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Rainer Schnepfleitner's presentation at QITCOM 2011

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Presentation:
Economic Aspect of Broadband

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Dr. Rainer Schnepfleitner - Manager, Policy & Economic Affairs, ictQATAR


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  • 1. 25 May 2011, Doha, Qatar
    Economic Aspects of BroadbandDr. Rainer Schnepfleitner
    Manager Policy and Economic Affairs - ictQATAR
    The views presented are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of ictQATAR
  • 2. ictTrends
    2
  • 3. Broadband = Enabler
    ICT and broadband are not a means in itself.
    Ubiquitous Broadband availability is an enabler for the WHOLE Qatari economy.
    Development of downstream sectors of the ICT industry and society
    • data centers
    • 4. knowledge industry
    • 5. e-education, e-literacy, e-health,e-government
    Costs of goods & services
    Speed of delivery
    International competitiveness
    PAY
    TOLL
  • 6. Diversification of the economy
    Strategic goals for 2030
    Qatar still has a high dependency on (oil and) gas
    2010
    2005
    GDP QAR 154.9 bio
    TC revenue QAR 2.8 bio
    GDP QAR 463.9 bio
    TC revenue QAR 6.2 bio
  • 7. Prices for broadband
  • 8.
    • Digital actions make a difference
    • 9. Broadband availability = economic growth
    • 10. Broadband development is an important step to create a whole business friendly ecosystem
    • 11. QATAR’s contribution to fast internet is Q.NBN development
    • 12. Broadband is a citizen right
    • 13. Currently high prices and low speeds
    Open, fair and transparent competition on all levels is required