Vodafone’s CEO praises Egypt’s digital transformation capabilities during Cairo ICT
Cairo, Egypt, 2nd of December, 2019:
Vodafone, the no.1 network in Egypt, participates in Cairo ICT Conference and Exhibition’s 23rd edition, aimed at promoting the “digital experience” of Egyptians. Cairo ICT 2019 comes under the patronage and in the presence of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Vodafone has always been keen on participating in Cairo ICT 2019, and this year’s participation is aimed at demonstrating Vodafone’s achievements in fields contributing to the digital transformation including; infrastructure, network, IT, telehealth remote solutions and applications.
Being a proud partner of the government in the Health Insurance Program, Vodafone highlighted their role by displaying a simulation of the program’s most recent updates. Vodafone’s part in the program is dedicated to the mechanization of the different services provided by the health insurance system. It has also showcased a set of solutions in the healthcare sector as well as other sectors to achieve digital transformation and fulfill Egypt’s aims towards the improvement of the citizens’ lives and achieving sustainable development.
“Digital transformation has now become a necessity for the development of organizations and the improvement of the lives of individuals as well. We believe in the great capabilities the Egyptian market holds, making it a fertile environment for digital transformation initiatives to progress and achieve their aims. Egypt has become the land of digital opportunities,” stated Alexandre Froment, CEO of Vodafone Egypt.
Froment expressed his pride in taking part in the Comprehensive Health Insurance Program, as the government’s tech solutions provider and partner, highlighting the importance of the collaboration between public and private sectors.
“In such a short time, we were able to transform Port Said into a city that supports digital comprehensive health insurance,” Froment further added, stressing Vodafone’s dedication to continue in supporting digital transformation and expanding their collaboration for this end.
Moreover, the External Affairs and Legal Director, Ayman Essam said, “Such collaborations are a great example on the growth of the sector, providing more citizens with digital solutions that facilitate their lives. It also serves the aims of our initiative that enhances digital transformation and the integration of technology in vital sectors,”
Essam further clarified that the main objective of this project is to better the healthcare services in Egypt and deploying the latest telehealth technologies using advanced technology.
During Cairo ICT 2019, Vodafone displayed their tech solutions invested in the health insurance program including, IoT and telehealth services. These technologies were manifested in a simulation of an emergency vehicle that includes telemedicine unit. Furthermore, Vodafone demonstrated their application for video communication with doctors and specialists and the electronic database. These applications are aimed at developing the diagnosis process and reaching more patients in remote and rural areas. With these tech solutions, patients will have better access to healthcare centers and seek help in a more efficient and timely manner.
Visitors of Vodafone’s pavilion are taken on a tour to learn how to use the remote healthcare solutions known as; telehealth services. The Care Central telemedicine station operates through an electronic medical record that displays the patient's reports and medical history while adhering to security and privacy standards. The patient then receives the diagnosis results and the suitable electronic prescription. Furthermore, the patient can make visual interactive communication with specialists via the VIRTUAL EXAM ROOM, and through the Medical Tablet.
Vodafone’s pavilion also showcased its Medical Robotic Call Center, a robot-based customer service dedicated for patients. These robots are designed to process medical inquires and communicate with the patient to detect the symptoms in order to facilitate the process of diagnosis and medication. This helps save time and efforts spent in diagnosis and eliminates wait time in clinics, awaiting medical consultancy.
VSSE Receives EGP 1 bn from Vodafone Group to Expand its Services
Alexander Froment: Expansion reflects Vodafone Group’s dedication towards the Egyptian market that displays more stable economic atmosphere and booming investment scene
Cairo, Egypt XX Nov. 2019: In the light of the economic stability and promising investment atmosphere the Egyptian market witnesses, Vodafone Group announced their plans to expand their outsourcing services in the market and enhance their presence by acquiring Vodafone Shared Services in Egypt (VSSE). The one-billion-Egyptian-pound acquisition deal was unfolded during a press conference held on XXXX in the presence of the CEO of Vodafone Egypt, Alexander Froment, Head of Vodafone Shared Services, Gary Andy, as well as Head of Foreign Relations and Legal Affairs Sector Ayman Essam, and Vodafone Shared Services Customer Care Director, Amany Rabea.
