3 axes for developing the digital infrastructure for Egypt.. Get to know them

The development of digital infrastructure is one of the foundations on which the main axes of digital Egypt rest, and the provision and efficient delivery of communication services with a high degree of continuity and stability. Egypt has a developed international and local infrastructure, as Egypt is a major data corridor in the world, with more than 90% of Data passing between the continents of Asia and Europe passes through Egyptian waters and lands.

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is making major efforts to develop the local infrastructure through 3 main axes:

1- Fixed Internet.

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology launched several major projects to improve the quality of the Internet in Egypt, and large investments were made with the aim of developing the ICT infrastructure. With the implementation of the first phase of the Internet network efficiency project, this led to a rise in the average fixed Internet speed, making Egypt the first in Africa. On average fixed internet speed.

Egypt won the award for the fastest fixed internet on the level of the African continent from the global company Ookla®, a leader in the field of measuring and evaluating internet speeds; Egypt topped the rankings in the first and second quarters of 2022. This is the culmination of the continuous efforts made by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to develop the Internet infrastructure, which contributed to the increase in the average fixed internet speed ranking to 46 Mbit/s in 2022, compared to an average speed of 6.5 Mbit. / second in 2019, in which Egypt was occupying 40th place on the continent at the time.

These efforts contributed to doubling the average fixed internet speeds about 8 times within 3 years, and also contributed to supporting the infrastructure’s ability to absorb the unprecedented increase in data traffic and accelerate the pace of digital transformation, and then start the second phase of the project to replace copper cables with fiber-optic cables. .

This stage is divided into two parts: a section for cities, and the aim of this stage is to spread the service by replacing the copper-optic cables, raising the efficiency of exchanges and cabins, and increasing their capacity.

The Ministry of Communications is also working on establishing a new network of fiber-optic cables to connect 33,000 government buildings across the country within the fiber-optic network, to increase the speed of communication and provide a more flexible service.

The second section is the development of this service in the Egyptian countryside through the giant project “Decent Life”, and the Ministry’s participation in the implementation of this initiative by laying fiber-optic cables in more than 4,500 villages as part of the Decent Life initiative to raise the efficiency of the Internet in 3.5 million homes, benefiting 58% of it. A resident of Egypt.

2- Mobile phone services

To enhance communication services, the main roads and some areas in the governorates were covered with mobile phone networks. The mobile phone services provided to citizens are also being improved by accelerating the issuance of licenses to build towers for mobile companies, in addition to introducing new frequencies that increase the effectiveness of the network and the quality of the communication services provided, in addition to Follow policies to expedite the construction of mobile towers.

3- Egyptian Post

To provide an efficient infrastructure, post offices have been developed to provide a range of essential services to citizens, particularly government services, financial inclusion, and postal services. Post offices now act as an outlet for financial inclusion services, connecting customers with service providers.

Post offices now provide a range of services, including microfinance and micro-insurance services, where citizens submit their applications, register their data, receive financing, and pay insurance premiums, as well as digital Egypt services and documentation services that can be obtained through post offices.

A digital mobile wallet has been launched that will help customers obtain small loans, pay bills, pay purchases and transfer money. This is in addition to postal kiosks and mobile post offices that have been developed and equipped at the state level to provide all the services provided by post offices at the state level.

New applications have also been developed, such as the Waslha application to stimulate e-commerce or the Yalla application to provide financial services to our youth through mobile, and new post offices and mobile post offices have been created to pay in places that witness peak times such as pension payment or others.

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