• ICT

    OBG’s coverage of the telecoms sector looks at market structure, regulatory framework, government goals, foreign participation and the roll-out of new technologies. Our ICT analysis reviews hardware and software markets, corporate spending, national bandwidth and government support.
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State investment in infrastructure and high consumer spending forecasts are set to drive growth in Indonesia’s ICT sector.

 

In October and November 2016, three of Egypt’s main mobile telecommunications operators – namely Vodafone Egypt, Etisalat Misr and Orange Egypt – signed 4G LTE licence agreements with the country’s telecoms regulator, the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA). This embrace of new, high-speed mobile technology by the nation’s...

 

To what extent have efforts to increase cashless transactions in Egypt been successful?

 

In mid-August 2016 the European Outsourcing Association (EOA) announced that Egypt had been shortlisted for Outsourcing Destination of the Year. The Arab Republic was one of only four countries to make the list, alongside Belarus, Fiji and Sri Lanka. For many local BPO firms currently operating in the country, Egypt’s status as a major centre...

 

The steady advance of ICT over the past decade has left Egypt’s tech industry in a strong position, despite the nation’s ongoing economic and political challenges. The country has seen a significant rise in internet penetration in recent years, as a result of growing usage among middle class Egyptians and the business community, rapidly...

 

As of the end of 2016, Egypt’s telecommunications sector was strongly positioned for future growth. With more than 95m mobile subscribers, many of whom are young, the nation’s three mobile telecoms providers – namely Vodafone Egypt, Etisalat Misr and Orange Egypt – are investing heavily in network expansion, quality of service improvements and...