Telecommunications in Qatar

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Telephones - main lines in use: 327,000 (2012)[1]

Telephones - mobile cellular: 2,600,000 (2012)[1]

Telephone system: modern system centered in Doha
domestic: NA
international: tropospheric scatter to Bahrain; microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia and UAE; submarine cable to Bahrain and UAE; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean) and 1 Arabsat

Radio broadcast stations: AM 6, FM 5, shortwave 1 (1998)[1]

Radios: 256,000 (1997)

Television broadcast stations: 1 (plus three repeaters) (1997)[1]

Televisions: 230,000 (1997)

Internet[edit]

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

  • Q-Tel: now called Ooredoo
  • Vodafone as well offeres fixed, leased, and mobile Internet connectivity.

Internet users: 563,800 (2009)[1]

Country code (Top level domain): QA

ADSL launched 2002 in Qatar provided by Ooredoo with 25,000 ADSL users [2] with Ooredoo in the process of upgrading to Fibre which will provide higher bandwidth at the same prices as ADSL.

Speeds:

  • ADSL 1 Mbit/s $55/Month
  • ADSL 2 Mbit/s $83/Month
  • ADSL 4 Mbit/s $110/Month
  • ADSL 8 Mbit/s $164/Month

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Communications". CIA World Factbook. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Q-Tel’s ADSL base up 132%". Telegeography. 28 February 2006. Retrieved 18 July 2015.