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Countries with fastest growing e-commerce sales

eMarketer published a list of the countries projected to achieve the fastest growing sales via e-commerce this year and the coming two years. The list is comprised of 15 countries. According to the report, India topped the list of countries expected to achieve strong growth in the e-commerce market. The report predicted India will mark …

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Desktops dominate Egypt’s personal computing device market in February

Desktops’ share of the personal computing devices market in Egypt increased to 55% in February from 54.5% in January. The statistics come from web analytics company StatCounter, which pointed out that desktops surpassed mobile phones and tablets’ market share. According to StatCounter, mobile phones accounted for 42.2% of personal computing device sales in February, compared …

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Market share of Android OS versions in Egypt

Android-powered devices have the largest market share of smartphones globally, and there are about seven versions of the operating system (OS), of which the latest is Oreo, the eight major version of Android. We will review the market shares of Android OS versions in Egypt during February, according to StatCounter. Marshmallow (6.0) had the largest …

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Samsung leads global smartphone sales, Chinese manufacturers fuel competition

Samsung continued to lead the world smartphone market in February, supported by a slight growth in its market share, while Chinese smartphone manufacturers engaged in a fierce competition over the following ranks. According to statistics from web analytics company StatCounter, Samsung’s global market share grew by 0.1%. According to those statistics, Samsung had a market …

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Changes in the smartphone market in February 2018

The market for personal computing devices is constantly changing, especially the smartphone sector, due to competition between various manufacturers, especially in China. At the global level, Chinese companies dominate the list of the largest smartphone makers, coming in third after Samsung and Apple. Huawei leads the growth in sales and market share of Chinese companies. …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Vodafone tops list of telecom companies in Egypt in 2017 revenue growth 

Vodafone Egypt topped the list of telecommunications companies with the fastest growing revenues in 2017. According to sources in the communications sector, the Vodafone Egypt’s revenue growth reached 19%, while Etisalat came second with 18%, followed by Orange with 6%. Vodafone Egypt topped the list of most profitable telecom companies, with a profit growth rate …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Etisalat Egypt continues to lose customers to competitors

Etisalat Egypt continued to lose more of its customers in similar fashion to recent months. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) report, showing data from December, showed that the company has lost nearly 500,000 clients to other competitors. According to the report, the number of Etisalat Egypt’s customers declined from 23.1 million in …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Specifications Egyptians seek in smartphones

The Egyptian market sees the sale of some 18m mobile devices every year, most of which are smartphones, according to recent reports from GfK market research. In this article, Daily News Egypt reviews the specifications preferred by Egyptians in smartphones, according to the results of research conducted by Jumia in 2017. Jumia market research showed …

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Sico’s Nile X sales soar to 50,000 devices

The Egyptian Company for Silicon Industries (Sico Egypt) managed to sell 50,000 units of its new Nile X phone. According to the CEO of the company, Mohamed Salem, the company is targeting sales of 1.3m units before the end of the year. Salem sees the volume of sales achieved by Nile X as good considering …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Jumia aims to sell 80,000 mobiles during its ‘Mobile Week’

Jumia aims to increase its sales of mobile phones to 80,000 devices during its “Mobile Week” discounts, up from 30,000 during last year’s week, according to Karim Ahmed, the company’s e-marketing director. Ahmed said the company expects 10m website visits during the week, where it is offering discounts in partnership with Samsung, Xiaomi, Sico, and …

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Timeline of Samsung innovations in mobile cameras

Samsung released an infographic chart showing a timeline of development of smartphone cameras. Daily News Egypt reviews the timeline spanning 18 years of Samsung innovation. Samsung’s first camera phone, model SCH-V200 was released in South Korea in 2000. The phone allowed people to take up to 20 photos, equipped with a 0.35 MP camera. Two …

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TE ranks among largest 300 communication brands globally

Brand Finance has ranked Telecom Egypt (TE) among the world’s largest 300 companies in the field of IT and communication in terms of market value. TE ranked 201st globally, falling from last year’s 152nd spot. Meanwhile, US-based AT&T topped the most valuable communication companies in the world, with a market value of $82.4m, followed by …

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Women report more unwanted calls than men: Truecaller

Celebrating International Women’s Day, Truecaller released a report on receiving unwanted calls and reporting them based on gender. The results of the report showed that women around the world block 19% more unwanted calls than men. In Egypt, women receive unwanted calls 30% more than women in other regions. Egyptian women are 26% more likely …

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Fawry POS reached 75,000 by end of 2017

Fawry electronic payment service has increased its points of sale (POS) to reach 75,000 at the end of December 2017. A source at the company said that the size of transactions made through Fawry POS reached EGP 25bn at the end of 2017. The official added that the company provided services to more than 20 …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Samsung Galaxy S9 launch date in Egypt

Samsung announced its new flagship phones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, at the end of February during the Mobile World Congress, which was held in Barcelona and concluded two days ago. The company set the fourth week of this month as the date for officially launching the smartphones in Egypt, according to a company …

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CIT Chamber plans to qualify companies to trade on EGX

The Chamber of Information Technology and Communications (CIT) is currently cooperating with the Nile Stock Exchange to qualify Egyptian companies to trade on the Egyptian Exchange, said Tamer Mohamed, general manager of the chamber, which is part of the Federation of Egyptian Industries. He pointed out, during the “Watan Rakamy” (Digital Homeland) conference, which was …

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