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Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser Al-Qadi

NTI agrees with ETIT to locally manufacture tracking devices

The National Telecommunications Institute (NTI) and the Egyptian Company for Tracking and IT services (ETIT) signed an agreement to locally design, manufacture, and market vehicle-tracking devices. The signing ceremony was attended by Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser Al-Qadi. This comes in the framework of the state’s steps to activate the presidential initiative “Egypt, …

Daily News Egypt

Transsion, mohamed ismail

Transsion acquires 20% market share in mobile market in 2016

Transsion, the brand that owns TECNO, itel, and Infinix mobile phones, acquired 20% of the mobile market share in 2016, according to regional business development director Mohamed Ismail. According to Ismail, the last quarter in 2016 saw the least sales in the mobile market in general due to the Egyptian pound’s flotation in November. He …

Daily News Egypt

Apple

Apple deletes New York Times apps in China

As part of a heavy-handed crackdown on foreign media, Apple has complied with a request from unnamed Chinese authorities to remove two New York Times apps from its app store in ChinaThe technology giant removed both the English and Chinese-language news apps from its mainland China store on December 23, according to a report in the newspaper on Thursday.

Deutsche Welle

Hossam Osman, executive vice president of ITIDA

ITIDA offers local electronics manufacturing incentives to foreign and Egyptian investors

The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) organised workshops, attended by more than 80 representatives of foreign and local companies, to offer packages and incentive programmes designed by the authority in coordination with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. The workshops are meant to cover the industry’s needs such as circuits designing and manufacturing …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

CEO of Vezeeta Amir Barsoum

Vezeeta secures $5m for regional expansion

Healthcare IT platform Vezeeta recently announced that it raised $5m from four regional and international investors. Emirati BECO Capital, Sweden’s Vostok New Ventures, Jordan’s Silicon Badia, and Egypt’s Technology Development Fund (TDF) led the funding round. Over the past two years, Vezeeta has become a source of information on the marketplace with comprehensive access to …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

CIT

CIT cooperates with Egyptian Countryside Company to maximise role of IT in agriculture

The Chamber of Information Technology and Communication (CIT) plans to hold a meeting with the Egyptian Countryside Development Company to discuss a joint cooperation with companies specialised in communication and information technology. This cooperation aims to develop the agricultural system and land reclamation projects, in line with the government’s objective that seeks promoting modern technological tools. According …

Daily News Egypt

Andy Campbell

The double skills gap

Building a skilled workforce requires new employment strategies, but one must not forget what experienced employees have to offer

Andy Campbell