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ICT Minister visits Borg Al-Arab Technology Park in Egypt

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) visited Borg Al-Arab Technology Park in Alexandria, Egypt, as part of his inspection tours to follow up on the regularity of work in the technology parks. Amr Talaat accompanied by National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) Acting Executive President, Mustafa Abdel-Wahed; Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) Acting […]


MENA data centre spend expected to reach record US$5 billion by 2020

As the Middle East accelerates its digital transformation and Smart Cities growth, regional data centre spend will reach a record-high of US$5 billion by 2020, industry experts announced ahead of GITEX Technology Week. Middle East and North Africa data centre spend is expected to reach a record high of US$ 5.1 billion by 2020, increasing […]


Airtel and Telecom Egypt announce partnership for submarine cabling

Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecom services provider, and Telecom Egypt, the country’s first integrated telecom operator, have announced a strategic partnership where Airtel will get IRUs (Indefeasible Right of Use) on Middle East North Africa Submarine Cable (MENA Cable) and TE North Cable Systems. In addition, Airtel will also take large capacities on a […]


Fak’ugesi African Digital Residency announces line-up of artists

The Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency, a creative residency to support young digital creatives and innovators, has announced its fifth and most expansive artist’s residency that takes place from today (August 8) until September 9. First established in 2014, the Residency this year includes artists from Cairo, New Delhi and Geneva, together with an artist from […]


Broadband experience set to be enhanced in Sudan

Nokia and Sudatel are to trial Nokia 4.5G Pro, 4.9G and 5G mobile technologies along with Nokia’s fixed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) portfolio to enhance the mobile and residential broadband experience in Sudan. The collaboration will focus initially on the capital city of Khartoum. Under its 2020 Strategy, Sudatel is focused on transforming its fixed access and […]


SMART Technologies appoints FVC as distributor in MENA

SMART Technologies Inc. has announced an agreement with FVC, a leading value-added-distributor (VAD) to distribute SMART’s market-leading collaboration solutions across the Middle East, North Africa and East and West African markets. The company, a solution leader in channel-centric technology, strives to appoint distribution partners with a broad reseller network, strong geographic reach and a portfolio fit. […]


Dubai Technology Partners and Quintiq announce partnership for MENA

Dubai Technology Partners LLC (DTP), the region’s leading business consultancy and systems integrator for the aviation industry, has announced that it is has signed a partnership agreement with Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company and global leader in supply chain planning and optimisation (SCP&O). Since 2004, DTP has acquired extensive knowledge and skills to cater to […]


Oracle spokesman on why Egypt is one of the company’s top markets

The journey to cloud isn’t a one-way path – each company’s journey is unique. Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, Senior Vice President (Technology), Middle East and Africa, Oracle, explains why Egypt is one of the company’s top markets. “At Oracle, we have built a completely integrated cloud platform that spans all layers of the cloud and […]


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