Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Information Technology

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Information Technology

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2002

Jan. 11: As a result of constant government interference, Mustafa Terrab, the head of Agence Nationale de Reglementation des Telecommunications (ANTR), Morocco's telecoms regulator, resigned. He said that he "lost faith in ANTR's ability to function independently." [MEED, 1/18]

Jan. 17: It was reported in mid-January that, due to the descent in Egypt's textile industry exports, the Chamber of Software Industry would introduce information technology (IT) to develop the textile industry. If successful, IT would be applied to developing other industries. [AN, 1/17]

Jan 18: It was reported that the UK-based software company IntecTelecom Systems had signed a $1.5 million agreement to supply Telecom Egypt with billing systems for use on its fixed line, Internet, and wireless networks. This would enable Telecom Egypt to cut the cost of Internet use. [MEED, 1/18]

Feb. 3: The government of Oman gave the go-ahead for the partial privatization of Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel). Although the state would still retain 51%, the sector was to be fully privatized by 2003. …

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