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Qatar’s Digital Landscape – Statistics and Trends [Infographic]

November 26, 2013

85% of households in Qatar are connected via broadband (gone up by 5% from 2010) . On average, a Qatar household owns three mobile phones, two computers and one smartphone. Check out our new infographic, “Qatar’s Digital Landscape – Statistics and Trends” for the latest statistics and trends such as top online tasks performs by Qatatri Internet Users, Qatar E-commerce and M-commerce industry and more.

Qatar Digital Landscape – Statistics and Trends

Infographic by- GO-Gulf.qa

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Qatari citizens (ages 15 and 24) have the highest ICT penetration rates of any age group, across the board, viz., computers (97%), Internet (98%), mobile services (approx. 100%)

Top Online Tasks By Internet Users

 Online Tasks %age
Downloading, watching movies or music videos69%
Reading or downloading newspapers and magazines59%
Searching for information on goods or services55%
Downloading and installing software50%
Obtaining info from government organizations45%
Education and learning activities37%
Playing or downloading games35%
Using peer-to-peer file sharing32%
Purchasing goods or services25%
Online banking24%
Getting health-related information24%
Interacting with government organizations20%
Creating web pages or blogs16%


Qatar has the fourth highest percentage of Facebook users in the Arab world

Social Media Sites Used By Percentage Of Population

Social Media Site%age of Qatar Population


Facebook Users By Gender



Qatari E-Commerce is estimated to increase from 0.70 billion USD (2.6 billion QAR) in 2012 to 1.25 billion USD (4.6 billion QAR) in 2015.

Qatari mCommerce is estimated to increase from less than 0.1 billion USD (0.4 billion QAR) in 2012 to over 0.45 billion USD (1.7 billion QAR) by 2015.

Most Popular Online Shopping Methods In Qatar

Payment Method%age
Cash on Delivery75%
Credit Card18%

Locations From Which Most Mainstream Users Access The Internet

Schools and colleges10%

Average Internet Speeds In Qatari Households

Average Internet Speed%age
256 Kbps – 1 Mbps52%
1 – 4 Mbps29%
4-10 Mbps3%
10 Mbps+1%

Top Computing Devices Used for Internet Access

Desktop Computer49%
Mobile Phone46%

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