Qatar: Communication#

Telephones - fixed linestotal subscriptions: 428,858
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 20 (July 2015 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 3.61 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 164 (July 2015 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: modern system centered in Doha
domestic: combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular telephone subscribership exceeds 180 telephones per 100 persons
international: country code - 974; landing point for the Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) submarine cable network that provides links to Asia, Middle East, Europe, and the US; tropospheric scatter to Bahrain; microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia and the UAE; sa (2015)
Broadcast mediaTV and radio broadcast licensing and access to local media markets are state controlled; home of the satellite TV channel Al-Jazeera, which was originally owned and financed by the Qatari government but has evolved to independent corporate status; Al-Jaze (2014)
Internet country
Internet userstotal: 2.039 million
percent of population: 92.9% (July 2015 est.)