Posts Tagged ‘Oman’


Screenshot Google has launched today Google Maps domains enabling local search within a country in Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Oman, and Saudi Arabia. The Interface of these local maps is available English and Arabic as well French in some countries. Google navigation comes enabled with new Google Maps domains. Go...
Screenshot   Arab Advisors new online survey of Oman's Internet users revealed that 40.2% of adult Internet users in Oman have used e-commerce. The Arab Advisors Group estimates the number of Oman Internet users who use e-commerce to be more than 158,000 which is around 5.62% of the total population in Oman, spending US$ 236 million in e-commerce transac...
Screenshot I had few questions for H20 New Media in light with their first funding round, Steve Vaile - Founder & CEO of H20 New Media answered me, then I followed with some more via email. So I thought to put them all here. Many thanks to Steve for answering them. AC: who is your competition in the region in each of your product and service? We ...
Screenshot   A new report from Arab Advisors Group analyzes the cellular tariffs for 46 cellular operators in 19 Arab countries. Operators in Lebanon have the highest average cost of prepaid cellular minutes in the Arab World while those in Morocco have the highest average cost of postpaid cellular minutes. Egypt and Yemen offer the lowest average cellula...
Screenshot UPDATE:  3 Q&A with STEVEN VAILE, CEO of H2O New Media, bellow. UPDATE 2: full interview here. H2O New Media , the technology company focused on white label Social Media applications in Dubai, UAE has confirmed its first round of funding from Equinox International. An undisclosed yet “significant investment” has been sanctioned ...
Screenshot Arab Advisors Group has analyzed recently the ADSL rates in nineteen Arab countries. Iraq and Mauritania have the highest ADSL fees, while Egypt and Algeria have the lowest fees. When rates are analyzed in relation to GDP per capita in each country, the GCC countries and Libya lead the pack. ADSL remains the prevailing Internet broadband technol...
Screenshot TweetSMS has been launched today after around a week of internal testing, the launch was scheduled yesterday, but apparently they had some hiccups which lead to delaying the launch to today. As reported by ArabCrunch last week, TweetSMS enables Twitter’s users who no longer can get SMS notifications from Twitter in countries outside USA, C...
Screenshot Press Release from  ArabAdvisor Group. A new Arab Advisors Group analysis of 19 Arab countries reveals that 3G cellular networks are available in 12 countries. The most common 3G services offered by the 3G operators are Mobile Internet, followed by video calling and mobile TV. Twelve countries in the Arab World have commercial 3G services. ...
Screenshot According to a recent research by ArabAdvisors Group, fixed broadband penetration as a percent of total population in the Arab World remains low -compared to World standards-. My take is: these numbers will change as many WIMAX deployments are launched or being launched in the MENA region, and other government initiatives in countries such as Jo...
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