Qatar to expand phone numbers by a digit

29 March 2010

Qatar's Supreme Council for Information and Communication Technology (ictQatar) has said that phone numbers in the Gulf state will be expanded from seven to eight digits, effective July 28, 2010. Aimed at meeting the increased demand, the new plan will create an additional 36 million mobile and nine million fixed telephone numbers, surpassing the highest forecasted demand for the next 15-20 years.

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