Report Published: "Qatar Telecommunications Report Q1 2016"
New Fixed Networks market report from Business Monitor International: "Qatar Telecommunications Report Q1 2016"
[ClickPress, Mon Jan 18 2016] We have made some positive upwards revisions to the Qatari mobile market forecast in our Q116 report update. The market performed well in 9M15, outperforming our initial forecasts. The growth has been propelled by infrastructure and economic development projects, the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup and the arrival of migrant families. Qatar benefits from a wealthy population which drives the demand for advanced data services, and a large migrant community which is a factor for growth. Operators have to cater to both segments, with the profitability coming from the former. High ARPU is underpinned by the uptake of LTE and fibre services in the country, as well as multiple-SIM ownership through multiple-device ownership (smartphone, tablet, dongle). This requires a high level of investment to meet demand and ensure a strong quality of service, especially on LTE networks. This gives the incumbent an advantage, as its rival has not made a profit in the market since launching in 2009.
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The mobile market added an impressive 564,000 new subscribers in 9M15, ending Q315 with a total of 4.689mn. We anticipate stable growth prospects till the end of our forecast period, driven by infrastructure development and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Ooredoo has been investing in network upgrade and technological improvements, including developing 5G technological solutions with Ericsson.
The poor financial health of Vodafone Qatar continues to remain a crucial factor, as the operator has still not turned a quarterly profit since 2009.
The Qatar Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Qatar's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.
BMI's Qatar Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Qatar.
* Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Qatar to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Qatari telecoms market.
* Target business opportunities and risks in Qatar's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Qatar.
* Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients
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