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14% growth in ICT sector in Q1 2018

Yasser El-Kady, minister of communications and information technology, said that the ICT sector achieved growth rates of 14%, year-over-year, at the end of the first quarter of this year. He added that the achieved growth was 9.5% for the communications sector and 4.5% for the information technology sector. He pointed out that last fiscal year, …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

IDC hosts Egypt’s most influential ICT leaders for annual CIO Summit in Cairo

The International Data Corporation (IDC) hosted the fourth Egypt CIO Summit at the Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo. The annual summit, titled Developing a Blueprint for Thriving in the Digital Economy, brought together more than 100 of the country’s most influential ICT leaders and chief information officers (CIOs). The distinguished guests engaged in full-day discussion sessions …

Daily News Egypt

12.5% ICT sector contribution to GDP

The growth rate of the Information and Communications Technology sector in FY 2016/2017 is among the highest rates among macroeconomic sectors. The contribution of the ICT sector to GDP was high, at 12.5%, in FY 2016/2017, increasing from 8.3% in FY 2015/2016. The gross domestic product (GDP) of the ICT sector increased from EGP 57bn …

Daily News Egypt

Main reasons for IT sector growth in Egypt during 2017

2017 witnessed strong growth in Egypt’s ICT information technology sector. This report includes the highlights of the growth achieved in the IT sector during the past year. During 2017, a number of programmes were implemented to provide material and technical support through the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) in order to raise the efficiency …

Daily News Egypt

Of all Al-Sisi’s technological initiatives, what has the Ministry of Communications achieved so far?

xPresident Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi launched several initiatives since 2015 in thecommunications and information technology (ICT) sector. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has assumed the responsibility toof implementing these initiatives. But has it been able to achieve them? Electronics design and manufacture The first complex for electronics manufacturing in New Assiut’s Technology Park was …

Daily News Egypt

12.5% ICT sector growth rate in FY 2016/2017

The information and communications technology (ICT) sector achieved a growth rate of 12.5% in the fiscal year (FY) 2016/2017, according to the economic performance indicators announced by the Ministry of Planning, Follow-up, and Administrative Reform. The ICT sector’s contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) reached 3.2% in FY 2016/2017, while Egypt’s outsourcing industry of ICT …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt’s major IT players in recruitment drive

Egypt’s IT sector is seeing an increase in staffing, amid a surge in hiring by multinationals that are expanding operations in the country. Following a meeting in July with automotive component and technology company Valeo Service, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) announced that the France-based company plans to generate 500 new jobs …

Oxford Business Group

Military Production Ministry participates in DSS for first time 

The Ministry of Military Production is taking part in the second Defence, Security and Public Safety Technologies Fair and Forum (DSS), held in parallel with the 22nd Cairo International Information and Communications Technology (ICT) conference. The participation comes as part of the ministry’s belief in its role to support national industries and Egyptian products. This …

Hossam Mounir

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

TE Data announces price cuts at ICT show

The Egyptian internet service provider TE Data has announced a package of price reductions and special offers for high-speed internet services. Ahmed Osama, vice president and chief commercial officer at Telecom Egypt, made the sales announcement at the Cairo ICT 2015 Exhibition and Conference in Cairo. He outlined discounts up to 40% on high-speed internet …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt gains momentum in ICT outsourcing

By Oxford Business Group Egypt has long been a cost-competitive destination for offshore services, such as business process outsourcing (BPO), but a spate of new agreements with a number of large investors has given the ICT sector a further boost, with thousands of potential new jobs in the offing. Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency …

Daily News Egypt

Ministry of Communications offers mechanised traffic project tender

By Mohamed Alaa El-Din The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology offered a tender to develop traffic services using information technology, aiming to improve and develop traffic services. The only method currently used in traffic units is direct interaction with employees, according to a ministry official. The ministry’s development plan includes five steps: a centralised …

Daily News Egypt

ICT market generally growing in Egypt: Intel’s META business director

By Mohamed Alaa and Sara Aggour With the government constantly announcing new plans to develop its information and communications technology sector, Daily News Egypt sat down with Intel’s regional business director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), Frederico Carvalho, to discuss potential opportunities in the market, the future of tablets, and big data …

Sara Aggour