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EON Reality launches Interactive Digital Centre in Morocco

EON Reality, a world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge transfer, together with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), organised the launch ceremony of the first Interactive Digital Centre (IDC) in Morocco. Located on Mohammed VI Polytechnic University’s campus in Ben Guerir, the new IDC will provide Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) […]


Orange launches its first ‘Orange Digital Centre’ in Tunisia

Orange has launched the ‘Orange Digital Centre’ in Tunis, which is built around a completely new concept and entirely dedicated to innovation. Attending the launch were 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 […]


Telecom Egypt signs Letter of Intent offering with PEACE

Telecom Egypt has signed a binding Letter of Intent (LoI) with Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) Cable International Network Co and its affiliate, HENGTONG OPTIC-ELECTRIC, the Chinese technology and industrial giant. Under the LoI, PEACE will be granted an additional fibre pair to its redundant cross Egypt routes to accommodate PEACE extensive demand […]


Telecom Egypt signs Letter of Intent offering with PEACE

Telecom Egypt has signed a binding Letter of Intent (LoI) with Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) Cable International Network Co and its affiliate, HENGTONG OPTIC-ELECTRIC, the Chinese technology and industrial giant. Under the LoI, PEACE will be granted an additional fibre pair to its redundant cross Egypt routes to accommodate PEACE extensive demand […]


Huawei executives meet Egyptian Prime Minister to promote digital ecosystem

Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, met with Li Jie, Chairman of Huawei’s Supervisory Board, to discuss new capital smart city construction related technologies and practical education and training in various industry sectors. It was the second high-level meeting between the two sides this year to promote Egypt’s digital cooperation after the World Economic Forum talks […]


Magna continues to expand in Morocco with new mirrors facility

Magna, a mobility technology company, has expanded its footprint in Morocco by constructing a new facility in Kenitra to supply global automakers with exterior and interior mirror systems. Production of the new plant is set to begin in Spring 2020. “Expanding into Morocco is a strategic move for Magna, as our customers continue to grow in the […]


Digital Transformation drives data centre modernisation in MENA

Data centre spend in the Middle East and North Africa will reach a record-high of nearly US$5 billion in 2019, industry experts have announced. This comes as organisations drive data centre modernisation as the foundation of their Digital Transformation. In 2019, the Middle East and North Africa’s data centre systems spend will grow by 2% […]


What to consider when looking to expand data centre growth in Africa

Africa is an exciting market for IT services right now. Thanks to the massive increase in rich-media content consumed by Africans and the global population, compounded by corporates continuing to migrate to the cloud, the continent is ripe with opportunity to establish new revenue streams through smart data offerings, with IT leaders drawing attention to […]


Z Services and McAfee to transform cloud-based security offering

Z Services, an innovative cloud-based cybersecurity solutions provider in the MENA region and McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, will bring the first in-country cloud security solution to organisations across the Middle East and North Africa. The solution, powered by McAfee’s MVISION Cloud, will be available through Z Services’ in-country multi-tenant cloud security infrastructure. With the […]


When is Africa likely to experience the benefits of Smart Cities?

According to a UN report, around 2.2 billion people could be added to the global population by 2050, with more than half of that growth occurring in Africa. There is increasing pressure on the continent to provide sustainability, efficient mobility and health and safety and technology has a big role to play. There has been […]


Morocco competing to be the renewable energy leader in Africa

Only 10 years ago, more than half of Morocco’s electricity supply was provided by coal. However, as forecasts indicate that energy requirements in the North African country will constantly rise until 2050, a new law was passed encouraging citizens to look for ways to diversify the energy supply, including more renewable resources. Now, Morocco is […]


Nokia powers optical service on Telecom Egypt’s Delta Backbone Network

Telecom Egypt has adopted Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine (PSE) technology to double backbone capacity on its Delta Region DWDM backbone network. Commercial deployment of the new high-speed service started in June and represents the first 200G long distance, single carrier transmission service in Africa. With growth in demand for mobile video and ultra-broadband services, Telecom […]


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