During the conference, CEO of Vodafone Egypt, Alexander Froment, stated that Vodafone Group’s acquisition of Vodafone Shared Services in Egypt shows stresses the trust it has in the Egyptian market and the economic reform policies. Froment even praised the economic stability Egypt witnesses now and the promising investment opportunities the market offers, making Egypt an attractive destination for businesses lead by Vodafone Group. He also highlighted VSSE’s achievements contributing to the flourishing outsourcing field in Egypt making its performance a benchmark for outsourced customer services for its peers.
Head of Vodafone Shared Services, Gary Andy, said: “The technological sector in egypt is gaining more momentum to become the center of attention for many international companies and organizations especially in the outsourcing field and customer service and technical support. This is a result of the great efforts exerted during the past years, which motivated Vodafone Group to expand its investments in Egypt.”
Amany Rabea, Vodafone Shared Services Customer Care Director stated: “We consider this acquisition a great step that will enable Vodafone Egypt to expand and enhance VSSE. It also reflects and asserts VSSE’s abilities in providing prominent services and advanced technological solutions to many European countries through Vodafone Egypt. With more than 7,000 multi-lingual employees speaking 13 different languages, VSSE excelled expectations and kept an impressive pace with innovation and digital transformation.”
Vodafone Shared Services started operating in Egypt in 2002 with limited labor force of only 400 employees, to become the number one company in Egypt and the world in the outsourcing field. Furthermore, VSSE delivers the best services by adopting unique, fresh, and young talents. There are more than 22000 employees working in outsourcing services in Egypt, Europe and India collectively. Egypt only has three locations for operations in Cairo, Giza and Alexandria.
VSSE currently has 7,000 employees in Egypt and is planned for an annual expansion by 10-15%. Additionally, VSSE was developed to adopt more tools of digital transformation including the use of robotics, data analysis and artificial intelligence.
Vodafone Becomes the First Accredited Provider of Cloud Services by VMware in Egypt
Enhancing their digital services and solutions for public institutions and corporates
As part of their plan to expand and lead the field of cloud services in the Egyptian market, Vodafone Egypt has become the first and sole accredited provider by VMware of the cloud services in Egypt. This enhances Vodafone’s attempts to support and contribute to Egypt’s strategy to transform digitally in more organizations, public entities and entrepreneurial enterprises. Vodafone has been the partner of VMWare since 2005, causing it to be the first company to deploy the services of VMWare.
Enterprise Business-Unit Director, Karim Shehata, stated that the accreditation from VMW highlights Vodafone’s endeavors and commitment towards providing top-notch integrated services to their customers. Shehata added that this reflects the competence and expertise of Vodafone’s team and its technical support staff and their ability to help customers develop their IT operations, which is part of Vodafone's services to develop the ICT sector in Egypt.
He further added, “This technology enables immediacy in customer service and provides the needed tools to monitor and control the cloud of each enterprise. Moreover, it facilitates more expansion in businesses, and better application of security measures in less time.”
“Accrediting Vodafone comes as a part of our plans to expand in new markets especially in the MENA region, and to transform Egypt into a hub for advanced technological services,” said VMWare’s Regional Manager in Egypt, North Africa and the Levant, Ahmed Al Saadi.
As the first accredited partner of VMWare, Vodafone offers a diverse set of the cloud services including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Through its official website and sales reps, Vodafone offers its customers fully-fledged cloud services provided by VMWare at the best prices and with ease of access.
Vodafone Egypt, Faculty of Agriculture sign cooperation protocol to plant one million trees and develop smart agriculture research
In an attempt to curb CO2 emissions and preserve the environment
Vodafone Egypt, Faculty of Agriculture sign cooperation protocol to plant one million trees and develop smart agriculture research
In the presence of President of Cairo University Dr. Mohamed Othman El-Khosht, Vodafone Egypt signed a cooperation protocol with Cairo University’s Faculty of Agriculture to launch "Green Egypt" project, aiming to plant one million trees in four years. The project’s objective is to develop and support smart agriculture research. It is supervised by faculty professors, executed by agriculture students and technicians, and funded by Vodafone Egypt.
The signing Ceremony was attended by Vice President of Cairo University, Dr. Amr Mustafa Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Alexander Froment-Curtil CEO and Managing Director of Vodafone Egypt, Eng. Emad El Azhary, Head of Planning & Business Development of Vodafone Egypt, Eng. Osama Said Head of Vodafone Egypt, Noha Saad Head of External Communications & Media, as well as Mahira Hassan, Head of Sustainable Development & Secretary General of Vodafone Egypt Foundation, in addition to professors of the Faculty of Agriculture.
