Qatar ranks number one in Internet Adoption across the globe

Qatar ranks number one in Internet Adoption across the globe

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

‘The Global State of Digital 2021’ was a report released by Hootsuite that studied the rate of Internet Adoption across 230 countries and territories across the world, with Qatar ranking number one on that list.

As of January 2021, Qatar has a population of 2.91 million with over 99 percent of the population living in urban areas. Moreover, the report stated that 2.88 million internet users were recorded as of January 2021, and an increase of 29,000 between 2020 and 2021.

Bahrain, Iceland, Kuwait, Norway, and the UAE were some of the other countries on the list with over 99 percent Internet Adoption.

The report presented by Hootsuite pointed out that Qatar has 2.87 million social media users, equivalent to 98.8 percent of Qatar’s total population as of January 2021.

Furthermore, an increase of 35,000 mobile connections was recognized between the months of January 2020 and January 2021, raising the total number of connections by 4.67 million.

As several people use multiple mobile connections per device, the mobile connection figures exceed the total population in Qatar.

Over 70 percent of the population use pre-paid connections, while fewer than 29 percent use post-paid connections. Broadband connections ranging from 3G to 5G covers 87 percent of the population.

Meanwhile, Google Chrome recorded a 68.3 percent share of web traffic, a year-on-year increase of 8.6 percent, the report said. Safari 16.8 percent, Firefox (1.3 percent), (Samsung Internet 3.6 percent), Microsoft Edge (2.4 percent), Opera (1.4 percent), and Internet Explorer (0,7 percent), other web browsers with 5.7 percent complete the list.

Recently, the mobile Internet speed in Qatar was ranked the fastest in the world in December 2020, according to the Speedtest Global Index results. The country has been ranked among the top five countries globally in 2020 and has won several laurels in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in 2020.

One of the main highlights was the recognition by the World Economic Forum. In December last year, the country was ranked second in the Arab world and ninth globally in ICT adoption as per the Global Competitiveness Report Special Edition 2020 report by the World Economic Forum.

Qatar has also invested substantially in 5G technology, allowing peak Internet connection speed to reach 1Gbps. The 5G rollout has also accelerated the development of a more comprehensive communications infrastructure in Qatar.

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Source: The Peninsula
By Molten Metal• 1 year 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

We were No 1, we are No 1, we will remain No 1 ..... as always ........ Insha Allah ..............

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