Egypt Signs Agreement with Nokia to Build First IoT infrastructure

Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has announced the signing of a cooperation agreement between Telecom Egypt and Nokia to establish the first Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure in Egypt. The IoT services will be provided through Nokia Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING).

According to Egypt’s State Information Service, the (WING) network allows Telecom Egypt to provide Internet of Things services to companies on a global scale, enabling them to benefit from the rapidly and effectively growing Internet of Things market based on the Nokia model, according to a statement from the Ministry of Communications on Monday. 

The agreement will see to joint marketing initiatives between both parties and help accelerate the development of Internet of Things projects in the country, which will contribute to the automation of projects and help companies reduce their operating expenses, enhance productivity, and bring new services to market faster.

The agreement was signed by Adel Hamed, Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, and Henrik Fall, Head of Cloud Services and Networks in the Middle East and Africa at Nokia.

The signing of the agreement came within the framework of Minister of Information and Communication Technology Amr Talaat’s visit to Dubai at the head of a high-level delegation to participate in the activities of the 41st session of the “GITEX Global” exhibition and conference, and “Expo 2020 Dubai”.

According to TechAfrica News, during the meeting, Talaat highlighted that Egypt is carrying out many projects to achieve the transformation into an integrated digital society as part of its vision to build Digital Egypt. The projects involve several opportunities to establish global partnerships to achieve digital transformation.

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