This chapter includes the following articles.
Having long been one of the most dynamic sectors of the economy, continuing to grow even during periods of turbulence, the Egyptian telecoms industry experienced a landmark year in 2017. Steady subscription growth and increasing demand for data should bolster the position of all operators, with 4G providing a new field of competition in what is incrementally becoming a less voice-dominated, price-sensitive industry. The IT sector’s contribution to GDP was $4.2bn in FY 2016/17, with the IT export industry valued at more than $3.25bn in 2017 and expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 13.4% through to 2020.
This chapter contains an interview with Eng. Yasser El Kady, Minister of Communications and Information Technology; and a roundtable with Hazem Metwally, CEO, Etisalat Misr; Jean-Marc Harion, CEO, Orange Egypt; and Ahmed El Beheiry, CEO, Telecom Egypt