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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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World’s 5 most valuable tech brands 

Telecommunications and information technology (IT) companies managed to take the top nine spots of the world’s 10 most valuable brands in 2018, according to Brand Finance, an independent business valuation consultancy. According to the Brand Finance report, Amazon topped the list of the highest value brands in the world after its valuation at $150.8bn, up …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Telecom Egypt total revenues increased 33%

Telecom Egypt (TE) announced its financial results for the year 2017, according to consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with Egyptian accounting standards. The company achieved unprecedented financial and operational performance, especially after the successful launch of its WE mobile network. The company’s total consolidated revenues for the fiscal year (FY) that ended on 31 …

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CIT minister to inaugurate $30m fibre optics plant

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser El-Kady is set to inaugurate a fibre optics factory in Badr city on Tuesday. The plant is owned by HitekNofal Solutions and the Chinese Hengtong Group with investments up to $15m. An informed source at HitekNofal Solutions said that the plant will be established on three stages, the …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Retailers threaten to sue MNOs over mobile lines selling ban

Egypt’s Communication and Mobile Syndicate (CMS) threatened to sue the three mobile network operators (MNOs)—Vodafone, Etisalat, and Orange—if they do not compensate mobile phone retailers after the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) banned sales of new mobile lines through distributors as of March. The syndicate has granted the three MNOs a grace period until 20 …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

New Nokia phones arrive in Egypt next April

Nokia has announced the launch of four new smartphones, adding them to its award-winning smartphone portfolio, including the Nokia 8 Series, Nokia 7 Plus, the new Nokia 6 and the Nokia 1 each phone is robust.   In addition to the launch of these new Android-enabled smartphones, Nokia will re-launch the legendary Nokia 8110 with …

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Pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S9 launch in Egypt

Samsung launched its new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ phones on 25 February during the 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. You can now book your mobile through B.Tech branches or on their official website for only a EGP 300 down payment to gain priority for receiving the latest Samsung phone. B.Tech is launching the …

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Communications minister discusses Egypt’s investment opportunities at 2018 Mobile World Congress 

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser El-Kady met with major information and communications technology (ICT) companies to discuss investment opportunities in Egypt on the sidelines of the 2018 Mobile World Congress (MWC), held in Barcelona from 26 February to 1 March. El-Kady met with Mats Granryd, director general of the GSMA, where they discussed …

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Egypt participates in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

An Egyptian delegation from the communication and information technology sector, headed by Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser El-Kady, will be participating in the Mobile World Congress, organised by the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA). It is being held in Barcelona, ​​Spain from 26 February to 1 March under the title “Creating …

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Russia, China and other countries back a move to place the Internet under the authority of the International Telecommunications Union. (AFP PHOTO)

53.5% internet user penetration in Egypt in 2019

A report issued by Statista expects the internet user penetration in Egypt to reach 53.5% of the population by 2019, up from 48% last year. According to the report, the ratio will reach 50.8% by the end of the year, while access to the internet reached 45.4% of total population in 2016 and 43.3% in …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Features of new 18: 9 screens

The majority of smartphone manufacturers have recently moved to the new dimensions of 18: 9 screens in their new phones. But what are the advantages of these dimensions and what are the consumer benefits from these new standards? Daily News Egypt outlines the most important features of the new standards for the dimensions of smartphone …

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