Qatar ICT market to reach $6.8bn by 2016

ICT minister lauds tech sector growth at Geneva summit

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Qatar ICT market to reach $6.8bn by 2016
By  Stephen McBride Published  June 16, 2014

Qatar's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector is on track to record 10% annual growth to reach QAR24.7bn ($6.8bn) by 2016, according to Minister of ICT Hessa Sultan Al Jaber.

Al Jaber's remarks were part of a talk given at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva this week where she briefed delegates on Qatar's ongoing transformation plan.

"Driven by Qatar's National ICT Plan 2015 and Qatar National Vision 2030, today Qatar ranks 23rd among 148 countries in the 2014 World Economic Forum's Networked Readiness Index and fourth in the world in government usage of ICT in that same report," quoted the minister as saying.

"We opened up the telecommunications market and made the decision to invest heavily in building and securing a world-class infrastructure with the capacity and speeds to set Qatar apart in the region and around the world."

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