Telecom Egypt and Tejas aim to boost local manufacturing sector

Telecom Egypt and Tejas aim to boost local manufacturing sector

Telecom Egypt and Indian telecoms vendor Tejas Networks announced on Monday they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost telecoms R&D and manufacturing facilities in Egypt, as well as train up local skillsets.

Under the MoU, which was also signed by Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and the National Telecom Institute (NTI), Telecom Egypt and Tejas will cooperate to establish local manufacturing and R&D facilities for fibre-to-the- home (FTTH) products.

The MoU also covers setting up technical support services in Egypt for customers within the country as well as for the larger Africa and Middle East region.

Meanwhile, Telecom Egypt, Tejas, ITIDA and NTI will work to build up the capacity of Egyptian engineers and technicians to work on state-of-the-art telecom and networking technologies.

Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Dr. Amr Talaat said the MoU is the result of discussions that began in January 2023 between Egypt and India to enhance cooperation in ICT technologies.

“It is a comprehensive agreement that seeks to promote localization of world-class communications products, inject new Indian investments into Egypt, create job opportunities, and develop research cadres in various fields of communications,” he said in a statement.

Eng. Mohamed Nasr El-Din, CEO and MD of Telecom Egypt, said the MoU is “aimed at providing Telecom Egypt with the latest communications technology in the world while ensuring that it provides the highest quality of infrastructure services.”

Yogesh Verma, VP of Middle East and Africa (MEA) at Tejas, said the MoU would enable the company to bring its experience with India’s Bharatnet (Rural Broadband Project) and NKN (National Knowledge Network) projects to Egypt.

“Tejas has been operating in MEA for over a decade now and has extensive knowledge and insights about the local requirements and operating conditions to roll out cost-effective and scalable networks,” he said. “This MoU provides a great platform for us to expand our business in MEA while deepening our collaboration with Telecom Egypt and other customers in the country.”


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