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Last updated: 16 Mar 2012 Update History
Report Status: Archived
Report Pages: 5
Analyst: Paul Budde
My second trip to Qatar in March 2012 gave me a similar experience to the ones I have when I travelled to China with annual or bi-annual intervals.
Things had changed in a remarkable way. There are new buildings with the most amazing architecture, many of them artwork in their own way, new roads, new infrastructure and more and more people connected to FttH. The neighbouring UAE with its well-known capital, Dubai, is now the second ranked FttH country in the world, with penetration above 50%.
Qatar will have all of its 220,000 homes and business linked to FttH by 2015. Saudi Arabia is also one of the fastest-growing FttH countries in the world. Overall FttH growth in the region stands at 34% per annum. The Arab Spring is seen by many of the governments in the region as a wakeup call for social and economic reforms and governments at the Arab Summit were urged by the Emir of Qatar and others to use ICT to address some of these issues.
Paul is a rare find in a fast paced world of technology and communications. His research and comments are well founded and well respected in Australia and around the world. I have always gained something new from our discussions about my own industries as well as others. Paul is a wealth of knowledge and can only inspire people with his enthusiasm.
Julian Carter, Founder & Strategic Advisor at Mosi Seven. Director at Monster Logic Group Pty Ltd
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