• 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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Since launching commercial 4G LTE licences in late 2017, the country’s four mobile operators – Orange Egypt, Vodafone Egypt, Etisalat Misr and Telecom Egypt’s WE – have rolled out LTE services in most urban areas. They are quickly bringing the country on par with global standards through innovative partnerships and network infrastructure...

 

Egypt is banking on a number of key advantages to become a regional and global centre for tech start-ups. The country benefits from a young, increasingly urbanised and tech-minded population, and around 250,000 engineering and tech graduates enter the job market every year. The costs of establishing and registering a business in cities like...

Chapter | ICT from The Report: Egypt 2019

With the government prioritising economic diversifi¬cation, Egypt’s digital transformation continued apace in 2018. Although the country’s mobile market appears to have already reached saturation in terms of subscribers, exponential increases in data use on the back of the 4G rollout, as well as the prospect of a sizeable fixed-line network expansion, are expected to continue to drive revenue...

As Egypt is the most-populous Arab nation and third-most populous in Africa, population pressure is driving the nation’s economic agenda, with an estimated 3.5m young Egyptians entering the labour force by 2023. Recent years have seen an array of public initiatives aimed at encouraging private sector activity, but these remain hampered by a challenging economic backdrop and structural hurdles.

Le Maroc cherche à attirer davantage d’investissements et à accroître la compétitivité de son secteur des télécommunications suite à l’adoption d’une nouvelle loi visant à améliorer la transparence et à renforcer les pouvoirs de l’instance de régulation du secteur.

 

Indonesia’s start-ups have generated great excitement among international media and investors in recent years. The archipelago is home to four of South-east Asia’s seven unicorns, or start-ups valued at over $1bn, and the country’s top-10 start-ups raised $2bn in 2018. “Indonesia’s start-up ecosystem is becoming a reference point for other...