Cairo- June 7, 2018: Ericsson Egypt committed to providing the Egyptian market with global research and development studies around fifth-generation (5G) technologies.
This was mentioned by Sameh Shoukry, Country Manager for Egypt at Ericsson, during his opening speech at a sohour gathering attended by a number of Ericsson officials and Egyptian media representatives.
Shoukry also expressed his appreciation towards the media representatives for their continuous support to Ericsson's activities in the Egyptian market over the past years.
Ericsson was founded in Egypt in 1897 when it was tasked by Telecom Egypt to install the country's first telephone exchange system, connecting Cairo to Alexandria for the first time.
"This reflects the depth of relations between Ericsson, one of the first global companies to operate in Egypt, and the Egyptian society," Shoukry told the gathering.
Over the past 120 years, Ericsson has played a key role in building and developing the ICT infrastructure for the four major mobile operators in Egypt – Telecom Egypt, Vodafone, Orange and Etisalat Misr, helping service providers in their rollouts for super-fast, high-capacity fourth-generation mobile networks and ensuring a smooth transition to 5G, Shoukry added.
Ericsson Egypt has also been providing telecom solutions for other major clients in the country, including Egypt's Ministry of Electricity.
The company is now paving the way for speedy next-generation 5G networks through its global research and development programs to create game-changing technology and offer superior global services that help customers enable the full value of connectivity in Egypt.
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