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Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

  • Etisalat launches first Arabic mobile money system

    June 25, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North AfricaComments Off on Etisalat launches first Arabic mobile money system

    MasterCard, National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and Etisalat today announced the launch of the mobile payment wallet in Egypt, which will bring Etisalat Egypt’s subscriber base safe and convenient payment services through the power of their mobile phones. The...

  • Africa’s most active ICT regions

    May 17, 2013 • ListsComments Off on Africa’s most active ICT regions

    Based on information being supplied to media, Africa’s ICT industry is growing – boosted by the advent of mobile product and services, but sustaining this momentum is dependent on the identification and implementation of the right investment in ICT,...

  • Mobile Internet Survey reveals heavy usage, high expectations

    April 24, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Mobile Internet Survey reveals heavy usage, high expectations

    Analysys Mason recently conducted primary research with mobile Internet users in six countries in the Middle East and Africa (MEA): Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the UAE. They were asked about their Internet access, decision criteria...

  • Seacom’s Egypt to Europe segment restored

    March 26, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Seacom’s Egypt to Europe segment restored

    In a follow up statement regarding the restoration of service outages between Africa and Europe as a result of damage to Seacom’s undersea cable infrastructure, the company has said that service to customers using the cable system link between Egypt and...

  • Seacom outage could last till April

    March 25, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    International internet connectivity between Africa and Europe has been affected by damage to Seacom undersea cable infrastructure. The company has issued several statements since Friday last week saying that they are in the process of restoring...

  • Seacom suffers internet outage off African coast

    March 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (2)

    Undersea cable provider Seacom has experienced a number of cable cuts off the northern coast of Egypt, which is affecting internet connectivity in Africa, Middle East and Asia, the company said in a statement on Friday morning. “Multiple subsea cable cuts...

  • Egypt sees massive telco fiber deployment

    February 26, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Egypt sees massive telco fiber deployment

    Responding to increasing rate of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) deployments by telecommunications companies in Egypt, Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) Middle East, Turkey and Africa, the Swiss structured cabling specialist, announced it would further increase its...

  • Egypt: mobile app directs developers to first prize

    February 22, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Egypt: mobile app directs developers to first prize

    A popular mobile phone application that assists Egyptian drivers with road assistance and car maintenance has received $3,000 at the first ever Cairo Transport App Challenge. Users of the application tell Bikyanews.com that it has helped them find new routes...

  • Etisalat, Huawei unite to boost Egypt’s telecommunications

    February 18, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Etisalat, Huawei unite to boost Egypt’s telecommunications

    United Arab Emirates-based telecom operator, Etisalat, has announced a partnership between its subsidiary, Etisalat Misr, and China’s mobile company, Huawei, to boost telecommunications in Egypt. A statement from the country’s third mobile...

  • Egypt’s telecom regulator to fight YouTube ban

    February 18, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt’s telecom regulator to fight YouTube ban

    Egypt’s telecommunications regulator has announced it will appeal against a court order to ban the video-sharing website YouTube for one month over an anti-Islam video that appeared on the site last Autumn, sparking protests across the Islamic world....

  • Vodafone Egypt launches new data packages

    February 15, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vodafone Egypt launches new data packages

    Amid ongoing political tension in Egypt and frustration over the recent hikes in Vodafone’s recharge tariffs, Vodafone Egypt has announced a new mobile Internet data bundle for USB modems, tablets and Mifi devices. The belief is that the new promotion...

  • Egypt readies to set price for fourth mobile license

    February 12, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt readies to set price for fourth mobile license

    Egypt is officially gearing up for a new mobile phone operator’s license, nearly two years after it had expected the fourth license to go through. State-run landline operator Telecom Egypt has shown the most interest and believes it will be awarded the new...

  • Mobinil opens up shares to meet ownership regulations

    February 6, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobinil opens up shares to meet ownership regulations

    In compliance with the Cairo Stock Exchange’s new regulations on ownership requirements, Egyptian mobile phone operator Mobinil is to sell a larger stake in the company to a local enterprise, the company reported to local media.   CEO Yves Gauthier...

  • Huawei to launch low-cost Windows Phone 8 for Africa

    February 5, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Huawei to launch low-cost Windows Phone 8 for Africa

    Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei announced that it will be launching a low-cost Windows Phone 8 handset into the African market. The announcement was made as part of Microsoft’s 4Afrika initiative, which kicks off today. “Smartphones in Africa still...

  • Technology at the heart of Egypt’s growth plan

    January 17, 2013 • FeaturesComments (1)

    In 2011 Egypt made worldwide headlines as a revolution took hold and anti-government protestors vented their anger and frustration against the regime. It was a time when the world held its collective breath in anticipation of what could or would transpire....

  • Tunisian businessman to buy Egypt’s ONTV from Sawiris

    December 7, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tunisian businessman to buy Egypt’s ONTV from Sawiris

    A Tunisian businessman is to purchase Egypt’s leading independent satellite news channel ONTV from Egyptian business tycoon Naguib Sawiris, the channel reported this week whilst covering the ongoing violent clashes in the country. Tarek Ben Ammar and...