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Egypt’s internet users decline by 3.6m in January

The total number of internet users in Egypt declined in January by 3.6 million, reaching 37.8 million users compared to 41.4 million in December 2017. According to a report issued by the Ministry of Communications, the number of mobile internet users decreased from 32.8 million in December 2017 to 29.3 million in January 2018. The …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

La Reina raises $1m from Algebra Ventures, 500 Startups

La Reina, Egypt’s first online platform for rental couture, announced receiving $1m in a series A funding round, led by Egypt’s largest venture capital fund, Algebra Ventures, with participation from the global VC fund, 500 Startups. For her part, the co-founder of La Reina, Ghada El Tanawy, said that La Reina aims to grow its current …

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Communication minister discusses investment opportunities in IT sector

The Fifth Annual Conference of the General Division of Digital Economy and Technology will begin today under the title Tech Invest 2, in the presence of Yasser El-Kady, minister of communications and information technology. Khalil Hassan Khalil, a member of the board of directors of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) and head …

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Slight growth in ADSL users in January

The ADSL market acquired 129,500 new users in January this year, increasing its base from 5.1 million users in December 2017 to 5.32 million. In a different context, Telecom Egypt gained 7,500 new landline clients in January, increasing from 6.6 million in December 2017 to about 6.61 million in January 2018. The internet market added …

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Oppo reveals F7 specs ahead of launch

Oppo Electronics Corporation is set to launch its F7 smartphone in the Egyptian market within a few months. The F7 will feature a 25 MP camera on the front and a 16 MP camera on the back. The company said that the new phone will be able to snap better selfies via AI Beauty 2.0—a …

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Egyptians’ smartphone screen preferences

Specifications of smartphones vary based on their price segment. Each price segment has specifications different from the other, such as the screen size and accuracy, in addition to the processor, the RAM size, the camera, and even colours. The resolution of smartphone screens vary between 360×640 and 1366×768 pixels. A report issued by StatCounter shows …

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B2C e-commerce trade volume to reach $3bn by 2019/2020: AT Kearney

An AT Kearney report showed that by 2019/2020, predicted business process outsourcing (BPO), business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce activities, along with business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce trade, can add up to almost $3bn, realising a return at 2.35% of GDP. B2C e-commerce activities in Egypt were estimated to have reached $544m in 2015/2016. This forms approximately 0.4% of total …

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12.5% ICT sector contribution to GDP

The growth rate of the Information and Communications Technology sector in FY 2016/2017 is among the highest rates among macroeconomic sectors. The contribution of the ICT sector to GDP was high, at 12.5%, in FY 2016/2017, increasing from 8.3% in FY 2015/2016. The gross domestic product (GDP) of the ICT sector increased from EGP 57bn …

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Egypt’s smartphone brand market shares for March

Samsung’s dominance of the smartphone market continued in March, taking the largest share of. The company also increased its market share of sales by 4% month-over-month. According to StatCounter, Samsung’s market share of total mobile market sales in Egypt increased from 39% in February to 43% in March. Samsung continued to be at the forefront …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Africa is our top priority: Transsion Holdings vice chairperson

Andy Yan, vice chairperson of Transsion Holdings, the owner company of Tecno Mobile, said that the African market is his company’s top priority and is expected to be a launchpad for the rest of the world. “Nearly 10 years ago, we started injecting investments [in Africa], and we always look at the markets of middle …

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VoxEra offers new solution to high roaming charges

After a seven-day business trip, Amr Elgbaly, VoxEra founder and CEO, incurred over $500 of roaming charges. As necessity is the mother of invention, Elgbaly did not stop at paying his bill. Instead, he decided to exploit his seven years of experience in VoIP technologies to come up with a new technology. After some tests …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Tecno Mobile acquires 7% of mobile sales in Egypt

Tecno Mobile acquired a market share of about 7% in Egypt at the end of 2017, the company’s marketing department director, Mahmoud Taha, said. He expected that Tecno’s sales will witness growth in the next period, supported by the company’s new partnerships with Telecom Egypt and Orange Egypt. Tecno Mobile is a subsidiary of Transsion …

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How much do retailers make selling Oppo F5?

Oppo is one of the newest mobile phone companies in the Egyptian market. However, it seems that it has studied the market well and was able to understand its nature and ways of achieving sales and acquiring a market share of smartphone sales in Egypt. Over 80% of the sales in the Egyptian market are …

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Communications minister appoints Maha Rashad acting CEO of ITIDA

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser El-Kady issued a decree to appoint Maha Khalil Mohammad Rashad as the acting CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), succeeding Asmaa Hosni, whose term expired. Before this appointment, Rashad held the position of associate minister of CIT for marketing strategies, as well as the strategic …

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How much time do Egyptians spend consuming mass media?

Egypt ranked second among Arab countries in terms of the time spent by citizens consuming mass media, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, as Egyptians spend an average of 70 hours per week watching media. According to the report, Egyptians spend about 23 hours a week using the …

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Mobile apps acquisition costs

Smartphone users cannot dispense their phones, especially with the increase of smart applications that help us organise a lot of our daily activities, such as communication, social networking, home finance, and even home monitoring applications. But what is the cost of such applications? Not all apps are free, and in this report, we show you …

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