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Evolution of Mobile Technology in Egypt

Evolution of Mobile Technology in Egypt
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Author(s): Sherif Kamel (The American University in Cairo, Egypt)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 5
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch184
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347


The innovations in information and communication technology are diverse, changing, effective and growing everyday. Individuals, organizations and societies are all affected from these innovations and developments taking place with implications on different aspects of the economy. This paper addresses the telecommunications industry in Egypt since its inception in the 19th century. The paper focuses on the historical background of the industry, a description of the different development phases until the massive infrastructure development that took place in the 1980s and 1990s with the evolution of the mobile technology and its introduction as a service to the public, the competition taking place and the future development and growth plans in the sector. The paper will highlight the liberalization efforts related to the industry at large and to the telecommunication services offered in specific in addition to the improvement and upgrading of the infrastructure both quantitatively and qualitatively with the addition of a variety of value added services.

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