Egypt has taken its first step towards establishing its first IoT infrastructure. The country has decided to revamp its telecommunication network with IoT enabled infrastructure. Telecom giant Nokia International has entered a collaboration with Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to bring about a national transformation of communication infrastructure. The country will establish its first-ever IoT infrastructure with the help of Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid. Also called the WING, the network will help revamp communication inside Egypt and Africa. The deal between the ministry and the company was signed during the 41st Gitex Global exhibition and conference. The conference was part of the itinerary for Dubai Expo 2020.
The agreement of collaboration was signed by the Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, Adel Hamed. The agreement was co-signed by Henrik Fall. Henrik Fall is the head of cloud services and networks for Nokia in Africa and the Middle East area. On a large scale, this project is one of the most ambitious transformation projects undertaken by the Egyptian government.
Breaking away from the prejudice of being an underdeveloped area, Egypt and other African nations are taking up the gauntlet of the digital transformation of the region. The establishment of IoT infrastructure will create an advanced network of communication and operations that will bring about progress in the region. The Egyptian government is geared up to support the modernization of industries. Moreover, the establishment of IoT infrastructure will unlock better investment opportunities in the country. Egypt will thus, welcome the entry of new IT companies and tech giants into its business ecosystem. The IoT infrastructure will also be a great support for indigenous startups.
The WING infrastructure will support not only national-level companies but also global companies. Global-scale companies that were earlier skeptical about entering Egypt as a potential market can now establish their bases. Moreover, they can now expand from Egypt to other countries using Egypt’s IoT infrastructure as a Launchpad. The WING infrastructure is also set to revamp the telecommunication sector of the region. With the help of the IoT infrastructure, the general public will be able to avail of better data speeds and rates than the earlier expensive roaming rates.
The collaboration between the two parties, however, does not limit to just the establishment of IoT infrastructure. The agreement will mutually benefit both parties as joint marketing activities are in the offing. The agreement will enable Telecom Egypt to seek help from Nokia international in expediting various IoT and data projects around the country. The move will definitely increase the adoption of IoT at both the industrial level and domestic levels. Egypt is looking at the goal of increasing digital literacy and digital reach through collaboration. Under joint marketing activities, both parties are ready to seize opportunities that will benefit future prospects.
Egypt might be ready for the future of becoming an industrial hub for Africa and the Middle East with recent developments. The infrastructure will not only bring about automation of the industrial workforce but also will enhance the productivity of industries in Egypt. For the industrial scenario of African nations, the agreement is a giant step of progress, catalyzed by embracing the new.
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