Intel Corporation continues push of WiMAX in Egypt through partnership with National Telecommunications Institute
In a bid to continue driving greater access to technology and the online world through WiMAX technology, Intel has teamed up with the National Telecommunications Institute (NTI) in Egypt to establish a wireless training lab at the NTI’s facility in Smart Village and implement a training and certification program on WiMAX technology in Egypt. The Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony took place last month during the first official visit of Intel CEO Paul Otellini to Egypt.
“The growth of WiMAX in Egypt is a positive sign that a greater number of people are becoming more open to the benefits that technology brings,” says Khaled Elamrawi, Intel General Manager Egypt, Levant and North Africa. “This leads to a greater understanding of technology which will in turn benefit their communities.”
Intel will be providing the NTI with the equipment, software, technical support, information and setup needed to ensure that the lab runs smoothly, which comes as part of Intel’s desire to boost the local expertise in computing and communication technologies to serve the needs of the regional markets.
As an early member of the WiMAX Forum, Intel has been pushing for greater use of WiMAX technology to reach large communities. A substantial need for Internet access in areas where cable connectivity is not present exists, with WiMAX an ideal way of bypassing this dilemma.