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This is an update of the Qatar market, covering mobile, fixed broadband, TV, operator initiatives, consumer market trends, and regulation. It includes subscription and revenue forecasts for mobile and fixed broadband.


  • With a highly developed mobile sector, Qatar has the highest mobile penetration after Kuwait in the Middle Eastern region, with 4.2 million subscriptions at end-3Q18. However, due to a changing population mix, deactivated SIM cards, and cancellation of SIMs for noncompliance with the registration process, overall mobile penetration declined by 16% from end-3Q17.
  • FTTx was the leading fixed broadband technology with a market share of 98.0% in 3Q18. Despite the prevalence of free-to-air satellite signals, the pay-TV sector in Qatar is strong. It will reach 71% household penetration by the end of 2023, primarily through an expansion of IPTV services, boosted by improving infrastructure and faster broadband services.
  • Ooredoo and Vodafone are both committed to developing fiber, and competition for subscribers will be intense between the two, which should see some highly attractive bundles entering the market.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the Qatar ICT market
  • Evaluates the mobile, fixed, and TV industry in the Qatar

Key questions answered

  • Who are the market leaders in the fixed and mobile markets?
  • What are the market shares of the key players?
  • How will revenues grow in the next five years?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • download 1: Qatar: Mobile, Broadband, TV, and OTT Video Report

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