Virus impact over each market - telecom operators, government agencies and regulators' responses - revised forecasts for the next 5 years.
Last updated: 19 Jun 2011 Update History
Report Status: Archived
Report Pages: 5
Analyst: Paul Kwon
This snapshot report highlights potential development opportunities in Qatar’s emerging Internet society. One of the last markets in the region to undergo market liberalisation, fixed-line penetration is relatively high, second only to the UAE in the region. Broadband penetration is among the highest in the region despite the lack of strong competition. Understanding the catalyst to economic growth that broadband speeds can provide, Qatar’s government has committed to deploying a national broadband network offering speeds of up to 100Mb/s to 95% of households. This will allow development of new online services as well as improving existing ones that encompass the commerce, public administration, health and education sectors.
Paul Budde visited the country in June 2011 and met with industry and government official. His analyses and comments are included in this report.
As you know, I have resigned from the Labor Ministry and have decided not to re-contest the seat of Charlton at the next election – both for personal reasons.
Before leaving Parliament, I particularly wish to record my thanks to you for your generous and constructive participation in the deliberations that generated significant economic policy reforms for the Australian community. Continuous economic transformation is a key challenge that faces all Governments.
The development of sound public policy should always be contestable. Ultimately, good and equitable outcomes are not concessions to any particular interest group, but the careful balancing of interests to create the greatest possible benefit for the nation. You have contributed to that, and I sincerely thank you for it.
Greg Combet, Former Minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation
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