• 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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The economic downturn resulting from lower global commodity prices and the completion of the PNG LNG project means the future of Papua New Guinea must be navigated with care. The country possesses plentiful natural resources, which, given effective management, could provide new revenue to spur diversification, as well as sustainable and equitable growth in all provinces.

 

Economic diversification efforts have been a boon to Egypt’s digital transformation. The government is aiming to develop the country into a telecoms and tech centre on both a regional and global scale, guided by its ICT 2030 Strategy. Efforts are being made to strengthen the regulatory framework, including by addressing cyberthreats, while the...

 

Drawing on its location between Europe, the Middle East and Africa; its youthful, educated, tech-savvy and multi-lingual population; and strong IT infrastructure, Egypt has become a destination for business process outsourcing (BPO). The budding segment has been supported by the government, which offers financial incentives to outsourcing...

 

How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected company digitalisation initiatives in Egypt?

 

As part of Egypt’s digital transformation, the country is working to digitalise government services and train Egyptian youth in technology and other specialisations to ensure the country has a qualified workforce to meet the shifting demands of employers. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has sought to create a...

 

The development of artificial intelligence (AI) – a term that was originally coined in 1955 to describe a nascent sub-discipline of computer science – is anticipated to reshape economies around the world over the coming decades. AI refers to a set of technologies and tools that allow users to make better decisions through algorithms, using...

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