Frost and Sullivan perspective on: Mobile number portability availability in Qatar
- Qatar: Monday, February 04 - 2013 at 13:51
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According to Frost & Sullivan the Telecom Industry in Qatar needs competition, especially with an essential infrastructure such as telecoms.
The move to provide MNP services should focus minds, but realistically, where there is a duopoly, changes will not be significant. Vodafone continues to do well in Qatar, and have already prompted a more competitive position from Qtel, however there is unlikely to be an all-out, price-war in Qatar as a result. For true competition to make an impact, three or four communication service providers need to be given a level playing-field.
With the high-investment required to build a network and even in the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) environmental issues are coming to the fore, a full-scale new Operator license is unlikely. However, as with many other Middle-East markets, if the regulators in Qatar want to see really competitive pricing, only MVNOs could make a big impact.
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