Qatar’s ICT Landscape 2014: Households and Individuals

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Digital Society

Qatar’s ICT Landscape 2014: Households and Individuals shows that the use of basic online services such as email, Internet browsing, social networking, and peer-to-peer file sharing is prevalent across all segments of society. However, advanced online services such as e-commerce, online banking, and transactional e-government services are employed much more frequently among people with higher levels of education. Use of portable devices such as laptops, tablet computers, and smartphones among the overall population has increased.

Qatar is in line with the global trend of people demanding more mobility in their connectivity options, particularly with the increased penetration of mobile phones and laptops. Data from the households and individuals survey clearly show that people across the education spectrum access social networking, VoIP, and other basic Internet services. While broad ICT access has almost been achieved in Qatar, there is still much room for improvement when it comes to the sort of advanced usage that will drive future innovation and economic success.