Internet users in the Kingdom will witness fewer disruptions and are likely to pay less for the service, thanks to a regional multi-pass fibre optic network to be launched on July 1.
Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), will be showcasing Egypt’s global outsourcing capabilities and offerings at the 4th Annual Shared Services Exchange from June 6-8, 2010 in Austin, Texas.
The Telecommunication sector contributed 4.9 per cent to the UAE’s GDP in 2009, according to the first Annual Market Review released by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).
King Abdullah II Fund for Development KAFD in Jordan would launch an ICT fund in two months to seed start-ups in the country. Called Oasis 500, the fund aims to provide an initial capital of between $50,000 and $100,000 to 500 startups.
The CCI annual report for 2009 is now available to download as a PDF.
Oman has taken a key step forward in its drive to promote free software by signing collaboration agreements with three leading higher education institutions in the country.
Dubai Information technology spending in the UAE is expected to witness a 9.1 per cent growth this year to $15.91 billion (Dh58.39 billion) compared to last year’s $14.54 billion as focus shifts to broader IT services, said a top industry expert.
The UAE leads the Middle East in terms of average broadband speed and penetration, according to Akamai Technologies’ recently released ‘The State of the Internet (Q3-2009)’ report.
Ingres Corporation, the leading open source database management company and pioneer of the New Economics of IT, and the Government of Jordan announced today that they have joined forces to establish the first ever agreement between an international company and a government to promote and drive open source adoption.
Half of the banking sector worldwide will still lack a formal IT budget and innovation programme by 2013 restricting future growth potential.