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Title: Egypt Today


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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.
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Egypt Today
Population
  • 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.

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Egypt Today
History Tourism
  • Land of civilization
  • Egypts 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.

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Egypt Today
Economy
  • 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
  • force.

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Average Annual Inflation
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Stock Exchange
Million L.E.
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Egypt Today
Investment Climate
  • Egypt is witnessing its reincarnation into a
    modern, liberal private sector led market
    driven economy.

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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 technologyetc.
  • The Human Base
  • Preparing young generations by investing in
    education, skills development and professional
    training.

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Building the Egyptian Information Society
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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.

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Our Strategy
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Access
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4.9 million new lines since October 1999
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A Boom in Mobile Phone Users
No. of subscribers, million
The number of subscribers increased more than
eight folds since October 1999
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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.

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Major Increase in the Number
of Internet Users
No. of Internet Users
Million
International internet traffic increased from 20
Mb/s to 1144 Mb/s in 4 years
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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.

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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.

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Applications
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e-Government
  • A government portal that is citizen-centric.
  • On-line Government Services.
  • Information and Document Networking.
  • More Automation of Internal Functions.

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e- Government Portal Launching in January 2004
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e-Learning
  • Basic Skills Development.
  • Professional Development.
  • The Smart Schools Initiative.
  • High Tech / Business Universities.

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e-Health
  • 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.

24
e-Culture
Using IT to preserve our rich cultural heritage
and share it more readily with the rest of the
world.
  • Museums
  • Manuscripts
  • Historical sites
  • Natural protectorates

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e-Business
  • 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.

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The CIT Industry
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Deregulation
  • 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.

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Deregulation
  • 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 .

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Smart Village at the Pyramids
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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
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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.

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Software Engineering Certification Center (SECC)
  • 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.

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Large Increase in Investment in CIT Sector
Source The General Authority For Investment
Free Zones
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Steady Increase in No. of IT Companies
No. of IT Companies
  • Accumulative Data
  • Source The General Authority For Investment
    Free Zones

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Steady Increase in No. of IT Labor Force
  • Source The General Authority For Investment
    Free Zones

39
Drop in Piracy Rate

Source The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2002
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E-Business-Readiness Rating
Source Business Software Alliance
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Partnerships
Cooperation between government and private sector
creating new initiatives that promote the
development of CIT industry.
42
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
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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
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International Alliances Contd
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
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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.

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Patnership in S/W Development
  • Benefit from
  • Professional S/W engineers certified by IBM,
    ICL, Oracle,
  • Nortel, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Lucent and Cisco

At very cost-effective salaries
  • Over 300 S/W houses.
  • Largest media-city in MEA.
  • High speed optical connections to all countries.

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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

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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
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Results of UK Trade Mission IFebruary 2002
Allied Soft NBS Partnership
  • 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

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Egyptian Businessmen Delegation
  • Prima Soft
  • Raya Call Center
  • Raya Software
  • RDI
  • SICC
  • Softlock
  • TEA Computers S.A
  • T. E Data
  • Advanced Computer Technology (ACT)
  • Allied Consultants
  • Arabize
  • Arabia Inform
  • Barkotel
  • Cairo Software Services
  • Digital Systems
  • Egypt Soft Commerce
  • Global Geobits
  • Hiteknofal
  • Industrial Systems
  • IT Worx
  • Link dot Net
  • Meditech IT Solutions
  • Microtech
  • Mist
  • Net Wave

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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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