Category : Consumers

06 Apr

Access For All – Bridging Qatar’s Digital Divide

by Anirudh Sharma

Editor’s Note: This blog has been contributed by Patricia Quinn, Senior ICT Adoption Specialist from the ICT & Society Division of the Ministry of Information & Communications Technology. Are you living away from home? How do you keep in touch with loved ones back home? Is it through your smartphone, laptop or desktop computer? Not […]

26 Mar

Telecommunication Regulatory Conference Keynote: Technology Push vs Demand Pull?

by Anirudh Sharma

I had the brilliant opportunity to meet Professor Laurent Benzoni, Founder of TERA Consultant, France, and Professor of Economics at Sorbonne University, at the most appropriate place – at the first annual Telecommunications Regulatory Conference organized by the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) at the Four Seasons Hotel, earlier today. Professor Benzoni gave a keynote speech at […]

18 Mar

New Mobile App Provides Consumers in Qatar with Free and Transparent Information

by Julia Astashkina

Did you know that every household in Qatar owns at least three mobile phones and one smart phone? And a staggering 86% of ICT users access the Internet from a smart phone? With a growing number of mobile phone users in Qatar, improved mobile broadband services and better choices of Internet data packages from the […]

22 Jan

Even Digital Natives Should Verify Sources

by Anirudh Sharma

How often have you jumped on to the Internet to search? Often enough, I am sure. Doubtlessly, the Internet and other communication technologies offer an entertaining and information escape. But, how easy is it to find information that you need and be a hundred percent sure that it’s factual, reliable and absolutely accurate? Not always. […]

12 Jan

Fed up of Facebook? Survey defies that feeling

by Anirudh Sharma

I can’t remember how many times I have wanted to deactivate my Facebook account. Especially after spending a good few hours clicking through pictures, links, jokes, news, and other random things shared by my FB friends. But have I actually deactivated my account – well maybe once or twice and that too just to avoid […]