Alcatel opens Cairo Content Development Centre

The purpose of the centre is to allow Alcatel to work with Egyptian companies to help them accomplish multimedia service projects that respond to the needs of local and regional businesses and which are adapted to the life style of the population.

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By  Tawanda Chihota Published  January 23, 2006

Egypt’s minister of communication and IT, Tarek Kamel, and the French minister of foreign trade have officially opened the Alcatel Cairo Content Development Centre, an initiative launched in September 2004. The purpose of the centre is to allow Alcatel to work with Egyptian companies to help them accomplish multimedia service projects that respond to the needs of local and regional businesses and which are adapted to the life style of the population. Five Egyptian companies have already been selected to partner with Alcatel. These companies will work on developing software applications and services with informational content that will deliver substantial added value locally. The Alcatel Cairo Content Development Centre will support the development of software services based on the MMS protocol first, and then for WAP, GPRS and other protocols. "Alcatel's goal is to support the creation and distribution of a maximum number of value-added services derived from telecommunication infrastructures. This initiative will also contribute to the economic and social development of Egypt in developing local skills and creating new jobs in the telecommunications sector," says Vincenzo Nesci, chairman Alcatel Egypt and vice president Middle East.

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