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Global Telecom sells Burundi and Central Africa shares

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Global Telecom planned to sell Telecel to another entity last year, but Econet Wireless Global was unable to complete the deal.

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Communications Ministry aims to increase sector GDP to EGP 195bn

  /  October 18, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

The number of indirect jobs the sector will provide is set to increase from 45,000 to 750,000 by the end of 2020, according to the official.

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TE’s relationship with Vodafone still uncertain

  /  October 18, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Lintatel for Telecommunications CEO and Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunication (CIT) Board Member Hamdy El-Leithy said TE separating from Vodafone represents a government-owned company offering mobile services to prevent a conflict of interest.

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2014 sees significant investment, acquisitions in mobile phone sector

  /  October 18, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Smartphones leading source of growth in Egypt

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2 Egyptian companies ranked in 10 most expensive brands in Arab telecommunications

  /  October 15, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Saudi Arabia’s STC topped the ranking with its brands worth $4.9bn, while Telecom Egypt and Mobinil ranked ninth and tenth

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Defence ministry to gain ruling share of communications infrastructure

  /  October 15, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Government and sovereign agencies will obtain the ruling share of the national infrastructure of communications, Gamal El-Sadat, CEO of Etisalat Egypt, said.

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Reopening stalled factories via ‘Google maps’

  /  October 1, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

A total of 4,500 factories to resume operations in Egypt, says economic expert

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Digital universe to grow over 600% in MENA region

  /  September 24, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

MENA region needs to increase data security says Digital Universe Study

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Political turmoil leads Egypt to drop 6 places in IT services global ranking

  /  September 24, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Egypt ranks 10th in A.T. Kearney’s 2014 Global Services Location Index

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Number of mobile users hike to 100 million

  /  September 24, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

EGP 45bn needed to install high speed internet, Helmy added

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Fawry announces launch of traffic fine payment service

  /  September 24, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Egypt’s EBPP leader provides convenience and efficiency to vehicle owners

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PayFort assists unbanked Egyptians to shop online with pay@store service

  /  September 24, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Company states that only 9% of Egyptians have bank accounts

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20.4% decrease in landline phone subscribers and 8.7% increase in mobile phone subscriptions: IDSC report

  /  September 24, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Telecom Egypt made EGP 6.5bn in revenues, representing 17% growth

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Jumia online shopping app Google Play store favourite

  /  September 10, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

The shopping application has been downloaded over 100,000 times, the company announced this week

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ICT minister, Cisco Africa VP discuss ways to expand investment in Egypt

  /  September 10, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Meeting discussed ways to increase cooperation frameworks in national projects

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‘Baseta’: a new service to finish government documents

  /  September 10, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

The service aims to help Egyptians to extract or renew governmental documents including ID cards, passports, marriage documents and death certificates.

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E-marketing campaigns intensify to increase travel to Egypt: Tourism minister

  /  September 10, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Ministry focusing on promoting cultural tourism

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Fuel distribution monitoring via GPS and smart card system reduces smuggling by 60%

  /  September 10, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

The official added that EGPC has recently faced difficulties in monitoring fuel distribution and following up on shipment arrivals at depots and then to stations.

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MCIT, Misr El-Kheir and Future Generation Foundation sign cooperation protocol

  /  September 3, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

The initiative aims to support human values and democratic dialogue, says MCIT

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Banque Misr to fund new educational initiative worth EGP 100m

  /  September 3, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

The initiative is to give computers to be used by teachers, parents of students, and staff

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Flat6Labs records highest number of start-up deals in Egypt

  /  September 3, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Start-up accelerator programme has invested in 46 ventures

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Egypt has 18th slowest broadband in the world: Ookla

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

In February, thousands of Egyptian attempted to start an “internet revolution”, protesting against poor services and high prices

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Tablets remain ‘untapped market’ in Egypt: Nielsen

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Ages of tablet users vary between 20 and 55 years old, consumer behaviour firm noted

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Unified licence to be launched in September: Communications ministry

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

The three mobile service operators have agreed to the licence’s terms for offering landline services

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Supply service call centre to be inaugurated Thursday: MCIT

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Hotline to be established to receive complains from citizens and keep them informed of their ration supplies, said MCIT

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Experts – a Threatened Species?

  /  August 13, 2014  /  Technology  /  1 Comment

An expert is not defined by his ability to predict or answer a question but actually ask the right questions

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Communication ministry discusses ‘Electronic Engineers Syndicate’

  /  August 13, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Atef Helmy says ministry will provide technological services to the syndicate and its premises under its Technology Homes Programme

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Electronic payments benefit people excluded from formal financial services: MasterCard Country Manager

  /  July 23, 2014  /  interviews, Technology  /  2 Comments

In an exclusive interview with the Daily News Egypt, Magdy Hassan, Country Manager of MasterCard Egypt, highlighted the programmes and services the credit card provider offers. He also highlighted the “Road to Inclusion Report” adopted by MasterCard.

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UAE to establish space agency and send the first Arab spaceship to Mars by 2021

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

The probe will take nine months to make the more than 60m kilometre journey to Mars and will mark UAE out as one of only nine countries with space programmes to explore the Red Planet.

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Use of electronic payments to pay taxes increases GNP by 0.75% per annum: eFinance study

  /  July 9, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Electronic payments for taxes increase GNP by 0.75% per annum due to more liquidity available in the country, the study says

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