Qatar’s ICT Landscape 2013: Households and Individuals

Sunday, January 27, 2013
Digital Society
Trend continues toward use of more convenient, portable forms of technology

Issued by ictQATAR on January 28, 2013, Qatar’s ICT Landscape 2013: Households and Individuals report shows a continuing trend toward more convenient, portable forms of technology in Qatar, with a surge in the use of handy, versatile smartphones over the last few years. Today, more than half of mainstream individuals own a smartphone, with the highest penetration levels among young people. In addition, a growing number of Qatari citizens are also buying tablet computers, with a quarter of households now owning and using at least one of these devices. Less than half of the mainstream Internet users in the country use a stationary desktop computer to access the Internet, with 87 percent using a laptop, 55 percent using a smartphone, and 14 percent using a tablet computer to log on instead.