News that you need to know! Selected news stories from Qatar, India, Middle East and around the world, with focus on news that matters to Indians in Qatar.
With 96.4 percent penetration, Qatar has the second highest percentage of household broadband of any developing country, after South Korea (98.1 percent), according to the UN Broadband Commission. 85.3 percent of individuals in Qatar use internet, which makes it third among developing countries. Released yesterday in New York at the 10th meeting of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, the report reveals that more than 40 percent of the world’s people are already online, with the number of Internet users expected to grow from 2.3 billion in 2013 to 2.9 billion by the end of this year. Over 2.3 billion people will access mobile broadband by the end of 2014, climbing steeply to a predicted 7.6 billion within the next five years. Interestingly, the report has noted that in India consumers use 2.2 SIM cards each on average.