New rankings have put a spotlight on where tech is faring best in the Middle East and North Africa — and where an extra helping hand is needed.
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In a region where internet access can cost 40 percent of a month's wages if it's available at all, there's much to be done before the benefits of broadband will be felt equally across the Middle East and North Africa.
The country with the most fibre to the home connections is one you might not expect — thanks to a building boom, an online services push, and high population density.
Qatar has laid out an ambitious plan for the country's broadband market. From greater competition to 1Gbps for schools to fibre for the World Cup stadiums, Qatari broadband will be getting a makeover in the next few years.