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Orange, a key player engaged in the digital transformation in Africa and the Middle East, launches its first “Orange Digital Centre” in Tunisia

Orange (www.Orange.com) is launching the “Orange Digital Centre” today in Tunis, a place built around a completely new concept and entirely dedicated to innovation. Attending the launch are Anouar Maarouf, Tunisian Minister of Communication Technologies and the Digital Economy, Abdelkoddous Saadaoui, Tunisian Secretary of State for Youth, Alioune Ndiaye, Chief Executive Officer of Orange Middle East and Africa, Christine Albanel, …

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OPPO Leads the 5G Revolution Through Collaboration With Etisalat for the First 5G Smartphone Test in the Region

Announcement made at 5G MENA Summit aims at bringing the next generation of connectivity experience to consumers As a pioneer in 5G technology, OPPO connected with regional telecom service providers, regulators, and global ICT solution providers to accelerate the commercialization of 5G enabled smartphones at the 5G MENA 2019 summit held in Dubai from April 7-9, 2019. To further its …

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5G is the ‘Future of Connectivity’ and a game changer for the telecom industry, says Etisalat Chief

Etisalat to invest AED 4 billion during 2019 in digital transformation, the mobile and fiber network Etisalat’s pioneering efforts in 5G will pave the way for the ‘Future of Connectivity’ with innovation and digital transformation taking centre stage and leading the company to play a greater role in the digital lives of consumers and enterprises, said Hatem Bamatraf, Chief Technology …

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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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Dubizzle will not change its brand name after sale to Naspers: Company GM

Naspers’ subsidiary OLX bought remainder of dubizzle for $190mln last April; news about the deal was reported in the UAE by Wamda and other media outlets earlier this month Dubizzle, a leading online market place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will not change its brand name after its South African majority shareholder, Naspers, which also owns the OLX online …

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