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Egyptian mobile phone market shows signs of recovery: IDC

While smartphones accounted for 63.8% of the market’s units in 2018, shipments of these devices increased by just 3.4% year on year. Egypt’s mobile phone market saw shipments totaling 14.4 million units in 2018, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows that shipments were up …

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Innovations drive 5G push into rural networks

The telecom operators in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries face dual challenges of low telecom penetration and lower Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) in the rural areas. According to GSMA Mobile Economy report 2018, the subscriber base in the MENA region is still at just 62 percent while only 36 percent of the population uses the internet. …

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Orange to Launch 3G-Featured Phones in Africa and the Middle East Countries

Orange has just announced its partnership with KaiOS Technologies and UNISOC to market affordable 3G-featured phones in 16 African and the Middle East countries. Those 16 countries are Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Sierra Leone, and Tunisia. The phones are called Sanza …

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Saudi Arabia announces plans for largest 5G roll-out in Middle East

Announcement at Mobile World Congress will see 10,000 5G base stations provide Saudi consumers with region’s fastest and most extensive 5G coverage Saudi Arabia has announced the largest 5G commercial roll-out in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with an additional 400 MHz in mid-band (3.5Ghz) spectrum being released to commercial operators in March 2019, according to Abdullah Alswaha, …

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UAE-based Etisalat teams up with Huawei to deploy 5G

Etisalat and Huawei have announced a strategic partnership to deploy end-to-end 5G network in UAE in 2019 during the Mobile World Congress. According to Etisalat, the partnership is part of the firm’s continuous efforts to enhance its digital experience and provide innovative solutions and services to its customers with the utilisation of its 5G network. Saeed Al Zarouni, Senior Vice …

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Egypt’s Global Telecom’s profit boosted by Algerian arm

Company’s shares edged 0.21% higher on Monday Shares in Egypt’s Global Telecom Holding (GTH) rose on Monday as the company reported a rise in fourth quarter (Q4) 2018 earnings. The company’s Q4 2018 net profit amounted to $98 million, compared to a loss of $136 million for Q4 2017. GTH’s shares added 0.21 percent on Monday, and have gained 28.23 …

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Emphasizing the importance of the UAE government’s partnership with global technology companies

Expo 2020 Dubai and Siemens have begun one of the largest installations of smart building technologies in the world, with more than 130 structures to be connected to digital solutions that boost energy efficiency, comfort, safety and security Site to be a world-leading showcase for the transformative potential of smart cities MindSphere IoT system to help ensure comfort and security …

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Majid Al Futtaim Retail Selects Flexible SD-WAN from Orange Business Services to Power Its Smart Retail Transformation across the Middle East

Dubai-based Majid Al Futtaim Retail, which holds the exclusive franchise rights to operate Carrefour in 38 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, is deploying Flexible SD-WAN from Orange Business Services throughout its Middle Eastern operations to connect cloud applications, improve customer experience and digitally transform its regional retail offerings. “Connectivity is key to the future of retail. Our …

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5G Mobile Technology Coming to Morocco in 2022

The fifth generation of mobile phone and communication technology will be in Morocco as soon as 2022 Although Morocco is a leading country in the 4G mobile broadband with increasing numbers of subscribers having access to the fourth generation network in Africa, Moroccans will keep using the June 2015 technology for several more years. In its 2018 report about the …

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eSIM in UAE by October end; 5G by Q1 2019

UAE – Two of the most hotly-anticipated technologies of this age are coming to the UAE – and it could quite be sooner than expected. A top official of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company revealed that eSIMs and 5G will be available in the not-so-distant future in the country, adding more spunk to the UAE’s already advanced telecom infrastructure that has …

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