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New Egyptian satellite launched into orbit over Kazakhstan

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Technology  /  3 Comments

Satellite will serve industrial, agricultural, mineral, planning and environmental fields in Egypt, says cabinet spokesman

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Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Technology  /  1 Comment

Google took a step in that direction this week with the acquisition of Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that can help boost Internet access to remote areas.

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Samsung executive says Galaxy S5 to outsell S4, sees second quarter rollout for Tizen phone

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Technology  /  1 Comment

A smooth launch is crucial for Samsung, which reported its second straight quarter of profit decline earlier this month as margins in the key smartphone business come under growing pressure from cheaper Chinese rivals.

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TE Data launches M3ak service for the disabled

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Technology  /  1 Comment

The company hired 10 employees with hearing disabilities to serve similarly disabled clients

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MCIT, MOI sign protocol to integrate new technology into transportation sector: Communications ministry

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Technology  /  2 Comments

Protocol will ensure quick response to traffic emergencies, improve transportation system, Helmy says

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Ministry of Finance launches blog to communicate with the public

  /  April 9, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

The aim of the blog is to communicate with the public regarding the country’s economic situation, the ministry says

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Communication services shutdown temporarily in Aswan

  /  April 9, 2014  /  Technology  /  2 Comments

Telecom Egypt says the Tuesday outage occurred due to damage in a communication cable

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Oil company introduces its ‘most advanced modern technology’: Shell Egypt

  /  April 9, 2014  /  Technology  /  1 Comment

Company says its “Helix Ultra” is the most advanced oil yet

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Samsung’s next smartwatch to function independently, says report

  /  April 9, 2014  /  Technology  /  4 Comments

If the report is accurate, wearers will be able to use the watch for making voice calls and for surfing the net, with or without a smartphone

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Microsoft ends Windows XP support

  /  April 9, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Security experts advise consumers and businesses to either replace computers running Windows XP or upgrade to modern versions of Microsoft’s software

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Apple, Samsung trade barbs as $2bn patent trial opens

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Technology  /  1 Comment

Apple’s legal team vowed to prove that Samsung flagrantly copied iPhone features and should pay more than $2bn in damages, as the two smartphone giants squared off anew in a California courtroom.

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Mobile licence offered to Telecom Egypt for $360m: Ministry

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Technology  /  3 Comments

It has been waiting to launch a new mobile operation that would complement an existing joint venture with Vodafone and compete with the sector’s two other players.

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Smartcard company complains of delay In Egyptian subsidy cut scheme

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Technology  /  4 Comments

Fuel subsidies account for a fifth of state spending, but one cash-strapped government after another has resisted attacking the wasteful system, fearful that raising fuel prices could spark unrest.

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Minister of Communication talks strategy with American, Polish and Ugandan counterparts

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

At the World Telecommunications Development Conference, Atef Helmy calls for international cooperation on issues of privacy, digital identity, and cybersecurity

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Online shopping on the rise in Egypt: MasterCard

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Souq, Jumia, Amazon and Facebook the most commonly used online shopping websites

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Breaking the web: Data localisation vs. the open internet

  /  March 27, 2014  /  Opinion, Technology  /  3 Comments

Governments argue that by keeping data at home, they are improving the privacy and security of their citizens.

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Communications ministry signs agreement with Microsoft, IBM, Henkel and Valeo

  /  March 26, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

The agreement expected to increase Egyptian IT exports by around $20m, according to a ministry statement

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AUC entrepreneurship programme sparks award-winning ideas

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Technology  /  4 Comments

Entrepreneurs developed an unmanned mine detector, an educational cartoon, and a smartphone add-on that helps the blind detect obstacles – among other things

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Ministry of Communication adopts open source software strategy

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Technology  /  3 Comments

The strategy should benefit both public and private ICT consumers, minister says

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Google expands Android platform to wearables

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Technology  /  2 Comments

The move allows developers to create apps for smartwatches, the first phase of the Android Wear platform.

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Apple replaces iPad 2 with iPad 4, launches cheaper iPhone 5C

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Technology  /  2 Comments

The iPad 4 is available at $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $529 for the 16GB Wi-Fi + cellular model at the four major US carriers – AT&T Inc, Sprint Corp, T-Mobile US Inc and Verizon Communications Inc.

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MCIT and MOE celebrate completion of education development protocol

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Technology  /  2 Comments

The Ministry of Communication and Information technology signed a protocol with the Ministry of Education to develop the technical and industrial education system

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Robots, hands-free wizardry wows at high-tech fair

  /  March 12, 2014  /  Technology  /  2 Comments

Robots never fail to pull in the crowds, and they set the scene at the official opening of the five-day showcase of what’s new and uber-hot in the IT and high-tech world.

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Cooperation protocol signed between Ministry of Communication, Alexandria University

  /  March 12, 2014  /  Technology  /  2 Comments

The protocol sponsors projects that aim to develop health care services in Alexandria University hospitals

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Kuwait moves closer to creating independent telecoms watchdog

  /  March 12, 2014  /  Technology  /  1 Comment

Reuters – Kuwait’s parliament has approved the first reading of a bill to create the country’s first independent telecoms watchdog, according to the assembly’s website, a move that could lead to further liberalisation of the read the rest…

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ITU praises Egypt’s use of ICT for the disabled

  /  March 12, 2014  /  Technology  /  2 Comments

The International Telecommunication Union says it plans to benefit from devices for the disabled

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Schneider Electric holds ninth Xperience Efficient conference in Egypt

  /  March 12, 2014  /  Technology  /  2 Comments

The conference brings together national experts from business sectors, the government and academics

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Telecom Egypt expects mobile licence in March or April

  /  March 12, 2014  /  Technology  /  2 Comments

Reuters – Egypt’s landline monopoly Telecom Egypt expects a newly-formed government to grant it a licence to provide mobile services this month or next, the state-controlled company’s chief executive said on Wednesday. Telecom Egypt has read the rest…

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Government to launch call centre for receiving citizens’ complaints

  /  March 12, 2014  /  Technology  /  3 Comments

The call centre is scheduled to commence in two weeks, the Minister of Communication says

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Connect Ads and LinkedIn form partnership

  /  March 5, 2014  /  Technology  /  1 Comment

Muti-national, regional and Egyptian companies will be able to reach over a million Egyptian professionals, Connect Ads says

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