The Ministry of Communications introduces electronic signature services

25/07 17:52

Dr. Amr Talaat The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, the launching ceremony of the e-signature services “Delta Trust”, in collaboration between Telecom Egypt WE and Delta Electronic Systems, which is licensed to practice the activity of electronic signature services to provide.

This comes within the framework of efforts to expand the provision of digital services to companies, institutions and individuals in support of the digital transformation strategy in Egypt.

Under this collaboration with Delta Electronic Systems, Telecom Egypt WE, the first integrated operator of communication and information technology services in Egypt, provides electronic signature services to companies and individuals through its branches, sales centers and exchanges, contributing to the expansion of the base of electronic signature usage and increasing work efficiency administration and improving digital services provided to citizens.

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This step is in line with the state’s direction towards the implementation of a digital transformation strategy, whereby new services provide citizens with the necessary tools to deal with digital services, such as the services of the tax authority, customs, the Investment Authority, social insurance, and other government and non-government services that are successively automated.

Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, explained that the ministry’s strategy is based on three main axes: providing more governance and easier services to the citizen, and developing a secure digital infrastructure that connects citizens to all digital services provide a high level. level of efficiency, continuity and stability, in addition to creating a base of cadres Able to achieve and building a digital Egypt.

He pointed out that this event combines these three pillars, as it is a new stage in Egypt’s digital journey, since the activation of the electronic signature system must build a set of applications that depend on this important technology, which provides a qualitative represents a leap in the services provided to citizens. Explanation of the efforts made to increase the efficiency of the digital infrastructure to ensure its ability to provide electronic signature services and the services dependent on them in a stable and stable manner; He emphasized the ministry’s diligence that the launch of projects is accompanied by the building of specialized human cadres capable of managing and developing them.

Dr. Amr Talaat added that this event reflects the joint efforts of all elements of the ICT sector system to provide electronic signature services. And that the electronic signature system has not previously been activated in Egypt because there are no applications that require electronic signature; He explained that it starts to be activated by the first axis, which is related to applications between government agencies, where the law enforcement system was launched; With the move of the government to the new administrative capital, the employees of the administrative apparatus will practice their work with the help of the electronic signature.

He pointed out that the second axis relates to companies through the application of the electronic invoice in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance. Investment and corporate services will be introduced with this technology; The third axis is the provision of citizen services dependent on this technology in collaboration with all government agencies, where collaboration with the Ministries of the Interior and Foreign Affairs has been initiated to provide consular services using electronic signatures, which by the end of this year.

Eng Amr Mahfouz, CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), explained that the launch of this service comes within the framework of the authority’s efforts to spread the uses of electronic signature on a large scale in collaboration with the private sector , which contributes to the management of electronic activities and transactions. Referring to the steady growth in the volume of electronic signature transactions, as it was around 3 million at the end of 2020, then reached more than 153 million by the end of 2021, and then exceeded 197 million in the first half of this year, emphasized that this growth came as a result of the launch of a group of projects and services that It was launched in collaboration with various parties based on electronic signature technology.

Engineer Adel Hamed, Managing Director and CEO of WE Telecom Egypt, said that the company is “eager to contribute effectively to all projects that support the digital transformation strategy in Egypt, of which in particular electronic signature services are provided to individuals and companies on a way that increases the efficiency of administrative work and the system of digital services provided to customers.” With this new step taken by the company to consolidate its leading position, support business sectors and provide innovative applications and new services that help them achieve their business digitally, we have ambitious plans in collaboration with Delta Electronic Systems to expanding base of electronic signature users in Egypt.

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