In the midst of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, billionaire tech magnate Elon Musk has extended an offer to provide his Starlink satellite internet service to humanitarian aid organizations in Gaza.
Egypt's investment plan into the communications and information technology sector during the fiscal year 2022/2023 aims to raise the efficiency of the use of the Internet and connectivity networks for the state’s administrative apparatus at a value of one billion pounds, according to a government report by the Ministry of Planning.
The dependence on online communication tools increased globally, especially after the pandemic, with the latest figures of broadband internet users in Egypt show an increase by 14.96 percent by the end of November 2021.
Egyptian Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology Amr Talaat said that the ministry is working to connect 3.5 million homes in villages to the internet within the coming three years.
Among the sectors that the presidential developmental initiative “Haya Karima” targets is the telecommunications and internet services in villages, where L.E. 6 billion was allocated to improve communications network and help small business owners take advantage of digital literacy.
In a press release, the agency attributed the increase to the heavy dependence on online communication tools in light of the spread of Covid-19.
Egypt has been expanding its public investments in digital transformation.
Some 52 markaz, a municipal division, will be supplied with optical fiber networks in 18 months as part of Haya Karima initiative to provide internet and other digital services therein.
That is within "Digital Egypt' project.
To mark Safer Internet Day, Google called on internet users across the Middle East and North Africa to take simple steps to stay safe online and to safeguard their data and privacy.
Egypt is mulling to incorporate Wi-Fi service in air-conditioned trains, according to official sources at Egypt's Railways Authority.
The satellite was launched in November.
Talaat stated that the average internet speed in Egypt increased from 5.7 Mbps in June 2018 to 15.5 Mbps.
Egyptians' international phone calls increased by 15 percent and their local calls surged by 3 percent.
This to increase Egypt's capacities from the Internet by about 30 percent in 2020, Communication Minister Amr Talaat said Sunday.
The move is mandatory to adopt modern learning methods and to make the operation of applied technology schools possible.
The number of Egyptians who were using the internet before the January 25 Revolution reached around 10 million people. However, it raised to 40 million people owing to the revolution.
The company said in a statement that the new increase was due to the continued hike in usage rates resulting from increased speed.
Communications Minister Amr Talaat met on Tuesday with a World Bank delegation to discuss strategies to promote high-speed internet in Egypt.
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