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1 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva

2 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva What the technology provides with What the society needs Can Technology Deliver ? Yes, IF We Can Match:

3 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva Fixed Lines MobileTerminalsStorage WWW O/S DBsAPPLICATIONS Wireless

4 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva ACCESS E-Health E-Gov E-Culture E-Business E-Learning INFORMATION SOCIETY

5 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva

6 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva 4.7 million new lines since October million 8.5 million million Sept No. of subscribers No. of fixed lines

7 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva No. of subscribers, million The number of subscribers increased more than eight folds since October 1999

8 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva International internet traffic increased from 20 Mb/s to 900 Mb/s in 2 years No. of Internet Users Million

9 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva Providing dial-up internet access on every Operational phone-line country wide. A revenue-sharing model between Telecom-Egypt & the Internet Service Providers. $ 0.2/hr of internet usage at home of individual phone lines dialing up to the net.

10 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva 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.

11 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva Government subsidized internet cafés To date, there are 550 clubs to be doubled by year end. 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.

12 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva

13 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva A government portal that is citizen-centric. On-line Government Services. Information and Document Networking. More Automation of Internal Functions.

14 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva Basic Skills Development. Professional Development. The Smart Schools Initiative. High Tech / Business Universities.

15 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva Telemedicine Visual inspection and diagnosis by a distant specialist. Immediate electronic transfer of medical imagery, pathological biopsy and lab results. Smart Health records Preventive care. Family planning. Medical history.

16 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva Historical sites Natural protectorates Museums Manuscripts Using IT to preserve our rich cultural heritage and share it more readily with the rest of the world.

17 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva 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 SMEs.

18 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva

19 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva Transforming ARENTO into Telecom Egypt by law 19 for the year Establishment of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority by presidential decree number 101 for the year A new telecommunications law that promotes: Transparency in licensing. Phased deregulation of services. Establishment of a universal fund to accelerate tariff rebalance.

20 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva million L.E Source: The General Authority For Investment & Free Zones

21 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva Land at nominal prices ($1/m 2 ). World-class infrastructure to the door-step. Free zone status for export with annual charges 1% of value added for manufacturing projects and 1% of total revenue for service projects. Egyptian professionals trained according to investors requirements at government cost. Cash rebate for building costs for large investments. Special package for Technology Free Zones:

22 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva

23 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva 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 ( 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

24 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva Establishment of VC fund of 50 million L.E. Establishment of first incubator on 2500 m 2 fully equipped with required infrastructure. Provides technical, financial and administrative support for start-ups as well as small and medium IT enterprises.

25 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva 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.

26 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva Over 900 IT companies. State-of-the-Art Call Centers. High speed optical connections to all countries. Benefit from: IT Professionals certified by IBM, ICL, Oracle, Nortel, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Lucent and Cisco. At very cost-effective salaries

27 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva The objective is to create export oriented industries to compensate for the imports of telecommunications hardware. Companies Participating in the execution of the Telecommunications Master Plan commit to substantial investments in technology transfer activities. Five agreements were signed between MCIT & Ericsson, Alcatel, Siemens, Motorola and Nortel.

28 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva Establishing / expanding regional training centers to qualify next generation engineers. Foster co-operation with local companies to increase value added. (ex. Local switches & cables currently match international standards). Participating in setting research centers & contributing to public and private universities ( US, French, German & British universities). Establishing centers of competence to create awareness for new technologies (ex. IP and 3G).

29 © A. Nazif, October 2003 ITU World Telecom 2003, Geneva Egypt … The Cradle of Civilization is Quickly Becoming the Center for IT and Telecommunications in the Middle East and North Africa This presentation is available at &


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