Category: Technology

Tunisia Alleged Transit Route for Bribes in Helicopter Scandal

Tunisia Alleged Transit Route for Bribes in Helicopter Scandal

| 20 February 2013 | 0 Comments

Alleged kickbacks made by helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland to secure a €560 million defense deal with India’s government in March 2010 were filtered partly through Tunisia, according to Italian media citing investigative documents. Two Switzerland-based intermediaries – Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa – are suspected of effectuating bribe payments through phony contracts between Tunisia-registered companies to [...]

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Prime Minister Jebali Pays Visit to High-Tech Center

Prime Minister Jebali Pays Visit to High-Tech Center

| 22 July 2012 | 0 Comments

Tunisia’s technological sector received a visit from interim Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali yesterday, according to TAP. Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali visited the Telnet Group in les Berges du Lac along with the minister of education, the minister of information and communication technology, and the economic adviser to the prime minister. Jebali stated that the purpose [...]

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Libyan-Tunisian Cooperation in Communications Sector Agreement Reached

Libyan-Tunisian Cooperation in Communications Sector Agreement Reached

| 20 July 2012 | 0 Comments

A bilateral agreement of cooperation between Tunisia and Libya in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) will be concluded today, July 20. The agreement was announced by Libyan Minister of Communications Anoir Abou Baker Alfitouri after his meeting with Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali yesterday. Libya is facing major challenges in developing the [...]

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Bill Gates Invited to Attend Forum on Business and Technology in Tunisia

Bill Gates Invited to Attend Forum on Business and Technology in Tunisia

| 25 June 2012 | 0 Comments

The Kram Exhibition Park will be hosting the Forum of Business and Technology, also known as CAT 2012, from November 28 to 30. This summit is organized by the Agency for Promotion of Industry (API) and is expected to attract 15,000 professional visitors, 1,000 foreign businessmen, and 500 exhibitors that include 300 Tunisian industrial companies. The [...]

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Tunisie Telecom’s Monopoly Over Internet Infrastructure Blamed for High Bandwidth Costs

Tunisie Telecom’s Monopoly Over Internet Infrastructure Blamed for High Bandwidth Costs

| 20 June 2012 | 0 Comments

The World Bank held a roundtable discussion today in the headquarters of the African Bank for Development (AfBD), during which IT experts and government officials emphasized Tunisia’s potential to become more of a leader in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Recent years have witnessed unprecedented change in Tunisia’s telecommunication sector. From 2005 [...]

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Calls for Private Security Leads to First E-Security Fair on June 13-16

Calls for Private Security Leads to First E-Security Fair on June 13-16

| 10 June 2012 | 0 Comments

An international fair showcasing electronic security tools will be held on June 13-16 at the El Kram Exhibition Center. The Security Expo North Africa 2012 will feature new products from global security companies that will be presented to businesses and citizens with security needs, All Africa has reported. The event is organized by the CTF Expo [...]

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Phone Apps Take Center Stage at AIESEC’s Mobing Week in Tunis

Phone Apps Take Center Stage at AIESEC’s Mobing Week in Tunis

| 12 May 2012 | 0 Comments

As one of the most rapidly growing technologies in recent years, mobile applications are creating a buzz around the world with global sales set to reach more than $20 million in 2013. In Tunisia, students are well aware of the importance of this field and are bringing together the country’s community of mobile developers during [...]

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Tunisiana’s Financial Terms for 3G and Landline Licence Rejected

Tunisiana’s Financial Terms for 3G and Landline Licence Rejected

| 21 April 2012 | 0 Comments

Yesterday morning, Minister of Information and Communication Technologies Mongi Marzouk rejected Tunisiana’s bid to acquire the 3rd 3G and landline license. The announcement was made during a public session over the financial offer. Tunisiana offered to purchase the landline license for 36 million dinars and the 3G license for 125 million dinars. The Ministry of Information [...]

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Tunisiana Wins Tender for 3G and Fixed Telecommunications License

Tunisiana Wins Tender for 3G and Fixed Telecommunications License

| 27 March 2012 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, the Tunisian telephone company Tunisiana won a bid organized by the Tunisian Ministry of Communication Technologies for a new telecommunications license. With over 6 million subscribers, Tunisiana is the national leader in mobile telephony with 65% of the local market. Until now, however, it has not had a license to provide fixed telecommunications (landlines) [...]

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Google Celebrates Tunisian Independence Day With Tunisian Flag Doodle

Google Celebrates Tunisian Independence Day With Tunisian Flag Doodle

| 20 March 2012 | 0 Comments

Tunisians woke up this morning to the Google logo transformed into the Tunisian flag, honoring Tunisian Independence Day. A click on the changed Google logo or “Doodle” leads to a Google Search of “Istiklal Tunis” or Tunisian Independence in Arabic. The last Tunisian themed Doodle was designed for the October 23rd Constituent Assembly elections to remind [...]

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