“Green Egypt project is of great importance and we are keen to implement it, not only to achieve an environmental balance and curb air pollution, but also to create new job opportunities that engage citizens in environment preservation cause,” said Dr. Mohamed El-Khosht, President of Cairo University.
El-Khosht added that what differentiates a civilized society from a non-civilized one is environmental awareness. He pointed out that this is the sole purpose of turning Egypt green, through collaborating with Vodafone Egypt, a responsible and credible partner, fully-dedicated to serving the community.
Dr. Mohamed El-Khosht reiterated that the university has had many ideas over the years, and it is now time to implement them on ground, setting an example through this partnership to others to play their role in the service of society.
“This partnership with Cairo University is of great significance to both parties who are working to ensure the success of this project. It also reflects Vodafone’s philosophy regarding serving the community as well as preserving the environment through increasing green spaces in Egypt,” said Alexandre Froment-Curtil, CEO of Vodafone Egypt.
Froment added that this project will help reduce carbon emissions and increase green spaces in Egypt. It also helps Vodafone fulfill their role towards the Egyptian society and take care of the surrounding environment through raising awareness of environmental issues and educating young people in the countryside about preserving the environment. He added that this partnership with Cairo University will help provide scientific research for the use of technology and the Internet of things to develop smart agriculture and irrigation systems.
Dr. Amr Mostafa, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, who signed the agreement, said that the launch of "Green Egypt" project aims to train students of the Faculty of Agriculture and achieve long-term economic and environmental goals. He added that the initiative produces more than a million olive trees and about 10 thousand citrus and mango trees to achieve the company's objectives in the service of the environment and contribute to the balance between several educational goals through training more than 2,500 students annually.
Vodafone introduces new Cloud services for government entities
Vodafone introduces new Cloud services for government entities
Vodafone collaborates with Dell Technologies to support digital transformation strategy
Egypt, Cairo- September 2019: In light of the rapid technological boom, Vodafone announced the expansion of their partnership with Dell Technologies to provide Cloud computing services to companies and government agencies, which aligns with the state’s strategy to achieve digital transformation.
Vodafone is proud to be the first cloud services operator in Egypt since 2012, serving more than 3000 different government entities and institutions operating in many sectors including education, health, banking, oil and energy, manufacture, retail, and tourism services.
Vodafone seeks partnerships to make Egypt one of the first countries to use cloud computing in daily use, either through private sector corporates or governmental entities. This comes in line with a strategic decision previously announced by the Egyptian government to activate this qualitative leap and achieve digital transformation.
“It is an honor to be one of Dell EMC’s few partners with the Global Platinum Strategic Service Provider title. And since becoming a Gold Solution Provider Partner in 2014 we have grown to become one of the largest Dell EMC resellers in Europe”, stated Karim Shehata, Enterprise Business Unit Director at Vodafone “The expansion of this successful partnership comes among Vodafone’s efforts to support ‘Transforming into a Digital Society’ project, in addition to putting databases into a unified digital system, and providing automated services to companies and organizations.”
“By expanding this partnership, Vodafone will be able to use the latest integrated data center technologies such as Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Software Defined Network (SDN), and add many cloud services that are being offered for the first time in Egypt, such as Hosted Private Cloud, Disaster Recovery as a Service. This proves that Vodafone is not only a communications partner, it also plays a major role in providing the latest advanced technology to the Egyptian society and various sectors,” Shehata added.
“It is not surprising that cloud computing is gaining popularity quickly in the Middle East. We hope that Egypt will soon become a global center for ICT services, and one of the leading countries in introducing Cloud computing technologies. This encourages us to expand our partnership with Vodafone. We predict that Egypt will make a great progress in technical and technological fields”, stated Tarek Heiba, Dell EMC Egypt and Libya General Manager.
Vodafone is an avant-garde company seeking to provide various beneficial applications and technological solutions to customers, which contributes to the digital transformation process. Additionally, the introduction of cloud computing technologies will further provide a safer and better future for Egyptian institutions and companies.
Dell is known for manufacturing laptops, notebooks, and award-winning workstations as well as other devices designed for specialized environments, monitors, endpoint security solutions and services. This makes Dell today the main driver supporting the workforce by all means that allows it to secure communication, high productivity, cooperation and communication from anywhere, anytime. Dell provides to customers many unique products and services.
