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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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Egypt Today


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


A country of 69 million people

  • 58% of the population under 25.

  • Ranking 17th worldwide in number of yearly graduates

    • 1,200,000 high school graduates last year.

    • 250,000 university graduates.

Egypt Today

History – Tourism

Land of civilization

  • Egypt’s long history and ancient civilization over thousands of years promoted the growth and the development of its remarkable identity and unique characteristics.

  • Thus Egypt has remained a preferred destination for tourists interested in its cultural heritage as well as its beach resorts.

Egypt Today


A remarkable recovery through

an extensive economic and

social reform program

  • An emerging market with a multitude

    of opportunities for investments.

  • A competent and cost-effective labor


Stock Exchange

Million L.E.

Egypt Today

Investment Climate

Egypt is witnessing its reincarnation into a modern, liberal & private sector led market driven economy.

Egypt Today

The Resources

  • The Infrastructure

    Investing $80 billion during twenty one years in infrastructure: electricity, airports, highways, new delta in Toshka, new industrial cities, communications & information technology…etc.

  • The Human Base

    Preparing young generations by investing in education, skills development and professional training.

High level Commitment

  • In September 1999, President Mubarak announced the launch of a national program for technology development.

  • In January 2000, the Cabinet approved a national plan for CIT and mandated the new Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to execute it.








Our Strategy

Steady Increase in Fixed Lines

11.3 million

No. of subscribers


8.7 million


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

  • Providing dial-up internet access on every Operational

    phone-line country wide.

  • A revenue-sharing model between Telecom-Egypt & the

    Internet Service Providers.

  • $ 0.15/hr of internet usage at home.

  • 940000 of individual phone lines dialing up to the net.

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

  • TE offers PCs to its subscribers through CR outlets.

  • Payment in monthly installments $15/$17/$20 models financed by the banking sector.

  • Bundling of ready made s/w applications.

  • 17 companies providing local assembly of PCs.

  • Market stimulation arises interest in local manufacturing.

IT Clubs

Government subsidized internet cafés

  • To date, there are 615 clubs.

  • Created in youth centers, public libraries, schools & NGOs.

  • Focusing on deprived and low income communities.

  • To-date, more than 100,000 citizens visit the clubs regularly.


  • A government portal that is citizen-centric.

  • On-line Government Services.

  • Information and Document Networking.

  • More Automation of Internal Functions.


  • Basic Skills Development.

  • Professional Development.

  • The Smart Schools Initiative.

  • High Tech / Business Universities.


  • Telemedicine

    • Visual inspection and diagnosis by a distant


    • Immediate electronic transfer of medical

      imagery, pathological biopsy and lab results.

  • Smart Health records

    • Preventive care.

    • Family planning.

    • Medical history.

  • Historical sites

    Natural protectorates




    Using IT to preserve our rich cultural heritage and share it more readily with the rest of the world.


    • E-legislation ( E-signature – Cyber crime – Taxation – Arbitration ).

    • A certificate authority and a public key system.

    • On-line banking and E-Payment.

    • Promoting IT in SME’s.


    • Transforming ARENTO into Telecom Egypt by law 19 for the year 1998.

    • Establishment of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority by presidential decree number 101 for the year 1998.

    • A new telecommunication law that promotes:

      • Transparency in licensing.

      • Phased deregulation of services.

      • Establishment of a universal fund to accelerate tariff rebalance.


    • An Intellectual Property Right Law 82 was passed in 2002 covering software industry.

    • A draft Law for E-signature establishing the legal status for the electronic signature and documents.

    • Establishment of IT Industry Development Organization .

    The Smart Village at the Pyramids

    • A high tech business park with “Smart” infrastructure, investor friendly services and investment incentives.

    • 300 acres (20 minutes from downtown Cairo, 10 minutes from the great pyramids).

    • 53 office plots (336 000 sq.m. of office space).

    • Business center

    • Conference center

    • Exhibition center

    • Press center

    • Recreational facilities

    • Health center

    • Hotel

    • Shopping and restaurants

    Developed and operated by private investors

    High-Tech Incubator Fund

    • Establishment of VC fund of 50 million L.E.

    • Establishment of first incubator on 2500 m2 fully equipped with required infrastructure.

    • Provides technical, financial and administrative support for start-ups as well as small and medium IT enterprises.

    Software Engineering Certification Center


    SECC aims at supporting the SW industry in Egypt and has established cooperation with SEI, SW Engineering Institute, in USA.

    • Capacity Building

      • Software Process Improvement Training Track.

      • Orientation workshops to Executives and Top Management.

      • SEI Courses to qualify Assessors.

    • Assessment

      SECC will support top level software companies in Egypt to be

      qualified for CMM assessment and accreditation.

    Large Increase in Investment in

    CIT Sector

    Source: The General Authority For Investment & Free Zones

    Steady Increase in No. of IT


    No. of IT Companies

    • Accumulative Data

    • Source: The General Authority For Investment & Free Zones

    Steady Increase in No. of IT

    Labor Force

    • Source: The General Authority For Investment & Free Zones

    Drop in Piracy Rate


    Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2002

    E-Business-Readiness Rating

    Source: Business Software Alliance


    Cooperation between government and private sector creating new initiatives that promote the development of CIT industry.

    International Alliances

    Training university students and professors on large scale database programming

    Establishing Cisco regional

    academies for professional development

    Establishing software development center servicing MEA region

    International Alliances

    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

    • Providing software tools for the academic sector and government at reduced prices.

    • New e-government initiative.

    Establishment of a regional mobile IP development and training center

    Frame agreements:

    ‘A Win-Win strategy’

    • The objective is to create export oriented industries to compensate for the imports of Technology

    • Companies Participating in the execution of the CIT Master Plan commit to substantial investments in technology transfer activities.

    • Investments focus on S/W development, technical Support, training and business process outsourcing.

    Patnership in S/W Development

    Benefit from:

    • Professional S/W engineers certified by IBM, ICL, Oracle,

      Nortel, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Lucent and Cisco

    • Over 300 S/W houses.

    • Largest media-city in MEA.

    • High speed optical connections to all countries.

    At very cost-effective salaries

    Contact centers business opportunities in egypt
    Contact Centers Business Opportunitiesin Egypt

    Why in Egypt?

    • Quality Focused.

    • Human Resources.

    • Telecommunications Infrastructure.

    • Geographic Location.

    • Government Incentives.

      “CAGR for contact centers outsourcing in MEA will grow by 24% over the next 4 years. (14% for EMEA)”*

      *Source: Datamonitor 2003

    Success Stories

    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

    Results of uk trade mission i february 2002
    Results of UK Trade Mission IFebruary 2002

    • Work together towards regional market

    • Provide support to UK and Egyptian IT projects

    • NBS strength in Systems design, project management , and quality assurance

    • Allied Soft in coding, localization and implementation

    Allied Soft & NBS Partnership

    Egyptian Businessmen Delegation

    • Prima Soft

    • Raya Call Center

    • Raya Software

    • RDI

    • SICC

    • Softlock

    • TEA Computers S.A

    • T. E Data

    • Xceed

    • Hiteknofal

    • Industrial Systems

    • IT Worx

    • Link dot Net

    • Meditech IT Solutions

    • Microtech

    • Mist

    • Net Wave

    • Nozha IT

    • Advanced Computer Technology (ACT)

    • Allied Consultants

    • Arabize

    • Arabia Inform

    • Barkotel

    • Cairo Software Services

    • Digital Systems

    • Egypt Soft Commerce

    • Global Geobits

    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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