WebDialn@ Study Of Algerian Internet Users Results

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

A new study entitled WebDialn@ (meaning ‘our web’ in the Arab Algerian accent) by Med&Com and Ideatic that polled about 6,000 Algerian internet users on ADSL, mobile internet, online advertising and e-commerce, estimates that 4.5 million people (12.8% of the Algerian population) use the internet, and that they heavily rely on it for news, research and activities [...]

MENA Twitter Habits Survey Results Released By Spot On PR

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

A survey of Twitter users has shown the microblogging social media platform not only continues to attract new users throughout the Middle East and North Africa but is also starting to affect the way that brands are perceived. According to the Middle East & North Africa Twitter Demographics & User Habits Survey, published by Spot [...]

The Internet Captures Eyeballs Away From TV In Egypt

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

A new Arab Advisors’ survey of Internet users in Egypt revealed that the peak time for browsing the Internet for entertainment and personal issues is after 9 PM which coincides with the peak time for TV viewing, confirming that Internet -especially broadband- has become a major competitor for TV amongst Internet users in Egypt This [...]

Growing Internet Usage In The Middle East & North Africa

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Access to the Internet has been expanding dramatically in the Middle East and North Africa over the past years. A new study by Euromonitor International provides some interesting general key indicators, as well as some indicators on the effect of this growth on the business environment, government and future prospects. The following is a selection [...]

Total Country Connectivity Measure For The Arab World

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

The annual results of Arab Advisors Group’s Total Country Connectivity Measure (TCCM) reveal substantial –mostly cellular service driven- improvements in overall scores. The Arab broadband Internet markets also registered very positive growth. The United Arab Emirates is the most connected country in the Arab World according to the Arab Advisors Group’s annual report; Bahrain and [...]

Middle East Online Ad Spend Set To Grow By Up To 35% In 2009

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Regional spending on online advertising is expected to grow by 25-35 percent as a result of the downturn, as we witness a greater shift from print to online advertising.

Report: Private Equity in the MENA Region (October 2008)

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

According to a report by Kuwait-based Global Investment House, titled “Private Equity in the MENA Region”, the spending power of the region’s growing middle class is influencing a shift in investment focus away from oil & gas to service-based and consumer-oriented businesses. During the period from 2007 till H1-2008, investments made were highest in the [...]

UAE Second Most Socially Networked Country In The World

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

A recent worldwide survey by market intelligence firm, Synovate, revealed that 58% of people don’t know what social networking is, plus over one third of social networkers are losing interest. Over 13,000 people between the ages of 18 and 65 in seventeen markets around the world took part in the survey. Across these 17 markets surveyed, 42% of [...]

Bahrain’s Mobile Penetration Rate Rises To 138%

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Bahrain’s mobile penetration rate has the potential to reach 164 per cent by 2012, a penetration rate, which is already being reached in some European countries and in other parts of the Middle East. By the end of 2007, the number of mobile subscribers in Bahrain had increased to 1.116 million, translating to a penetration [...]

Jordan’s Internet Penetration Rate Grows To 21%

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

According to official numbers released by the Jordanian Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, the number of internet users in the kingdom reached 1.2 millions users at the end of the first half of 2008, which represents a penetration rate of more than 20.5% of the Jordanian population which currently stands at around 6 million. The numbers show [...]

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