In 1998, Vodafone Egypt started operating in the Egyptian telecom market with investments of LE 45 billion, contributing to the development of the telecommunications sector in Egypt. Vodafone Egypt is a provider of integrated telecommunications services including voice, data and corporate solutions.
Since its inception, Vodafone Egypt - supported by Vodafone Group's global expertise and local market research - has been able to offer innovative products tailored to the needs of its customers.
In 2014, Vodafone launched a two-year program to upgrade its network with investments of LE 9 billion, ready to launch 4G services. In October 2016, the company obtained the 4G license and its frequencies with an investment of 3.5 billion Egyptian pounds. In September 2017, the company launched 4G services in Egypt, Vodafone Egypt has grown over the past years to become the # 1 operator / network in Egypt, not only in terms of revenue but also in terms of acquiring the largest customer base, serving more than 40 One million customers (July 2016).
Vodafone is one of the biggest contributers in the Egyptian treasury, with more than 5 billion Egyptian pounds, and the company has invested more than 450 million pounds in community development projects through the "Vodafone Egypt Foundation for Community Development", Vodafone Egypt was selected as the best employer In Egypt for 6 years.
In 2018, the largest partnership between Vodafone Egypt and Liverpool's English team took place.
Vodafone Egypt Announces the First Solar Building in Bani Sweif
Vodafone Egypt announced the activation of the first solar building in Beni Suef, which comes a part of their goals to rely 100% on renewable energy by 2025, becoming the number one telecommunication developer that turns to energy production rather than consumption.
The building relies on power generation through fixed solar panels on its rooftop, with a production capacity of 90.48 Kilowatts per month, approximately 154.4 MW per year, which is equivalent to generating electricity for 19 houses a year
The Company revealed that this project contributes to the strengthening of the Egyptian Economy, and increasing the use of renewable energy in order to achieve sustainable development by 2030.
Vodafone Egypt is on track to expand its solar solutions to all the company’s buildings and data centers, saving energy and preserving the environment by reducing 109 tons of harmful CO2 emissions annually, creating a green Vodafone.
Vodafone launches the third edition of Hackathon 010 Innovation Competition to support young innovators and developers
VSPOR, Point of Life, and Agora are the top 3 projects at Vodafone Hackathon 010
Cairo, Egypt – 29 September 2019: Vodafone Egypt has launched the third edition of Hackathon 010 Innovation Competition, an annual event for developers and programmers participating in a four-day camp to find innovative solutions using ICT techniques. This year, Hackathon 010 invites Vodafone employees as well as techies, to develop new projects and ideas that support digital transformation system in Egypt.
“Vodafone supports the national digital transformation strategy by adapting ICT techniques to create innovative technological solutions for major challenges facing Egyptian society especially with healthcare, education, and environmental sustainability,” said Alexander Froment-Curtil, CEO of Vodafone Egypt.
He added that Vodafone is keen to empower young people, encourage them to be creative, and explore their innovative capabilities in the field of technology. Vodafone is the largest mobile developer that works with new and advanced technologies including artificial intelligence, application development, and more.
The hackathon judging panel consisted of key individuals and experienced professionals including; Alexandre Froment-Curtil Vodafone Egypt CEO, Wael Abdoush Country General Manager of IBM Egypt, Ayman Isamil Chairman and CEO of Mountain View and Chairman of Endeavor, Shahinaz Ghazy Commercial Operations Director Vodafone Egypt, and Dr.Fadel Digham Executive Director of R&D of the NTRA.
In achieving youth’s dreams, Vodafone discovers new cinematic faces
“Helm El-Shohra” first mobile service to discover talents
As a pioneer in the telecommunication sector, Vodafone Egypt launched a-first-of- its-kind service “Helm El-Shohra” that connects art with communications through discovering new talents for the Egyptian cinema via the mobile phone.
This service which provided an opportunity for the winners to be part of the cast of “Welad Rizk 2”; one of the most successful recent movies, is part of Vodafone’s series of continuous efforts in supporting the youth and introducing innovative digital entertainment content.
