Middle East Has World’s Second Fastest Internet Traffic Growth

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

The Middle East claims the second fastest internet traffic growth in the world, with a growth rate of 97% a year since 2005.

Tunisia Internet Users And E-Commerce Survey Report 2008

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

A new Arab Advisors Group major survey of Internet users in Tunisia revealed that 36.4% of Internet users in Tunisia use e-commerce. Based on the survey results, the Arab Advisors Group estimates that Tunisia’s Internet users spent US$ 132.7 million during the past 12 months in e-commerce transactions. The survey report, ‘Tunisia Internet users and [...]

Madar Research Reports Growth In Online Advertising Spend

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Madar Research reports that online advertising spend in the GCC-Levant region registered a growth twice the global rate in 2007. Travel/Hospitality and Real Estate sectors emerged as top online advertising spenders in the region during the past year with a combined outlay comprising nearly half (45%) of the total online spend. As in previous years, [...]

IDSC Releases New Report About Egyptian Blogs

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

The Egyptian Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), the research arm of the Egyptian government, just released a report titled ‘Egyptian Blogs: New social space‘, detailing the status of Egyptian and Arabic blogs in general, their importance and content. Among the report’s findings are the following: The Arabic language doesn’t come up in the [...]

Middle East & Africa Mobile Revenues To Hit $107 Billion By 2013

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Operator-billed service revenues across the Africa & Middle East region are expected to rise to more than $107 billion in 2013, according to a new report from Juniper Research. The report found that growth would be driven by mobile data services, fueled by the greater availability and wider variety of rich-media content coupled with lower [...]

Almost One Million Egyptians Have Broadband Internet Access

Monday, April 28th, 2008

In a new survey of connectivity among Egyptian urban households, titled ‘Egypt Households Telecoms and Media Survey Report 2008‘, in which the Arab Advisors Group sampled 700 households in urban areas of the country, the results show almost a million Egyptian households have access to broadband connections. According to official figures from the Ministry of [...]

Arab Online Ad Spending To Grow To $142 Million By 2011

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

According to a recent study by Madar Research, online ad spending in the Arab region is expected to grow to $142 million by the end of 2011. Madar looked at the Arab regions of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Levant countries bordering the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, leaving out the Arab countries in [...]

B2C E-commerce Study In Four Arab Countries

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

A recent analysis by the Arab Advisors Group of e-commerce expenditure in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Lebanon was released recently after studies based on major online and face to face surveys conducted by Arab Advisors Group during 2007. Total number of e-commerce users in these four countries exceeded 5.1 million people in 2007. [...]

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