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New Fibre-Optic Network to Link Middle East with Far East, Europe

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.

Egypt Strengthens Reputation as a Leading Outsourcing Destination

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.

UAE – Telecom Contributes 4.9pc to GDP

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).

Jordan to Launch ICT Fund for Start-Ups

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.

CCI 2009 Annual Report Now Available

The CCI annual report for 2009 is now available to download as a PDF.

Oman Seeks to Promote Free Software

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.

UAE’s IT Spending Expected to Rise 9.1% This Year

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.

UAE leads in Broadband Speed

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.

Government of Jordan Selects Ingres to Drive Open source Adoption Across The Country

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.

Banks Need IT Innovation for Growth

Half of the banking sector worldwide will still lack a formal IT budget and innovation programme by 2013 restricting future growth potential.

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