Since Vodafone announced the service and the competition, more than 1200 customers applied to participate in the auditions with the great director Tarek Al Eryan, the movie’s producer Moussa Eissa, Head of Products and Services at Vodafone Egypt, Mrs. Yosr Taher in addition to the stars of “Welad Rizk 2” movie. This committee selected the winners of the auditions; Wael Khalil and Bassel Abu Zeid who were supported by Vodafone to achieve their dream and participate in “Welad Rizk 2” movie with a selection from the Egyptian Cinema’s stars
The Head of Products and Services at Vodafone Egypt, Mrs. Yosr Taher said that Vodafone is keen to provide all what is new to its customers and keep pace with the current global trend which depends entirely on digital content. She added that the digitalization of this service is a new step in utilizing digital transformation in producing content for art and entertainment industry in Egypt. Taher stressed on Vodafone Egypt being the first digital operator in Egypt through providing effective digital services in the art & entertainment industry as well as its active support to the youth talents and the new cinematic faces in a new sophisticated way.
Vodafone Egypt held a press conference that was attended by the stars of “Welad Rizk 2” movie, the talented director Tarek Al Eryan, the producer Moussa Eissa and the artist Kareem Qassem in celebration of the movie’s launch in the cinemas as well as the announcement of the winners in “Helm El-Shohra” competition where they shared their experience with the attendees and received outstanding welcome from the media and guests.
Vodafone discusses “Artificial Intelligence” in its first technological gathering
Vodafone discusses “Artificial Intelligence” in its first technological gathering
Vodafone holds its very first AI technological conference
Vodafone Egypt held their very first technological concourse launching “Al Meet Up”, hosting various leaders and experts to conduct workshops and panels, discussing different solutions related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the development of technology in the future.
Being the first of its kinds in the telecommunications field, Vodafone’s “AI Meet Up” comes as part of their efforts to support the state’s vision achieve digital transformation. “AI Meet Up” aims at providing sufficient knowledge of “Artificial Intelligence” and the means of utilizing it in our lives.
The “Al Meet Up” gathering seeks to raise awareness of the importance of “Artificial Intelligence”. This aligns with the country’s digital transformation strategy to achieve 100% usage of “Artificial Intelligence” in various services and data analysis in order to enhance governmental performance and create an innovative working environment by 2030.
The workshop’s discussion panels introduced several AI models, researches, AI and data analysis solutions, in addition to the means to train new calibers in the AI field and solving the challenges facing them. The panels showcased the government’s strategies to keep up with global technological development and the fourth industrial revolution.
The conference hosted several technology specialists, university students, and renowned spokespersons, including Sally Abbas Kamel Radwan, ICT Minister’s Advisor for Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Hani Elgebaly, founder and CEO of AvidBeam Technologies Inc, and Dr. Sameh El Ansary, CEO of Novelari.
“Vodafone is keen on investing in the constantly developing and booming AI field, which is why we invited experts to attend our workshop,” said Emad El Azhary, Strategy and Business Development Director in Vodafone Egypt. El Azhary further emphasized the necessity to keep abreast of technological development and utilizing AI technology to provide better services to customers.
This conference comes as part of a series of upcoming events organized by Vodafone on artificial intelligence and technological innovation.
Vodafone sponsors Hack4Girlz program to empower women in technology
In cooperation with ICT Ministry and Microsoft Egypt
Vodafone sponsors Hack4Girlz program to empower women in technology
Vodafone Egypt honored the participating girls in Hack4Girls program, which was launched by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in collaboration with Microsoft Egypt for girls specializing in the field of programming, databases and information technology.
“It is without a doubt that jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics will for sure shape our future. Vodafone has always believed in the importance of empowering women and encouraging them to work in these fields”, stated Emad El Azhary, strategy and Business Development Director in Vodafone Egypt.
“Vodafone believes in the importance of empowering women and supporting them in technology-related field, which is why we’re sponsoring this program. It mainly aims at nourishing girls' technological innovation, raising their awareness of available opportunities in the fields of computer science, as well as enhancing their capabilities to create effective futuristic solutions using technological tools”, El Azhary added.
Through various initiatives and training programs, Vodafone seeks to educate girls and enable them to use information technology tools properly to innovate and develop applications and technological solutions, in order to overcome the challenges and problems facing the Egyptian society.
However, Vodafone continuously launches new initiatives and programs to support women employment especially in the field of telecommunications and information technology. Vodafone earlier launched STEM program for 14- 18 years old girls across 26 countries, benefiting more than 500 girls in Egypt and around the world. The program gives the chance to more than 40 girls in Egypt who excel in programming and technology, in recognition of women's role in implementing the digital transformation process, which the state seeks to achieve.
