Qatar’s ICT Landscape 2013: Households and Individuals
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.