9 September 2015
ICT Minister, Huawei CEO Discuss Egypt’s Investment Opportunities, LTE Technology Support

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Khaled Negm has convened with Huawei Egypt CEO Yang Tao, discussing ways of expanding the Company's investments in Egypt and promoting exchange of expertise in the ICT field. The meeting was also attended by the Deputy to Minister for Telecommunications Khaled Sherif, Head of NTRA Spectrum Sector  El-Sayed Azouz, and President of Huawei Wireless Network Product Line Wang Tao.

During the meeting, Negm reviewed, with Huawei’s representatives, the strategy of the Ministry of Communications and information Technology (MCIT) in developing and supporting telecommunications infrastructure networks in Egypt, and plans set to raise the efficiency of telecommunications and internet networks quality, especially those related to 4G frequencies scheduled to be available by early 2016.

ICT Minister welcomed the role played by Huawei in the field of providing technology solutions, supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship skills and providing technical training to the Egyptian youth. He also praised Huawei’s activities seeking to promote its investments and business in Egypt, in the area of providing telecommunications network operation services.

During the meeting,  Huawei’s representatives reviewed their company’s  works in the field of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology.  They agreed to hold a joint workshop with the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), to discuss issues related to using LTE technology  in Egypt, with preparations to launch a pilot project to assess its performance.

Huawei announced its intention to discuss ways of expanding its business in Egypt after studying the possibility of launching a factory for mobile phone technology, in addition to the expansion of joint work in the field of research and technological solution development. Huawei also welcomed opening areas of cooperation with Telecom Egypt (TE) to assist in the expansion of its activities within the African continent.

During the meeting, the discussion tackled a number of issues related to exchanging visions and experiences and boosting joint action. Negm reviewed also megaprojects offered in accordance with public–private partnership (PPP) including the projects of automating real-estate registration offices, developing commercial registry offices and smart meters.

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