CIT sector includes communications and IT which includes computer hardware , computer software , IT services .
Egypt's communications and information technology sector is a leading global outsourcing destination; Egypt retains the top spot in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region and 15th worldwide in A.T. Kearney's Global Services Location Index (GSLI) 2021, making it to the top 20 countries[i]. This puts Egypt ahead of competitors in the region including Morocco which ranked 27th.
Fig. (1): Global Services Location Index 2021:
Source: AT Kearney
The government, along with telecoms operators, are working to develop Egypt's telecommunications infrastructure - which has been and will continue to be a driver of the PC market.
The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) granted the Fourth Generation (4G) mobile service license to the four Egyptian telecoms; namely, Telecom Egypt (TE), Orange, Vodafone and Etisalat.
Telecom Egypt (TE) was granted a license to install and operate the fourth generation (4G) networks for mobile phones in Egypt. The LE 7.08 billion license introduces the company into the market of mobile operation, where it will provide 4G services using new frequencies. The introduction of Telecom Egypt as a new mobile operator in the Egyptian market will increase competition among operators, which will benefit users by raising the bar on quality of services as well as improving prices.
Orange Egypt was also granted the licenses of establishing and operating the Fourth Generation (4G) mobile phone networks worth $ 484 million, as well as the licenses to offer virtual fixed-lines services worth $ 11.262 million. Moreover, NTRA signed with Vodafone Egypt the licenses of establishing and operating the 4G mobile networks worth $ 335 million, as well as the license to offer virtual fixed-lines services worth $ 11.262 million. In addition, Etisalat Misr was granted the licenses of establishing and operating the (4G) mobile networks worth $ 535.5 million, as well as the license to offer virtual fixed-lines services worth $ 11.262 million.
4G is the fourth generation of mobile phone technology and follows on from 2G and 3G. 2G technology was suitable for making calls and sending text messages while 3G makes it possible to access the Internet more effectively through mobile phones. 4G is ideally suited for services which demand more capacity like video streaming, mapping and social networking sites.
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