile industry and the press have suggested that white-space spectrum offers a credible means of addressing this spectrum shortage. In our Report, we assess the capabilities of white-space technology, determining the extent of its potential advantages and limitations.
This Report provides:
The conclusions of the Report are supported by interviews with industry stakeholders including Arqiva, BSkyB, BT, Cognovo, Hutchison 3G UK, Neul, Nokia, Orange/France Telecom, Spectrum Bridge and Telcordia Technologies.
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