Latest in Tag: Technology Highlight

Latest in Tag: Technology


Internet companies link price reduction to TE solving infrastructure issues

Following Telecom Egypt’s (TE) decision to replace the copper Internet cables with high speed fibre optic cables, competing companies have been losing internet services, forcing customers to switch to TE Data, as it is the only company providing services in the meantime. “We cannot discuss enhancing prices and Internet speed service, while Internet providers lose …

Daily News Egypt

Broadband: A hidden treasure that could make every Egyptian $3,140 richer

By Bjørn Lomborg Where should the global community focus its attention over the next fifteen years? Health, nutrition and education may seem like obvious top priorities but, more surprisingly, there is also a strong case for broadband access to be considered. Tripling mobile internet access from 21% to 60% in developing countries over the next …

Daily News Egypt

Ministry of Communications to launch 2 new IT projects

By Mohamed Alaa El-Din The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology offered a tender to supply devices for the electronic document-archiving system for the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC). According to the ministry, the financial and technical bids will be viewed on 22 March. The ministry also offered a tender to supply the devices …

Daily News Egypt

Microsoft plans acquisition of Israeli company developing touch services

By Sally Saad US technology company Microsoft will purchase Israeli company N-trig, specialised in fast-response touch techniques and digital pens, with a total cost of $200m. The 190 company’s employees will be moved to Microsoft to be part of a research centre developing the touch technology and digital pens, according to Israeli newspapers Yedioth and …

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Invest in better energy technology to fight climate change

By Dr. Bjørn Lomborg Climate change has certainly received immense exposure among the most eminent issues of the 21st century so far. The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon argues that it is “an existential challenge for the whole human race”. On the other hand, when over seven million people were asked by the UN what …

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EGP 4.5bn total sales of dual-SIM smart phones in 10 months

By Mohamed Alaa El Din The smart phone market in Egypt witnessed a retreat in the sales of dual-SIM smart phones at the end of October to reach 70.9% of the total market sales compared to 75% last August. According to a report by GFK, the total sales of dual-SIM smart phones reached 463,400 devices …

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ICT market generally growing in Egypt: Intel’s META business director

By Mohamed Alaa and Sara Aggour With the government constantly announcing new plans to develop its information and communications technology sector, Daily News Egypt sat down with Intel’s regional business director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), Frederico Carvalho, to discuss potential opportunities in the market, the future of tablets, and big data …

Sara Aggour