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.