Strengthening of ICT | The Qatar Peninsula


The State of Qatar attaches great importance to digital transformation in order to ensure the development of the information and communication technology (ICT) sector within the framework of the National Vision 2030 to build an advanced society.

The State of Qatar has come a long way in this regard in terms of diversification and achievements of digital transformation projects and use of information technology. The country does this because it is convinced that this sector is essential and has a key role in achieving development, diversifying the national economy and encouraging more foreign investment in the country.

Therefore and as part of accelerating digital transformation in the country, the Communications Regulatory Authority (ARC) recently issued an individual license for the provision of public satellite telecommunications networks and services to Starlink Satellite Qatar WLL This license authorizes Starlink Satellite Qatar to provide high-speed satellite Internet services to individuals and businesses in the State of Qatar via SpaceX’s constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites.

Starlink Satellite Qatar was recently established in Qatar by leading international company SpaceX, which is known for providing comprehensive coverage of global internet services. The company will provide direct-to-consumer satellite Internet service that is designed specifically for businesses and high-demand users.

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is working to develop advanced digital skills by training and assessing the ecological system of the digital economy in the country. This aims to improve “the growth opportunities necessary for economic diversification independent of hydrocarbons”.

The license granted to Starlink Satellite Qatar helps improve the availability of telecommunications services in remote locations on the continent, especially in areas that are not yet covered. In less than 50 days, Qatar will receive more than 1.5 million visitors and fans of football matches to watch the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the use of advanced technologies will allow this tournament to to be the first-ever carbon-free World Cup.

Qatar has pledged to make the ICT sector a key role in reducing carbon emissions by 20% by 2030.

The State of Qatar is aware of the importance of this sector in building a developed society in all fields, and as the world today lives in the era of the knowledge-based economy and in the era high-speed communications. Thus, policymakers in Qatar believe that there is no progress in development and advancement programs without achieving tangible results in this sector while keeping pace with scientific and technological development.

The state has prepared the infrastructure for the implementation of such development programs and projects.


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