Ministry of Youth and Sports launches the first digital platform for youth employment and development in cooperation with Vodafone Egypt
Minister of Youth and Sports Dr.Ashraf Sobhy witnessed the signing of a joint cooperation protocol between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and Vodafone to launch a digital platform to support and sponsor entrepreneurial initiatives and projects, as well as providing youth with skills development career guidance in order to be ready for their futures.
The protocol signed between the two parties ensures that Vodafone will pick the best youth calibers from Egyptian schools and universities and various youth groups from civil society organizations in order to join the training and development courses that will be implemented within the company's various sections and departments which will help educate and grow future talents and support society through youth empowerment.
Moreover, the two parties agreed to conduct workshops for girls between the ages of 14 and 18 years to train them on Web Design and Coding, as well as implementing free of charge special talks and discussions online designed to allow youth to get education and training on how to develop and utilize their skills, as well as understand how to build successful career.
Moreover, the cooperation includes support the launch of "Yalla Sharek" -Vodafone’s voluntary program- in more than 4,000 youth centers all over Egypt’s governorates. The program aims to attract steamed volunteers to engage with their community whether through planning, physical effort, or contribution with personal or professional skills, as well as promote environmental programs.
On this occasion, Alexandre Froment-Curtil said: “We are very pleased to cooperate with Ministry of Youth and Sports which lies in comes in line with Vodafone’s belief in its important role in supporting Egyptian youth, as well as working constantly in line with the government’s approach to motivating and encouraging the young generations. Vodafone Egypt Sustainable Business Department fosters various special projects to help in creating opportunities for youth in the labor market and through this partnership Vodafone will have greater opportunity to enhance youth self-confidence and thus pave the way for their future success, help them gain experience and provide training opportunities.” added Froment-Curtil.
This partnership is not the first and will not be the last as Vodafone will continue providing new initiatives and programs to support and prepare young calibers who we believe are the true key to success in all sustainability and community development projects.” said Froment-Curtil.
A High level British delegation visits Vodafone headquarter in Smart Village
Minister Dr Liam Fox, UK Secretary of State for International Trade and British Ambassador to Egypt Sir Geoffrey Adams along with elite members of the British Embassy in Egypt visited Vodafone Egypt premises in Smart Village; where they met with Vodafone Egypt CEO Alexandre Froment Curtil and Ayman Essam Vodafone Egypt External Affairs and Legal Director.
During the visit Froment discussed Vodafone Egypt investments in the Egyptian market; and they concluded their visit with a tour in Vodafone call center and Vodafone Egypt's innovation lab.
Vodafone Egypt invests EGP 500 mn in Renewable energy resources by 2025 Vodafone Egypt begins establishing a solar energy power plant
Cairo, Egypt – March 2019:
In their efforts to make their operations more eco-friendly, Vodafone Egypt is targeting a higher percentage of clean energy usage by increasing their dependency on renewable energy from 13% to 100% by 2025. The leading mobile network operator in the Egyptian telecom sector is launching a bid to establish a solar power plant in Egypt, making it the first company to produce energy rather than just consume it.
The plant is expected to produce 20-50 MW with investments of more than EGP 500 mn covering the cost of constructions, energy production and distribution.
Egypt currently seeks becoming a regional electricity hub, through exchanging electricity with neighboring countries and collaborating with leading African ones to export electricity to countries in need. With this in mind, Vodafone’s plan to implement the solar energy plant aims at supporting the Egyptian economy and aligns with the government’s plans to increase the production of renewable energy, which also comes in line with Egypt’s Vision 2030.
Additionally, Vodafone Egypt CEO Alexandre Froment-Curtil, and Chief Financial Officer Rasha El-Azhary, conducted a site visit to the solar power plants in Benban, Aswan; during which they inspected companies participating in Vodafone’s solar plant tender.
Vodafone announces the exclusive sponsorship of ITS
Under the auspices of the Minister of ICT in Egypt, Dr. Amr Talaat
Vodafone announces the exclusive sponsorship of ITS
Cairo, Egypt – March 2019:
Vodafone Egypt sponsored the International Telecommunications Society (ITS), held in Egypt for the first time to shed light on the resources in Upper Egypt governorates to explore the opportunities of technological development. H.E Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, inaugurated the conference under the title of "The role of telecommunication technology in stimulating development". The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) organized the event in collaboration with Aswan University, which was held from 18th to 21st of February in Aswan.
