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World’s 5 most valuable tech brands 

Telecommunications and information technology (IT) companies managed to take the top nine spots of the world’s 10 most valuable brands in 2018, according to Brand Finance, an independent business valuation consultancy. According to the Brand Finance report, Amazon topped the list of the highest value brands in the world after its valuation at $150.8bn, up …

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CIT minister to inaugurate $30m fibre optics plant

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser El-Kady is set to inaugurate a fibre optics factory in Badr city on Tuesday. The plant is owned by HitekNofal Solutions and the Chinese Hengtong Group with investments up to $15m. An informed source at HitekNofal Solutions said that the plant will be established on three stages, the …

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Retailers threaten to sue MNOs over mobile lines selling ban

Egypt’s Communication and Mobile Syndicate (CMS) threatened to sue the three mobile network operators (MNOs)—Vodafone, Etisalat, and Orange—if they do not compensate mobile phone retailers after the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) banned sales of new mobile lines through distributors as of March. The syndicate has granted the three MNOs a grace period until 20 …

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Russia, China and other countries back a move to place the Internet under the authority of the International Telecommunications Union. (AFP PHOTO)

53.5% internet user penetration in Egypt in 2019

A report issued by Statista expects the internet user penetration in Egypt to reach 53.5% of the population by 2019, up from 48% last year. According to the report, the ratio will reach 50.8% by the end of the year, while access to the internet reached 45.4% of total population in 2016 and 43.3% in …

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Mobile brands fight for buyers in 2018

The competition between smartphone companies in Egypt is strong. While Samsung dominated the largest share of market sales in the past years without real competition, the past two years witnessed the entry of new competitors to the arena. Samsung took a strong hit that affected its market share, as it struggles to maintain its current …

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GDP to grow by 5.9% in 2022

A report issued by Statista expected Egypt’s GDP to grow by 4.4% this year, up from 4.1% in 2017. According to the report, the country’s GDP growth rate will grow strongly in 2019 at 5.3%, then by 5.76% in 2020 compared to 2019. According to the report, GDP will grow further in 2021. The market …

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Why Huawei’s market share in Egypt dropped in 2017

Huawei phones’ market share in Egypt during the second half of 2017 fell by 3% to 13.1% at the end of December compared to 15.9% at the end of June of the same year. Samsung held the largest share of mobile phone sales in the Egyptian market by the end of last December, according to …

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Statista predicts Egypt’s inflation rate to reach 7% in 2022

Statista, an online statistics, market research, and business intelligence portal, issued a report on the expected inflation rates in the Egyptian market over the coming four years. The report predicted that the inflation rate will decline to 21.3% in 2018 compared to 23.5% in 2017, a decrease of 2.2%. According to the report, the average …

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ADSL subscribers up to 5.1m at end-November

The number of ADSL subscribers increased in November to 5.1 million, up from 4.9 million in September, according to indicators of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Telecom Egypt’s subsidiary TE Data accounted for the largest share of ADSL users, with over 75% of the market. The four other companies, Vodafone, Orange, Etisalat, and …

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23.6m smartphones in Egypt at end-2017

The number of smartphones in the domestic market has risen to 23.6m at the end of 2017, up from 21m at the end of 2016. The number of smartphones increased by 12.3% last year, supported by the penetration of mobile services and 4G. A report released by Tableau Software expected the number of smartphones in …

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Linatel in negotiations to build Telecom Egypt’s mobile network

Hamdy El-Leithy, CEO of Linatel Telecommunications, said his company is in negotiations to participate in setting up Telecom Egypt’s infrastructure for its mobile network. El-Leithy said that the company has been in negotiations with Telecom Egypt’s officials since last year, adding that the company seeks to resume the discussions within the coming days. Revenues from …

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