Qatar Is Second in Global Mobile Engagement Index

Published May 10th, 2018 - 01:00 GMT
“The result of the report is firmly in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 strategic goal of enabling the development of a sustainable digital society in Qatar,” HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti said.
“The result of the report is firmly in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 strategic goal of enabling the development of a sustainable digital society in Qatar,” HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti said.

Qatar is first among the Arab countries and second in the world, in terms of engagement with mobile services and applications for a second year in a row. South Korea is first.

According to a report by Global System for Mobile communication’s Association  (GSMA) intelligence on the global consumer insights Qatar reached the highest score 6.0 on the GSMA Global Mobile Engagement Index (GMEI). 

This is due to the high usage, particularly for messenger and VoIP applications where Qatar ranked highest in the world.

“The result of the report is firmly in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 strategic goal of enabling the development of a sustainable digital society in Qatar,” HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti said. “This indicator does not only look towards Qatar’s leadership in technological infrastructure development, but also it includes users development and their high ability to use and deal with modern technology,” said Communications Regulatory Authority president Mohamed Ali al-Mannai.

The report indicates that at more than 50% of phone owners in Qatar use at least once per month mobile Internet communication (voice and video calls), social networking and entertainment as playing games, watching online video or listening to online music.

The results also show that up to 49% of all phone owners in Qatar use at least once per month digital commerce like purchasing goods online or financial services, like transferring money or paying utility bills.


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