ITS represents an opportunity for local and international pioneers, academic researchers, corporate representatives, and government entities, to share expertise in the industry creating a platform to discuss several topics specialized in economic, regulatory, and technical variables.
During his inauguration speech, H.E Dr. Amr Talaat expressed his delight to host the conference, expressing the significance of supporting digital transformation in the country. H.E Dr. Talaat stressed the need to intensify the efforts of government institutions and cooperate with private sector companies to develop the information and communications technology infrastructure and enhance digital services, especially in government entities. This has become one of the main priorities of the ministry, in addition to raising the quality and efficiency of current services provided to citizens.
Vodafone Egypt participated in more than one session, where Engineer Emad Al-Azhary, Strategy & Business Development Director, addressed the importance of sustaining research and developing the technical space in specialized disciplines. He reiterated the role that Vodafone now adopts, as a pioneer in advancing technology through Artificial Intelligence, by offering advanced services, solutions, and applications based on innovative mediums.
In another session, Tamer Basha, Technical Regulatory Affairs Manager at Vodafone, discussed the regulations relative to the 5G network. The deliberation included highlighting the challenges facing its implementation and methods to overcome them making the development of 5G networks as the greatest achievement in the mobile services sector.
In its first edition, ITS conference has been praised with unprecedented success, receiving more than 70 research papers, whilst the number of researchers participating in the event reached 220, 45 of whom were international researchers contributing to the country’s insights.
Vodafone turns couple dream wedding into reality
Winners of the contest danced the night off to latest song of “Al Hadaba”
Cairo, Egypt 21st February 2019: Vodafone announced the winning couple of its contest #fara7na_bel_hadaba; meaning our wedding with Al Hadaba Amr Diab, to turn their dream wedding into reality where Amr Diab entertained the guests with his latest songs as well as his timeless hits. The contest started with a call for engaged couples to send video clips in which they sing Al Hadaba’s song “Et3alemo” that was part of Amr Daib’s latest album launched in partnership with Vodafone.
With this competition going viral on online mediums, many companies partnered with Vodafone to complement this initiative. Mahgoub was the first to collaborate with Vodafone, where they contributed to the completion of the bride's home, alongside Samo Hagras, who designed the bride’s dress, and the makeup expert Alaa Al-Tounsi that styled the bride’s hair and make-up. Global brand Maybelline presented bridal gifts from all their products lines to the bride and the groom. Famous photographer Ahmed Ragheb sponsored the wedding’s coverage. The groom’s charming appearance was signed by designer Ahmed Fouad, the owner of the brand Mr. Tuxedos. Finally, Kempinski Hotel Royal Maxim Plaza, hosted the night and welcomed the bride and groom’s family and friends.
Guests enjoyed the songs of Amr Diab’s latest album “Kol Hayaty” lit the wedding on fire and made the night an unforgettable experience for everyone.
This celebration asserts Vodafone’s values that aim at contributing to the societies they operate in. Additionally, it reflects the company’s efforts to reach out for their users on ground, ensuring their satisfaction through not only providing excellent mobile services but also making their dreams come true.
It is not the first time Vodafone sponsors such event as they have sponsored another during their widely-celebrated campaign “Sha7na w Shabra2a” in which Oka, Ortega and Al Mared performed. This reflects how Vodafone is a leading communications and mobile services providers that uses innovation beyond these services to creating campaigns designed for the happiness of Egyptians.
