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Qatar Telecom Operator Country Intelligence Report

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  • 43 Pages
  • December 2023
  • Region: Qatar
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 4856518
'Qatar Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report,' a new Country Intelligence Report provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Qatar today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2028. Published annually, the report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics, and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile, and pay-TV markets, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

Total telecom and pay-TV service revenue in Qatar will increase at a CAGR of 2.1%, driven primarily by growth in revenue from mobile data and fixed broadband segments. Mobile data revenue will increase from $1 billion in 2023 to $1.3 billion in 2028, at a five-year CAGR of 5%. Telcos looking to reap return on their 5G infrastructure investments will rely on more for more premium 5G mobile plans to drive ARPUs higher and secure higher revenue margins. Intense competition will require telcos to modernize their digital channels to enhance customer engagement and experience as they pursue their revenue targets. Fixed broadband service revenue, meanwhile, will increase from $541.7 million in 2023 to $655 million in 2028, at a CAGR of 3.9%. This will be driven by growth in fixed wireless subscriptions and growing adoption of FTTH/B services, supported by ongoing network coverage expansions by the government and operators. Additional, price-segmentation, bundling, and cross-selling strategies will play key roles in driving uptake of fixed broadband services. Qatar's pay-TV service revenue will increase from $89.6 million in 2023 to $94.8 million in 2028, thanks to subscription gains in the IPTV segment as a result of operators promoting tiered pay-TV packages and maintaining a portfolio of diverse and exclusive media content.

The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following -
  • Demographic and macroeconomic context in Qatar.
  • The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans, tariff regulation, and more.
  • Telecom and pay-TV services market outlook: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, mobile data, and pay-TV markets.
  • The competitive landscape: an examination of the positioning of leading players in the telecom and pay-TV services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.
  • Company snapshots: analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications and pay-TV markets.
  • Underlying assumptions behind our published base-case forecasts, as well as potential market developments that would alter, either positively or negatively, our base-case outlook.


  • The overall telecom and pay-TV services revenue in Qatar will grow at a CAGR of 2.1% during 2023-2028.
  • Mobile data revenue will increase at the fastest CAGR of 5% over 2023-2028, driven by increasing mobile broadband subscriptions, supported by growth in 5G connections, which will uplift data ARPU over the forecast period.
  • Ooredoo Qatar will lead the country's mobile market in terms of mobile subscriptions in 2023, followed by Vodafone Qatar.
  • Prepaid services will account for a majority share of total mobile subscriptions in 2023.

Reasons to Buy

  • This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of Qatar’s telecommunications markets, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
  • Accompanying the Publisher's Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in Qatar’s mobile communications, fixed telephony, broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.
  • With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
  • The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in Qatar’s telecommunications markets.
  • The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Qatar.

Table of Contents

  • Market highlights
  • Key takeaways, telecom services revenue outlook, revenue CAGR by service type , 2023 service penetration
  • Demographic, macroeconomic, and regulatory context
  • Population, nominal GDP, PPP-adjusted GDP per capita, real GDP growth, consumer price inflation, exchange rates
  • Regulatory context
  • Regulatory highlights, Qatar Vision 2030 and the CRA Strategy 2020-2024, Quality of Service Regulatory Framework
  • Telecom market outlook
  • Total telecom and Pay-TV services revenue by category, 2022-2028
  • Evolution of total telecom and pay-TV services revenue , 2022-2028
  • Mobile services market
  • Mobile service penetration and subscription trends
  • Mobile subscription and user penetration, 2022-2028
  • Total mobile subscriptions, 2022-2028
  • Device adoption trends
  • Mobile subscriptions by device type, 2022-2028
  • Handset subscriptions by type, 2022-2028
  • Payment types and technology trends
  • Mobile subscriptions by payment type
  • Mobile subscriptions by technology generation, 2022-2028
  • Churn and usage trends
  • Churn, voice usage, data usage
  • Market share trends
  • Subscription market share, 2023
  • Fixed services market
  • Fixed service penetration and subscription trends
  • Voice telephony and fixed broadband penetration, 2022-2028
  • Total voice telephony and fixed broadband access lines, 2022-2028
  • Fixed service penetration and subscription trends
  • Voice telephony lines by technology, 2022-2028
  • Broadband lines by technology, 2022-2028
  • Market share trends
  • Fixed voice telephony access line market shares, 2023
  • Fixed broadband access lines market shares, 2023
  • Fixed service revenue trends
  • Total fixed service revenue by service category, 2022-2028
  • Fixed services ARPU by service category, 2022-2028
  • Pay-TV services market
  • Penetration and subscription trends
  • TV and pay-TV household penetration , 2022-2028
  • Total pay-TV subscriptions by type , 2022-2028
  • Market share trends
  • Total pay-TV subscription market shares , 2023
  • Service revenue trends
  • Total pay-TV service revenue , 2022-2028
  • Pay-TV services ARPU by type , 2022-2028
  • Competitive landscape and company snapshots
  • Product portfolios and positioning, market share overview
  • Company snapshot (Ooredoo Qatar, Vodafone Qatar)
  • Contact the Publisher

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Ooredoo Qatar
  • Vodafone Qatar
  • beIN Sports
  • OSN