Cairo ICT: Major Success For Technology In Egypt



Thu, 01 Dec 2016 - 05:20 GMT


Thu, 01 Dec 2016 - 05:20 GMT

Cairo ICT, the region's leading technology event, was dubbed a success after it hosted its 20th round at the International Convention Center in a four-day event that included major figures from the telecom and information technology fields.

by Ahmed Mansour

“I believe that this conference is a step forward to a better and more advanced Egypt. Egypt has to dedicate a lot of attention to the world of information technology and all of its fields,” said a statement from President Abdul-Fattah El-Sisi, who attended the opening ceremony and patronized the event. If given the attention it deserves, “Egypt can be one of the leading countries in the world in these fields,” he said.

Speaking about 4G, Minister of Communications Yasser El-Kaddi said network companies should work on evolving and improving the next generation of wireless mobile technology for the consumer, and on improving the Internet of Things, or devices like smart fridges or cars that are connected to the Internet.

Egyptian and international companies took part in the four-day fair, which kicked off on November 27th, to show off their latest developments, products, or ideas to the local market.

“I believe most companies use this fair as a tool to spread their latest achievements and the products they will soon put out for the market to increase their sales, or simply to promote,” said Ahmed Al-Wakil, Chairman of the Federation of the African Chambers of Commerce. “I look forward for this fair every year.”

Top figures from Egypt's IT world took part in numerous panels, including from companies like Avaya, Vodafone and TE. The discussion panels focused on technological advancements in Egypt in 2016, and how they work together to evolve and improve quality of services.



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