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Qatar Communications 2016
https://allcountries.org/world_fact_book_2016/qatar/qatar_communications.html
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Qatar Communications 2016
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 11, 2016

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 420,000
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 20 (2014 est.)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 101

Telephones - mobile cellular:
total: 3.3 million
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - total country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 156 (2014 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 134

Telephone system:
general assessment: modern system centered in Doha
domestic: combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular telephone subscribership exceeds 130 telephones per 100 persons
international: country code - 974; landing point for the Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) submarine cable network that provides links to Asia, Middle East, Europe, and the US; tropospheric scatter to Bahrain; microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia and the UAE; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean) and 1 Arabsat (2011)

Broadcast media:
TV and radio broadcast licensing and access to local media markets are state controlled; home of the satellite TV channel Al-Jazeera, which was originally owned and financed by the Qatari government, but has evolved to independent corporate status; Al-Jazeera claims editorial independence in broadcasting; local radio transmissions include state, private, and international broadcasters on FM frequencies in Doha; in August 2013, Qatar's satellite company Es'hailSat launched its first communications satellite Es'hail 1 (manufactured in the US), which entered commercial service in December 2013 to provide improved television broadcasting capability and expand availability of voice and internet; Es'hailSat released a request for proposals in March 2014 for its second satellite to launch in 2016 (2014)

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

Television - broadcast stations:
1 (plus 3 repeaters) (2001)

Internet country code:
.qa

Internet hosts:
897 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 173
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
total: 2.1 million
[see also: Internet users - total country ranks ]
percent of population: 96.7% (2014 est.)
[see also: Internet users - percent of population country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 95


NOTE: The information regarding Qatar on this page is re-published from the 2016 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Qatar Communications 2016 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Qatar Communications 2016 should be addressed to the CIA.




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