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Tag Archives: MENA

8 Egyptian Tech Startups Participate at CES 2020

ITIDA, which is the executive IT arm of the ministry of ICT in Egypt is funding the local startups’ participation to attract big global companies and investments as part of the agency’s mandate to help these companies enter the global market to scale up their operations. With a focus on disruptive and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality …

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Why Middle East cities should worry about climate change

Several areas in the MENA region could begin to experience periodic floods in coming years. The impact of climate change on human civilization will be “incredibly disruptive,” yet as long as the issue is viewed as a “slow-motion crash” people around the world will continue to underestimate its magnitude and urgency. That warning by Jonathan Pershing, climate envoy under the …

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Etisalat launches first OpenRAN network in MENA Region

The technology is the foundation of next-generation wireless infrastructure driven by innovation and open standards Etisalat announced the successful launch of open virtual Radio Access Network (Open vRAN), becoming the first operator in MENA to achieve this technological feat. By supporting Open architecture, Open vRAN technology accelerates the delivery of mobile networks. Today’s announcement demonstrates Etisalat’s strong commitment to sustaining …

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‘Building a 5G world’: EITC Hosts 2nd Annual Global Certification Forum 5G MENA workshop

With 5G now a reality in the region, the one-day event focused on future opportunities that will arise from next generation connectivity. In cooperation with the Global Certification Forum (GCF), Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has hosted the second annual GCF 5G MENA workshop under the theme: ‘Building a 5G world’. The forum explored how regulators, network operators, manufacturers, and …

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MENA has $100bln of clean energy projects in pipeline

Total investment in clean energy is forecasted to exceed $300bln by 2050. The MENA region has $100 billion worth of clean energy projects currently in the pipeline, according to a report by Energy & Utilities. The report estimates total investment in clean energy to exceed $300 bn by 2050 if the region’s utilities are to meet their ambitious targets. Middle …

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Huawei falls to third spot in GCC smartphone market

The Inaugural Middle East Conference to Feature Notable Business Leaders and Policy Officials from Around the Globe SALT, a top global thought leadership forum, will bring together a diverse and prestigious group of global business leaders, investors and policy experts for its first annual SALT Abu Dhabi conference, which will be held at the Emirates Palace from December 9 to …

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UAE tops in Mena with brand value of $730bln

UAE scores highly on quality, efficiency of infrastructure and is to be commended for improved ease of doing business The UAE is way ahead of all other countries in the Middle East and North Africa region, with the strongest and most prized brand value at $730 billion, while 11 out of the 20 fastest-growing nation brands of 2019 worldwide come …

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MENA startup update: $517mln investments YTD; UAE top in funding; rise in fintech deals

The UAE remains top recipient of funding, Egypt tops in deals The startup ecosystem is growing quickly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with $517 million being invested in 354 deals in 2019 so far. 2019 year-to-date (YTD) saw $517 million in total funding, an increase of 30 percent compared to the same period of 2018, with a …

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Jordan’s EdTech startup Little Thinking Minds aims to enhance the Arabic language of children in MENA and beyond

EdTech startups are as important as any other tech startups that are popping in the region – and since technology plays an important role in our lives, children are also inclined to use smart devices to be entertained. Therefore, it would only make sense if education also took a shift towards digitizing its content to encourage children, transforming it into …

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Canon showcases ‘Education for Life Plus’ ecosystem at MENA Innovation 2019

‘Education for Life + is a Canon program that aims to enhance students’ experience through introducing new services to the higher education Jeddah, KSA: Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging solutions, is showcasing its ‘Education for Life Plus’ (EFL+) ecosystem of digital education solutions at the MENA Innovation 2019 being held in Muscat from 15-17 September 2019. Education for …

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