Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab praises Huawei at EEDC

March 21, 2015 10:02 am

Signing ceremony

Huawei executives met Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab to discuss key initiatives the company is undertaking to support the growth of Egyptian information, communications, and technology (ICT).

At the meeting, held during the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in El Sheikh, Huawei also signed a framework agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) to supply Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) products and services related to more efficient smart metering.

The company also said it would provide Huawei Media Pads to conference speakers in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation.

Huawei has operated in Egypt for 15 years, emerging as one of the country’s major ICT solutions providers. During this time, Egyptian ICT infrastructure and network penetration rates have improved significantly, with ICT currently serving as a powerful engine driving various industries. Actively promoting ICT development to enable socioeconomic and environmental sustainability, Huawei has worked in Egypt to contribute to major national projects, identifying ways in which ICT technologies can benefit the Egyptian economy through the creation of readily accessible and reliable digital services.

Prime Minister Eng. Ibrahim Mahlab said, ““I acknowledge Huawei as a leading global ICT solutions provider, emerging as one of Egypt’s ICT major vendors, thank you for your contribution to the ICT industry and your participation in EEDC, We appreciate the constant investment of leading high-tech companies such as Huawei which contributes a lot in creating local jobs, I hope to be the number to be increased in the near future, also I recognized that you have signed MOU with EEHC, time is critical, so kindly shrink the implementation time, your sky is the limit and you have the fully government support for current and future projects”.

“It is our privilege to support Egypt in the development of its ICT infrastructure, which continues to grow tremendously,” added Charles Ding, Huawei Vice President

“Over the past 20 years, ICT has become the engine that drives our world forward, profoundly affecting people’s daily lives. Huawei will continue its efforts in technological innovation and open cooperation to leverage our capabilities across industries, contribute our knowledge and global experience to local markets like Egypt, and serve our customers through our leading products and solutions.”


By AMEinfo Staff
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