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Competition Authority studying complaint filed from Careem, Ousta against Uber

The Egyptian Competition Authority announced on Wednesday that it is currently studying a complaint filed by Careem and Ousta against Uber regarding the latter’s practices aimed at excluding competitors in the market. The authority mentioned in the press statement that the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore has prevented a merger between Uber and Grab, …

Daily News Egypt

Huawei develops camera system of mid-range phones

Over the past years, Huawei has been developing the camera system in all categories of smartphones it designs, with the medium phone segment taking a big part of this development. The development is seen in the latest Huawei phones, the Nova 3 series, which is the first mid-range phone with front facing camera that is …

Daily News Egypt

Huawei plans to be best manufacturer of smartphones in 2019

Huawei is strong this year with a record market share in China in the second quarter of 2018, according to various analysts. All of this comes amid the decline of the Chinese market, which is impressive. Huawei adjusts its target. Initially, the company was aiming to ship about 180m units this year, but with 95m …

Daily News Egypt

Huawei most shipped company for smartphones with notch

A number of recent statistical reports have revealed that Huawei overtook Apple to become the world’s second-largest smartphone maker, despite its poor presence in the United States. However, the Chinese company has another achievement that it can be proud of—it seems that the company sells smartphones more than anyone else. This has appeared through data …

Daily News Egypt

24% growth in Huawei’s market share of smartphone sales in Egypt

Huawei surpassed Apple in the smartphone market in the second quarter of 2018, making it the world’s second largest smartphone maker for the first time. Huawei accounted for 15.8% of the global market, compared with Apple’s 12.1%. Huawei’s global position in smartphone sales is a turning point, with 54.2m units of its smartphones being shipped …

Daily News Egypt

Smartphone sales map changes in 2018

Since the end of last year, the map of market share of smartphone sales has been changing little by little, especially with Huawei’s launch of Mate 10 Series, as well as the P20, which was launched early this year. Huawei has launched a wide range of smartphones to suit the various uses and different segments …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

NTRA contributes to Silicon Waha’s capital by EGP 600m

The Egyptian Cabinet approved the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s (MCIT) request to allow the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) to contribute EGP 600m to Silicon Waha’s capital. Silicon Waha was launched as an Egyptian stock company with a capital of EGP 1.3bn, in accordance with law No 159 of 1981 and its executive …

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2% decline in mobile subscribers in Q1 2018

The number of mobile subscribers decreased during the first quarter (Q1) of this year by 2.1% year-over-year. According to a report by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, the number of mobile users fell from 100 million last year to 99.1 million in Q1 this year. According to the report, the penetration of mobiles …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Orange’s losses fall to EGP 253m in H1 2018

Orange Telecom Egypt said in its unaudited financial results that its losses during the first half (H1) of this year fell by 77% to a net loss of EGP 253m, compared to EGP 1.1bn in the corresponding period last year. The company said in a disclosure to the Egyptian Exchange on Wednesday that its consolidated …

Daily News Egypt

Submarine cables are one of Telecom Egypt’s hubs

The submarine cables are a major source of revenues and profits for Telecom Egypt (TE). TE operates about 17 submarine cables, as well as acquiring Menacables from Orascom Telecom, Media, and Technology two months ago. The cable activity began in Egypt in 1901, when the first cable was laid to transfer telegraphs from Asia to …

Daily News Egypt

ADSL market gets 100,000 new clients in April

According to a report by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the number of internet customers has increased from 5.5 million in March 2018 to 5.6 million in April. The report explained that Telecom Egypt received 240,000 new landline subscribers in April, which brought the total number up from 7.2 million in March to …

Daily News Egypt

Six ways AI can assist your e-commerce business

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems have been developing quickly in the past period. One of the most prominent sectors that benefit from this development is e-commerce, specifically marketing. In fact, according to many e-marketing experts, the coming few years will see an integrated AI system replacing traditional marketing as we know it today. AI applications have …

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OPPO is in breach of contracts with mobile phone dealers: El-Mahdy

A new crisis has erupted between mobile phone dealers and Chinese company OPPO due to the company’s going back on its contracts with dealers. Traders said that the company refuses to continue the contracts concluded with traders and ignored its obligations, despite many of them realising the required target of sales. A number of traders …

Daily News Egypt

Samsung regains lead of Egypt’s tablet market, Apple degrades

Samsung recovered its lead of the local market of tablets in June after raising its market share to 43.01%, up from 39.2% in May, surpassing Apple. According to a StatCounter report, Apple’s market share in tablet sales fell to 38.14% in June, compared to 41.13% in May—a decline of 3%. Thus, competition is likely to …

Daily News Egypt

Vodafone is testing landlines with TE

Vodafone Egypt started testing landline services in cooperation with Telecom Egypt (TE), according to Ayman Essam, head of Vodafone Egypt’s foreign and legal affairs department. Essam told Daily News Egypt that the company has not made a decision about the introduction of landline services, but is still studying it, given that landline services are not …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din