Two new studies have provided fresh insights into the challenges faced by entrepreneurs across the MENA region.
News from Dubai on the growth and development of IT and telecoms in the Middle East.
The Middle East and North Africa had only 19 million total mobile connections in 2002, but over the past decade the market has grown dramatically. Here's a snapshot of where the market's at today.
Ever wanted to build a 3D printer for hummus or a mask that makes you sound like Bane? Here's the event where participants have done just that.
Google is turning to locals to help build out Street View imagery as it takes its mapping services to pastures new.
You might already know that the area around the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey presents a diverse tech picture, but who's leading the mobile and internet pack - and who's trailing - may yet surprise you.
Nokia handsets continues to dominate the UAE mobile market and a new study shows that households in Qatar have access to more technology than in most other countries.
New rankings have put a spotlight on where tech is faring best in the Middle East and North Africa — and where an extra helping hand is needed.
The country with the most fibre to the home connections is one you might not expect — thanks to a building boom, an online services push, and high population density.
Middle East, Africa's mobile giants take first steps on sharing networks to cut costs, boost rural coverage
The region's biggest mobile operators – including Orange, Vodafone and Zain – are forging a new alliance that should help tackle the problem of rural connectivity, as well as swell their own markets.
From its hunger for mobile data and IPv6 to where it comes in the speed league table, here's the latest on mobile across the large and varied region.
In a region where internet access can cost 40 percent of a month's wages if it's available at all, there's much to be done before the benefits of broadband will be felt equally across the Middle East and North Africa.
As events in the region bring demographic changes, IT chiefs are turning to big data tech to help get more insight from the information they have.
Qatar has laid out an ambitious plan for the country's broadband market. From greater competition to 1Gbps for schools to fibre for the World Cup stadiums, Qatari broadband will be getting a makeover in the next few years.
This week saw the first residents join the Greek Campus as the Egyptian capital seeks to build the heart of a new IT ecosystem.
A plan to blanket Dubai with wi-fi and introduce smart systems to underpin education, healthcare and other public services is getting underway.
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