The internet of things (IOT) is a system of connected sensors, devices, and machines that create a “network of networks” that communicate and share data with each other and users without human interference. IOT applications range from smart appliances to fully integrated smart cities.
The IOT market size in Qatar was estimated at US$172.5 million in 2018, and is expected to grow by 35% annually to reach US$573 million in 2022, with the Qatar’s smart city initiatives such as Tasmu Smart Qatar program being a major driver of this growth.
IOT is a component is 40% of the Tasmu Smart Qatar use cases. The government has committed to spending QAR 6b over the next 5 years to implement the Tasmu program. Other smart city initiatives that will draw heavily on IOT in their development:
Qatar leads the region in connectivity and telecommunications infrastructure
Ooredoo is a world leader in the drive to launch commercially-ready 5G. It is leveraging 5G to drive IOT innovation with two key technology elements: network traffic prioritization based on the priority of the industry vertical, and lower latency for critical applications such as smart and connected transportation, retail, energy, healthcare, education, and entertainment