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Egypt's ministry of planning and economic development plans to raise the contribution of the telecommunication and information technology sector in the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) to 5% by 2025, from an expected target of 2.6% for fiscal year (FY) 2020/2021, minister of planning and economic development Hala El-Said has revealed, according to state news reports.

Read more: Egypt to raise ICT sector’s GDP contribution to 5% by 2025

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced the opening of a new regional sales center of excellence (CoE) in Cairo, Egypt, to serve the Middle East and Africa region. The sales hub will build on strong growth opportunities in the digital economy and will respond to customer demand for secure connectivity, remote work solutions, data analytics capabilities and as-a-service solutions. HPE will also launch an accompanying recruitment drive in the region.

Read more: Hewlett Packard Enterprise establishes sales center of excellence in Egypt

Egypt’s Aswan governorate will receive a number of projects, including the construction of 81 mobile towers to support the communications service, and the connection of fiber-optic cables to 110,000 homes, in addition to developing 44 post offices.

Read more: Egypt's Aswan governorate to get 81 mobile towers through ‘Decent Life’ initiative

SES announced Microsoft as the first cloud provider customer for its next-generation medium earth orbit (MEO) system – O3b mPOWER. Microsoft plans to leverage the MEO high-performance connectivity services to showcase its Azure Orbital solutions that integrate satellite connectivity with Azure services. Microsoft will use SES’s current MEO to provide connectivity now before migrating to O3b mPOWER next year.

Read more: SES’s O3b mPOWER MEO system to provide additional connectivity as more critical workloads move to...

Teraco Data Environments Proprietary Limited, Africa’s largest vendor-neutral data center and interconnection services provider, has completed the JB3 data center facility, located within the Isando Campus in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Read more: Teraco completes latest Isando Campus data center expansion

To enable more Africans to take advantage of digital offerings in a new world defined by the Covid-19 pandemic, West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet and voice service provider, Tizeti (www.Tizeti.com), has launched new connectivity offerings.

Read more: Tizeti addresses post-pandemic ‘new normal’ with new connectivity offerings

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