Qatar Telecommunications Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecommunications industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, BMI Industry Forecast Scenario, Telecommunications Risk Reward Index, Market Overview, Regulatory Environment, Company Profiles and Competitive

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Qatar Telecommunications Report
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BMI View: Qa tar's mobile market is grow ing robustly in subscription terms, but price competition is eroding core service revenues and profit margins. Growth is linked to expansion of the migrant workforce, but this will slow significantly in the medium term. The market benefits from a wealthy population and there is untapped demand for advanced data services, particularly among b usinesses. Growing interest in video content is also evident, boding well for service diversification strategies .

3G/4G Upgrades To Support Long-Term Growth
Qatar Mobile Market Forecasts
f = BMI forecast. Source: BMI, operators, ictQATAR

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

  • The mobile user base expanded by 9.7% in 2015, versus 10.8% in 2014. We now estimate that the market will end 2016 with 4.86mn mobile subscribers, rising to 5.42mn at the end of our forecast period in 2020.

  • Qatar ranks third in our Risk/Reward Index for the Middle East and North Africa, with a score of 59.0 compared to a regional average of 46.1. With the economy reliant on oil and gas exports, the ongoing slump in global energy prices could eventually pose downside risks to the country's growth outlook.

BMI Industry View
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Latest Updates & Industry Developments
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SWOT
9
Telecoms
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Industry Forecast
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Latest Updates
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Structural Trends
11
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Qatar 2013-2020)
15
Industry Risk/Reward Index
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Industry Risk Reward Index
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Table: Mena Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q316
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Industry Risk/Reward Index
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Market Overview
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Market Drivers & Trends
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Mobile
22
Wireline Voice & Broadband
28
Pay-TV/Convergence
30
Regulatory Development
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Table: Qatar Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
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Table: GCC's Roaming Caps
36
Competitive Landscape
37
Table: Key Players - Qatar Telecoms Sector
37
Market & Operators' Data
37
Table: Qatar Mobile Market Overview
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Table: Vodafone Qatar
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Table: Ooredoo Qatar
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Table: Ooredoo Fixed Line Data
40
Company Profile
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Ooredoo
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Vodafone Qatar
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Demographic Forecast
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Table: Population Headline Indicators (Qatar 1990-2025)
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Table: Key Population Ratios (Qatar 1990-2025)
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Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Qatar 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group (Qatar 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group % (Qatar 1990-2025)
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Glossary
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Table: Glossary Of Terms
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Methodology
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Industry Forecast Methodology
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Sources
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Risk/Reward Index Methodology
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Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
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Table: Weighting Of Indicators
60

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.

Key Benefits

  • 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 via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.

  • Fixed-line Telephony – Telephone lines (‘000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
  • Cellular Telephony – Mobile phone subscribers (‘000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; and where available, 3G & 4G subscribers (‘000); 3G & 4G subscribers/100 inhabitants; 3G & 4G subscribers as a percentage of overall mobile market.
  • Internet Markets – Internet users (‘000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers (‘000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

BMI’s Telecommunications Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide an Indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Data Analysis

Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed-line and internet segments, broken down into:

  • Market Data – Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
  • Technology/Service Rollout – Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G & 4G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and valueadded handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
  • Mobile Content – The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators, including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
    Company Database – A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G & 4G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).

Regulatory Environment

Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. Also covers the latest updates in the market’s development and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Telecommunications Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.