Vice President of “Huawei” in North Africa: The ICT industry in Egypt is growing rapidly



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Posted on: Saturday, 12 February 2022 – 18:29 | Last update: Wednesday 16 February 2022 – 12:56

Egypt is on track for digital transformation. “Huawei” supports the country’s efforts to achieve sustainable development

Philip Wang, Executive Vice President of Huawei, said that Egypt has a modern and efficient infrastructure network that covers most parts of the country, while the information and communication technology industry is developing at a fast pace, enabling the country sets out the process of transition to a digital economy that has a positive impact on its economic growth.
Wang added during “Finance and Business – Al-Shorouk” that Huawei’s participation in the World Youth Forum placed it in a leading destination for dialogue between different generations, giving young people the opportunity to be creative and involved in solving global problems and issues.
“We believe in Huawei that Africa is today the largest free trade area in the world, due to its diverse components, including the flexibility that characterizes its economy, which enables it to become the main engine of the twenty-first century economies. , which we seek to strengthen in the period The next step is to work with African governments to improve access to digital services, especially as the pandemic has accelerated the digitalisation process on the continent, ”says Wang.
He explained that his work in Africa is carried out on three main axes: education, environment and access to the internet. While we strive to strengthen the digital infrastructure to facilitate the process of access to information with the aim of achieving economic and social development, the development of the digital economy, the promotion of the integrated development of digital technologies, as well as digital education and opening the door to digital innovation, as well as improving digital integration and the service of African peoples.
He added that Huawei is also focusing on providing comprehensive information and communication technology solutions, in order to gain the desired benefit for individuals and institutions from digital technologies to integrate everyone into an interconnected smart world, pointing to the vastness of the African market, which is the most technology-consuming youth group of about 400 million people between the ages of 15 and 35, while more than 60% of Africans still lack basic ICT resources, it also has the largest concentration of developing countries and the greatest development potential.
Africa is the youngest continent in the world to have the largest number of young people in the world, with an estimated youth group of about 400 million people between the ages of 15 and 35 years.
He pointed out that digital education for young people is the main supporter of development, which encouraged them to work on the Huawei ICT Academy program.
The Egyptian government is making great efforts to achieve the digital transformation strategy, due to its ability to provide a unique opportunity for Egypt to digitally transform many economic sectors such as education, healthcare and financial services, while providing more growth opportunities for individuals and companies created, which will benefit comprehensive development and economic growth.
At Huawei, we believe that challenges are always accompanied by opportunities, as strengthening economies depends on better, more reliable and more secure communications, which can be done through technological infrastructure. The interconnected world will also enhance the process of digital transformation and will have a positive social and economic impact on Egypt. In addition, digital transformation plays a major role, not only in supporting this economic consolidation, but also in shaping its future directions. Therefore, Huawei is working with its partners in Egypt, whether from the private or public sector, and the Egyptian government to digitally transform all sectors, in line with Egypt’s Vision 2030.
Our primary strategy is to drive the process of digital transformation in Egypt by applying the latest technology that our partners need to develop a sustainable infrastructure to achieve a digital Egypt, while currently working on various strategic projects together participate with the public and private sectors.
Huawei’s executive vice president added that the company’s focus is on two main axes: working on the development of infrastructure for various industries in Egypt, and developing the capabilities of young people to transform Egypt into a regional ICT center. talents in the region. Therefore, we provide our digital technologies in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, Internet of Things, networks, digital energy and integrated solutions to support digital Egypt; And work with our partners to create added value in sectors such as transport, smart cities, healthcare, education, financial services and energy.
Wang noted that Huawei has been investing for more than 20 years in building an integrated ICT talent system in Egypt through its various training programs such as the ICT Talent Bank (iTB) to bridge the gap between the availability of qualified engineers and the accelerating bridge requirements. of the ICT labor market. .
We also work with the Egyptian government such as the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Manpower; To provide future leaders with the latest information in the most advanced fields and technologies at the highest international levels, in line with Egypt’s Vision 2030 and Egypt’s digital transformation strategy.
He expanded that his company aims to make Egypt a center for information and communication technology in the region, and to build a reliable bridge to link research and development with talents, and talents with industries and institutions. Certificates which is accredited by Huawei and provided opportunities with its partners through the Career Fair (HiRe).

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