Telecommunication in Qatar

The development of telecommunications in Qatar is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +974, there were a total of 4.40 million connections in 2018. Among them were 3.95 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.4 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Qatar is back. Around 100% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 10% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 897 webhosts, Qatar is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Qatar 1990 - 2018




Broadband internet in Qatar 2002 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Qatar 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Qatar
Total
Qatar
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 2.77 m 99.65 % 368.20 m 82.41 %
Broadband users 267,906.00 9.63 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 452,088.00 16.25 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 3.95 m 141.86 % 545.16 m 122.02 %