Exclusive Vodafone Cash Phone Service Enhances Payment Services Nation-Wide
New service allows customers to pay bills and tuition fees Cairo, Egypt – 2019: Vodafone Egypt launched a new update to its Vodafone Cash e-payment services allowing users to pay gas, electricity, and water bills as well as university tuition fees through Vodafone’s branches across Egypt. This new service is the outcome of a fruitful collaboration with Fawry, which aims at expanding the e-payment users base from Vodafone customers by making their services available in more than 100,000 service points across Egypt. Additionally, Vodafone Cash made the tuition fees available for students of Faculty of Engineering at Ain Shams University, as well as Cairo University faculties and its students’ city. Alexandre Froment-Curtil, Vodafone Egypt CEO stated that Vodafone seeks expanding geographically in various governorates targeting a larger users base. He added that with Fawry’s help this service would spread in more than 100,000 service points providing residents of rural area with better access to Vodafone’s services. Froment added that Vodafone Cash plays a role in increasing the number of customers using banking transactions, which aligns with the ICT Ministry and the government’s strategic plans to endorse digital transformation. Ashraf Sabry, Founder and CEO of Fawry, affirmed that the partnership between Fawry and Vodafone is to increase e-payment services to include paying bills and tuition fees using mobile phones. It also reflects Vodafone and Fawry’s support of the government’s plan to enforce digitalization and e-payment. Vodafone is the first mobile remittance service provider. Over the years, the company has grown to become Egypt's No. 1 telecom provider not only in terms of revenues but also in terms of acquiring the largest customer base (serving more than 42 million customers 2018) and market share of 43% of the telecom market in Egypt
in collaboration with Fawry
New service allows customers to pay bills and tuition fees
Cairo, Egypt – 2019: Vodafone Egypt launched a new update to its Vodafone Cash e-payment services allowing users to pay gas, electricity, and water bills as well as university tuition fees through Vodafone’s branches across Egypt. This new service is the outcome of a fruitful collaboration with Fawry, which aims at expanding the e-payment users base from Vodafone customers by making their services available in more than 100,000 service points across Egypt.
Additionally, Vodafone Cash made the tuition fees available for students of Faculty of Engineering at Ain Shams University, as well as Cairo University faculties and its students’ city.
Alexandre Froment-Curtil, Vodafone Egypt CEO stated that Vodafone seeks expanding geographically in various governorates targeting a larger users base. He added that with Fawry’s help this service would spread in more than 100,000 service points providing residents of rural area with better access to Vodafone’s services.
Froment added that Vodafone Cash plays a role in increasing the number of customers using banking transactions, which aligns with the ICT Ministry and the government’s strategic plans to endorse digital transformation.
Ashraf Sabry, Founder and CEO of Fawry, affirmed that the partnership between Fawry and Vodafone is to increase e-payment services to include paying bills and tuition fees using mobile phones. It also reflects Vodafone and Fawry’s support of the government’s plan to enforce digitalization and e-payment.
Vodafone is the first mobile remittance service provider. Over the years, the company has grown to become Egypt's No. 1 telecom provider not only in terms of revenues but also in terms of acquiring the largest customer base (serving more than 42 million customers 2018) and market share of 43% of the telecom market in Egypt
Vodafone Marathon to support Banati Foundation for homeless girls
Cairo, Egypt – 3 February 2019: Vodafone Egypt – the Egyptian telecom operator - launched a charity marathon in collaboration with Banati Foundation, a non-profit organization aiming to help homeless children and especially – 15 year old girls. The organization focuses on reaching homeless children living on the streets of Cairo through assigning regular visits conducted by a team of credible social workers that aims to enhance their social and educational prosperity.
The marathon was attended by Alexandre Froment-Curtil, Vodafone Egypt CEO, Ayman Essam External Affairs & Legal Director, as well as Mahira Hassan, Sustainable Business Secretary Manager, along with a number of Vodafone’s employees and over 3,000 participants.
The run comes as part of Vodafone’s initiative to support Banati Foundation to raise awareness of the cause of homeless girls, shedding light on the foundation’s role in integrating social development in its portfolio of social responsibility. This reflects Vodafone’s strategic efforts in supporting community shared values for a cause that has received limited attention in the past.
Vodafone Egypt CEO, Alexandre Froment-Curtil expressed how this initiative sheds light on Vodafone’s efforts in developing countries stressing the company’s effort to support Egyptian women by helping them lead better lives. He praised Banati Foundation’s role in assisting underprivileged young women and children as well as providing them with enhanced education, shelter, and enhanced standard of living.
"We are delighted to collaborate with Vodafone, the leading provider of telecommunication services in Egypt, which helps us communicate our cause and encourages us to achieve our goals in helping young women and girls become active participants in our developing societies,” stated Dr. Hana Abo El-Ghar, Head of Board of Trustees at Banati Foundation.
"This initiative is part of Vodafone's prominent role in community development: collaborating with specialized NGOs to support social causes aligns with Vodafone's strategy to improve their quality of life and integrate these homeless children to be active participants in the country’s development," said Mahira Hassan, Sustainable Business Secretary Manager.
Hassan added that Vodafone has always been interested in supporting women and girls in Egypt, which is an integral part of their strategies and principles. The marathon helps reach many citizens of all age groups, especially young people, and encourages them to donate and support Banati Foundation in their pursuit to improve the quality of life for individuals and families in Egyptian society.