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Central Bank of Egypt is on its way to attaining its digital transformation aspirations by digitizing 100 million documents using scanners from Alaris, a Kodak Alaris business, with the aim of scanning another 500 million documents over the next 5 years. The digitization of documents has resulted in a number of benefits including huge cost savings in terms of storage space, quick and easy document retrieval and completion of certain processes in a few minutes as opposed to weeks.

Read more: Central Bank of Egypt embarks on digital transformation journey

On the sidelines of the second edition of the Google for Nigeria event which was held in Lagos, Google announced that it will deploy 200 Wi-Fi terminals in 2019 across fives Nigerian cities: Port Harcourt, Abuja, Kaduna, Enugu, Ibadan. The equipment will be installed in markets, bus stops and bus stations, shopping centers, universities and more. More than 10 million people will be covered by high-quality Internet services, said Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, Google Nigeria country director.

Read more: 200 Wi-Fi terminals in Nigeria in 2019

A new technology hub that has been created in the heart of Lagos represents the burgeoning technology and innovation scene - that is attracting significant investment and interest from global giants - that recognize the opportunities presented by this emerging market of young, connected Africans.

Read more: Silicon Valley identifies Africa as new tech frontier

Amr Talaat has been appointed the Minister of Communications and Information Technology since June 2018, to the Cabinet of the Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly. Talaat possesses over 30 years of solid experience in communications and information technology areas, with a wide experience in developing and implementing strategies across a wide spectrum of activities in Egypt.

Read more: A new ICT minister assumes his duties in Egypt

E-marine, the leading company in providing marine engineering and installation services for submarine cables in the region, bagged a contract from Huawei Marine Networks to install the “Mauritius and Rodrigues Submarine Cable System” (MARS), which covers a distance of 700 km connecting two islands in the Indian Ocean.

Read more: E-marine to deploy MARS cable between East African islands

Leading Mobile Satellite Services operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company is showcasing its latest solutions and products at this year’s Eurosatory exhibition in Paris. Visitors to Hall 5A– B790 can engage with senior officials from Thuraya, who will answer questions on Thuraya’s defense portfolio that includes the recently launched Thuraya Aero and Thuraya tracking and monitoring service and terminal.

Read more: Thuraya’s defense portfolio at the heart of Eurosatory Defense Exhibition

Leading Australian satellite telecommunications company Pivotel has announced the launch of the world's first satellite device that combines the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Network Service Device (NSD) with the RedPort Optimizer Enterprise satellite router and VoIP gateway to deliver an all-in-one communications solution for maritime and satellite providers.

Read more: Pivotel and Inmarsat team up to launch game changing device