Egypt Today. Location. A regional hub Linking the Mediterranean, Europe, Asia and the Arab World. From North-to-South A gateway to Africa. From East-to-West A crossroad of shipping lines and optical fiber cables. Egypt Today. Population. A country of 69 million people
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A regional hub
Linking the Mediterranean, Europe, Asia and the Arab World.
A gateway to Africa.
A crossroad of shipping lines and optical fiber cables.
A country of 69 million people
History – Tourism
Land of civilization
A remarkable recovery through
an extensive economic and
social reform program
of opportunities for investments.
Average Annual Inflation
Egypt is witnessing its reincarnation into a modern, liberal & private sector led market driven economy.
Investing $80 billion during twenty one years in infrastructure: electricity, airports, highways, new delta in Toshka, new industrial cities, communications & information technology…etc.
Preparing young generations by investing in education, skills development and professional training.
Building the Egyptian Information Society
High level Commitment
Steady Increase in Fixed Lines
No. of subscribers
No. of fixed lines
4.9 million new lines since October 1999
A Boom in Mobile Phone Users
No. of subscribers, million
The number of subscribers increased more than eight folds since October 1999
The Free Internet Initiative
phone-line country wide.
Internet Service Providers.
Major Increase in the Number
of Internet Users
No. of Internet Users
International internet traffic increased from
20 Mb/s to 1144 Mb/s in 4 years
A PC for Every Home Initiative
Government subsidized internet cafés
imagery, pathological biopsy and lab results.
Using IT to preserve our rich cultural heritage and share it more readily with the rest of the world.
The CIT Industry
Smart Village at the Pyramids
The Smart Village at the Pyramids
Developed and operated by private investors
High-Tech Incubator Fund
Software Engineering Certification Center
SECC aims at supporting the SW industry in Egypt and has established cooperation with SEI, SW Engineering Institute, in USA.
SECC will support top level software companies in Egypt to be
qualified for CMM assessment and accreditation.
Large Increase in Investment in
Source: The General Authority For Investment & Free Zones
Steady Increase in No. of IT
No. of IT Companies
Steady Increase in No. of IT
Drop in Piracy Rate
Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2002
Source: Business Software Alliance
Cooperation between government and private sector creating new initiatives that promote the development of CIT industry.
Training university students and professors on large scale database programming
Establishing Cisco regional
academies for professional development
Establishing software development center servicing MEA region
Establishing in Egypt the Regional Network Support Center
Establishing in Egypt the Regional IP Support Center
Establishing in Egypt a regional manufacturing facility for telecom equipment in cooperation with local companies
International Alliances Cont’d
An ambitious training program to prepare world standard software development professionals
Establishment of a center of excellence for software engineering
Establishment of a regional mobile IP development and training center
‘A Win-Win strategy’
Patnership in S/W Development
Nortel, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Lucent and Cisco
At very cost-effective salaries
Why in Egypt?
“CAGR for contact centers outsourcing in MEA will grow by 24% over the next 4 years. (14% for EMEA)”*
*Source: Datamonitor 2003
As a result of successful G2B relations, high-level political support and a positive investment climate:
Foreign companies are creating win-2-win partnerships with Egyptian companies
Allied Soft & NBS Partnership
Egyptian Businessmen Delegation
Egypt … The Cradle of Civilization is
Quickly Becoming the Center for IT and
Telecommunications in the Middle East
and North Africa
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