Telecommunications in Qatar

Telecommunications in Qatar

Telephones - main lines in use: 205,400 (2005)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 1,000,000 (2007)

Telephone system: modern system centered in Doha
domestic: NA
international: tropospheric scatter to Bahrain; microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia and UAE; submarine cable to Bahrain and UAE; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean) and 1 Arabsat

Radio broadcast stations: AM 6, FM 5, shortwave 1 (1998)

Radios: 256,000 (1997)

Television broadcast stations: 1 (plus three repeaters) (1997)

Televisions: 230,000 (1997)


Internet Service Providers (ISPs): Q-Tel: now called ooredoo Vodafone as well offeres fixed, leased, and mobile Internet connectivity.

Internet users: 75,000 (2001)

Country code (Top level domain): QA

ADSL launched 2002 in Qatar provided by ooredoo with 25000 ADSL users Ref with ooredoo in the process of upgrading to Fibre which will provide higher bandwidth at the same prices as ADSL.


  • ADSL 1 Mbit/s $55/Month
  • ADSL 2 Mbit/s $83/Month
  • ADSL 4 Mbit/s $110/Month
  • ADSL 8 Mbit/s $164/Month


  • Ooredoo Site
  • Vodafone Site