Communications Minister: Qatar's Digital Landscape is Healthy and Vibrant [Qatar News Agency]
(Qatar News Agency Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Doha, May 26 (QNA) - HE Minister of Information and Communications Technology Dr. Hessa Al-Jaber termed the Qatari digital landscape as healthy and vibrant ICT sector due to the existence of legislations that regulate the sector, but stressed on the importance of continuing efforts to modernize development tools in order to meet requirements of digital economy, which its requirements differ from that of typical economy.
In remarks before the Qatar's annual ICT conference and exhibition "QITCOM 2014 on Monday, HE the minister noted that an integrated communication infrastructure had already been set up to satisfy the future needs through national companies such as ES'hailSat, Ooredoo, Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN) and GBI, Qatar Vodafone and MEEZA, pointing out that local universities graduate a number of students specialized in engineering and technical sciences on an annual basis.
The telecom sector witnessed a remarkable growth of 6 per cent in 2008, increasing to 11 per cent in 2013, Her Excellency said, adding that this growth is expected to continue at a rate of 9 or 12 percent in the next five years.
"We are moving in the right direction to build the information society and the knowledge-based economy.
"We cannot complete the digital landscape in country without mentioning the vast amount of digital data that are now being used on a daily basis by individuals, institutions and companies and our dependence on technological devices."
HE Minister of Information also appreciated the contribution of all local telecom companies in building infrastructure in the State of Qatar over the past few years. (MORE)
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