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14% growth in ICT sector in Q1 2018

Yasser El-Kady, minister of communications and information technology, said that the ICT sector achieved growth rates of 14%, year-over-year, at the end of the first quarter of this year. He added that the achieved growth was 9.5% for the communications sector and 4.5% for the information technology sector. He pointed out that last fiscal year, …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Communications sector succeeds in attracting investments over past period despite challenges: minister

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser El-Kady said that the Telecommunication Regulation Law contributed to attracting greater investments to Egypt in the sector. El-Kady added that the sector attracted about $1.1bn and EGP 10bn in investments to the sector via 4G licences for telecommunication companies, as well as investments in communication infrastructure and other …

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Communication minister discusses investment opportunities in IT sector

The Fifth Annual Conference of the General Division of Digital Economy and Technology will begin today under the title Tech Invest 2, in the presence of Yasser El-Kady, minister of communications and information technology. Khalil Hassan Khalil, a member of the board of directors of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) and head …

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Communications minister appoints Maha Rashad acting CEO of ITIDA

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser El-Kady issued a decree to appoint Maha Khalil Mohammad Rashad as the acting CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), succeeding Asmaa Hosni, whose term expired. Before this appointment, Rashad held the position of associate minister of CIT for marketing strategies, as well as the strategic …

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Communications minister kicks off The Future of Data Centres conference

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser El-Kady opened Tuesday the first session of the second round of The Future of Data Centres conference in Egypt, in the attendance of several experts in the sector. During the opening session, MCS Managing Director Amr Farouk said that data centres are a base for digital transformation and …

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CIT minister to inaugurate $30m fibre optics plant

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser El-Kady is set to inaugurate a fibre optics factory in Badr city on Tuesday. The plant is owned by HitekNofal Solutions and the Chinese Hengtong Group with investments up to $15m. An informed source at HitekNofal Solutions said that the plant will be established on three stages, the …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Communications minister discusses Egypt’s investment opportunities at 2018 Mobile World Congress 

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser El-Kady met with major information and communications technology (ICT) companies to discuss investment opportunities in Egypt on the sidelines of the 2018 Mobile World Congress (MWC), held in Barcelona from 26 February to 1 March. El-Kady met with Mats Granryd, director general of the GSMA, where they discussed …

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Minister of Communications discusses pumping investments in Egypt with officials of international companies

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser El Kady met with officials of international companies specialized in advanced technological solutions, artificial intelligence and IT services in the outsourcing system as part of the first day of GITEX Dubai 2017. M E Zaman, CEO of the 6G Digital Group, has been invited to discuss opportunities for …

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Al-Qadi looks into cooperation opportunities with Panasonic

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser Al-Qadi has met with leaders from Panasonic—specialised in providing technological solutions for factories—within the framework of expansions in the field of designing and manufacturing electronics in Egypt. During the discussion, the company stressed its desire to cooperate with local Egyptian and global companies working in the field of …

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Cairo ICT 2016 will succeed in marketing new investment opportunities: Communications and Information Technology Minister

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser ElKady counts on the 20th round of Cairo ICT 2016 to market investment opportunities in the telecommunications and information technology sector in order to attract more foreign investment, especially after his success in launching 4G licences and the completion of the first phase of two technological parks in …

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ITIDA to sign expertise exchange agreement with Emirates Identity Authority

By Mohamed Alaa Eldin The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and the Emirates Identity Authority signed a cooperation agreement Tuesday to exchange expertise in the field of information technology industry development. The agreement stipulates cooperation between the two parties in several fields, including transmitting technical, legal, and regulatory expertise in the fields of information …

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