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Qatar has experienced rapid economic growth over the last several years due to high oil prices, and in 2008 posted its eighth consecutive budget surplus. Economic policy is focused on developing Qatar's nonassociated natural gas reserves and increasing private and foreign investment in non-energy sectors, but oil and gas still account for more than 50% of GDP, roughly 85% of export earnings, and 70% of government revenues. Oil and gas have made Qatar the second highest per-capita income country - following Liechtenstein - and one of the world's fastest growing.

  • Population: 833,285 (2009 est.)
  • Telephone main lines: 263,400 (2009)
  • Mobile telephone subscribers: 1.683 million (2009)
  • Internet hosts: 722 (2009)
  • Internet users: 436,000 (2008)
  • Digital leased line interface type: E1
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Telecommunications equipment is communications or networking equipment with interface(s) to public network or wide area network (WAN) services. Common telecom network interfaces include T1/E1, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ADSL, serial and analogue PSTN.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your telecom equipment products:

ictQatar Type Approval

Qatar's Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology issues type approval for telecommunications and radio equipment. Approval is typically based on review of foreign standard test reports. Foreign manufacturers may be the applicant for approval
Compliance International can help you complete ictQATAR approval with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, interfacing with regulatory officials, and end-to-end management of the approval process. 
 
Wireless and radio equipment covers any device with a radio transmitter. This includes mobile (GSM or CDMA) handsets, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment such as Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, Zigbee devices, WiMAX devices, RFID equipment, contactless card readers, and a whole host of other products that incorporate some kind of RF transmitter.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your wireless and radio equipment products:

ictQatar Type Approval

Qatar's Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology issues type approval for telecommunications and radio equipment. Approval is typically based on review of foreign standard test reports. Foreign manufacturers may be the applicant for approval
Compliance International can help you complete ictQATAR approval with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, interfacing with regulatory officials, and end-to-end management of the approval process. 
 
Non-telecom ITE is any information technology equipment -- essentially any device with a microprocessor -- that has no telecommunications or radio interface. This includes products such as computer printers and monitors, as well as many types of local area network (LAN) equipment.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your ITE products: