Motorola expands regional operations in Egypt

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Published May 30th, 2011 - 12:50 GMT
Samer Bedair, Motorola Country Manager; Magued Osman, Egyptian ICT Minister; Margaret Scobey, the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt; and Graeme Hobbs, Chairman of Motorola
Samer Bedair, Motorola Country Manager; Magued Osman, Egyptian ICT Minister; Margaret Scobey, the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt; and Graeme Hobbs, Chairman of Motorola

Motorola Solutions has today opened a key office for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in Cairo, Egypt. This strategic expansion in Egypt will not only see Motorola continue to deliver its leading mission-critical communication products and services directly to Egyptian customers, but also enable Motorola to enhance the Cairo base of operations to be the newest Regional Engineering Centre supporting many other customers outside of Egypt.

Motorola’s rich and longstanding heritage in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and dedication to providing technology solutions make it a market leader in the region.

Cairo’s new operation will be harnessing local expertise and talent to facilitate expanding the emerging market in Egypt, with up to 20 jobs being generated over time.

Motorola appreciates and understands that Cairo has an excellent engineering pedigree with great educational facilities and, as such, is a strongly desired location for high-tech companies.

Dr. Magued Osman, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Cairo, Egypt, said, “The priority of the Ministry nowadays is to continue building on the successes of the sector throughout the past 10 years, boosting efficiency and performance across all sectors and actively driving national economic growth.

MCIT’s achievements have had a positive impact on all facets of life. Across various tracks the ministry has worked to develop nationwide telecommunications infrastructure, to use ICT in the development of  education, health and other key sectors, and to provide an enabling environment for investment, research and development (R&D) and entrepreneurship – all with a view to creating opportunities, for individuals, business and society. And in all areas of activity, MCIT has sought to develop the human resources necessary to guarantee the success and sustainability of its programs and initiatives.

Looking forward, we view the Egyptian ICT sector as an enabler and safe haven for foreign investments, allowing Egypt to continue its position as a hub for off shoring & outsourcing, and creating job opportunities. We are sure that efforts in this direction will contribute positively to economic recovery that Egypt is seeking as a part of the aspiration & demands of Egyptian People in the after revolution phase.

I am pleased to wittiness Motorola  inauguration event, which contributes to Egypt’s vision for economic growth not only in generating new jobs for the country, but further cementing Egypt’s position as a hub for technology and trade.”

Motaz Hourani, Vice President, Motorola Solutions, Middle East and North Africa, said, “Egypt’s technology market is gaining significant momentum during this dynamic time of change, and with an enhanced local presence Motorola Solutions will be able to provide a sharp strategic and operational focus that is both clear and purpose-driven. We see Egypt as a focal point for trade in North Africa, and we are committed to providing the talent and resources to our new Cairo office to deliver superior customer and partner experiences.”

Dr. Ismail Mashhour, Managing Director, Systel, commented, “For close to 30 years Motorola and Systel have enjoyed a close working relationship.

Total customer satisfaction is the driving force for the two companies, yielding significant value to our customers’ operations and personnel. Together we have been able to provide a rich experience to more than 1,000 Systel employees working with Motorola in Egypt, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Motorola's initiative in setting up the resources for the Engineering Services in Egypt is another major milestone in its relationship and recognition of the value of Egypt and the Egyptian people."

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