Connected Devices in MENA Mobile

The Future of Connected Devices In Middle East And North Africa

There will be four billion connected devices by 2020 across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to a new forecast by Frost & Sullivan, a research company based in the United States. Such items include gadgets and home appliances with access to the internet and the ability to...
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Middle East And Africa Leads The Mobile Data Traffic Growth Globally

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) will post the world’s-fastest mobile data traffic growth rate from 2013-2018, according to a new Cisco study. The Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2013 to 2018 reports that mobile data traffic in the region will increase 14-fold...
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MENA Youth – Digital Attitude And Aspirations

An Ooredoo survey of digital attitudes & aspirations of over 10,500 young MENA youth across 17 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The research looks at the pivotal role that the evolution of digital technology and connectivity has in the lives of youth in this region. The results highlight...
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Two-Thirds Of The Developing World Will Be Internet Users by 2014​

According to the United Nations International Telecommunications Union report, globally, Internet users are expected to hit 3 billion by the end of 2014, which accounts for about 40 ​%​ of the world’s population. Among those users, over three quarters are from developed countries while two-thirds...
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The Automotive Industry Needs To Act – Digitally In The Middle East!

Seventy-five percent of UAE online consumers plan to buy a new or used car in the next two years, according to a new study by Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy. Auto demand in the MENA region will be strongest in UAE (75%), followed by Egypt...
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UAE Leads The Tablet Usage In The Middle East

According to a report by Ooredoo New Horizon Research, only 8% of the youth in the Middle East use tablet and 32% say they want to start using one. UAE leads the tablet usage in the Middle East @ 35% followed by Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar. Surprisingly Saudi Arabia is not there in this list.   Inforgraphic...
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Facebook Leads The Social Media Logins In Middle East And Africa

According to research by Gigya, Facebook is the most popular network for people using their social media profiles to log-in to websites, accounting for around 53% of social log-ins globally in the first quarter of 2014. G+ is the second most popular, accounting for 28 per cent, followed by Yahoo (13...
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Meet Jawabkom – Quora Of The Arab World is “the first of its kind in the Arab world that allows Arabic speaking users to get answers on serious queries from certified experts in a number of fields,” in light of its “database of information” provided by the site through answering users’ and visitors’ questions. The...
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MENA Digital Ad Spend To Hit $1BN

Spending on ads served to internet-connected devices including desktop and laptop computers, mobile phones and tablets will make up around one-quarter of total media ad spending around the world reaching $137.53 billion this year, according to eMarketer’s latest estimates of worldwide paid media...
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EMEA Search Advertising Trends – Q1 2014

Kenshoo Global released the Q1 2014 paid search advertising trends data in the form of an infographic focusing on the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region. The world around us is always in flux and benchmarks such as those can help paid search marketers better understand the world around them. Statistics The...
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Saudi Arabia : A Digital Roadmap Implementation

Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior, Saudi Arabia, launched 2 new e-services: the issuance of Saudi passports online and electronic authorization. The service should contribute to improving services provided to citizens and enable them to issue the Saudi passport electronically...
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Where Is e-Commerce Heading To In The Middle East?

The Middle East represents a rich but surprisingly under served region in the field of e-commerce. Whilst the share of connected population rises across the region, lack of sufficient tools for digital payment hinders faster growth in electronic retail purchases. According to a report by, B2C...
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