Egypt’s first mobile-based charity auction raised EGP 26,000 for renowned heart surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub’s tie, which he donated to raise funds for the Aswan Heart Hospital that he founded to treat thousands of cardiac patients for free in the country.Read More
Driven by passion to create an impact, TA Telecom strives to advance the MEA region’s tech ecosystem in which we are proudly rooted.
Our efforts over the past year were crowned with awards, recognitions and accomplishments.Read More
Our charity arm and mobile donations platform MegaKheir raised more than EGP 25.3 million in 2015 compared to 20.2 million the year before, helping 29 charitable organizations in their fight against cancer, heart and liver disease, hunger and other vital causes.Read More
Turning tales of hardship into progress, passionate Africans innovatively use technology to improve life on the continent, fueling future human progress and development especially on the continent’s hard-hit rural areas where access to electricity, clean water and landlines is still a luxury.Read More
Handicapped by economic constraints, millions of unprivileged people in the developing world continue to be deprived of sufficient access to communication technology, creating strata of information haves and haves-not that widens the digital divide and knowledge gap in today’s tech-centered world.Read More
Africa’s mobile revolution continues to spur innovations and fuel economies, uplifting employment and exposing developing countries to a new realm of economic opportunities.
As the world celebrates this year’s Worker’s Day to commemorate trade unions and labour movements, the mobile industry in Africa is expanding to fulfill the continent’s growing needs for mobile solutions and create more opportunities for its workforce.Read More
Pessimism, frustration and suffering paint a gloomy image of Africa, depicting the mood of the continent’s more than 1 billion population. TA telecom’s Data Scientist Mahmoud Abdrabo conducted a sentiment analysis of 1.5 million tweets over a 20-day period in 50 countries, finding the African mood on Twitter mostly negative.Read More
Carrying heavy containers for miles to deliver water to their families, Sub-Saharan African women and girls spend an estimated 40 billion hours annually collecting water.
“Around 748 million people today still do not have access to an improved source of drinking water,” says the UN World Water Development Report released on March 20, two days ahead of World Water Day. The report also forecasts a 40 percent global water deficit by 2030.
With weight-related complications claiming the lives of around 3.4 million adults annually, demand is rising for thousands of mobile applications used daily to track calories, activity levels and vital health signs such as heartrate and blood pressure.Read More
More African women are taking the lead in the tech space, building meaningful innovations that impact the world around them while bridging the gender gap in a field that has been long dominated by men. TA telecom compiled a list of women tech pioneers that are changing the tech ecosystem on the continent:Read More
Exponential growth of data created a new buzz in recent years, coined "Big Data." Humans have produced more data in the last couple years more than any other time in the history of mankind – a volume that is expected to multiply in ways we can only imagine.Read More
Mobile phone subscribers are expected to surge by 1 billion over the next five years, going up from 3.6 to 4.6 billion by 2020, says a new GSMA report expecting the boom to significantly contribute to global GDP, public funding and jobs.Read More