Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sharm & Luxor go WiFi

A USAID-funded project to promote connectivity in Egypt, has built municipal wireless broadband networks in Luxor and Naama Bay in Sharm El Sheikh.

The While in Egypt Stay Connected (WIESC) project is working with the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to expand internet connectivity among Egyptian tourist cities, complementing the growth of Egypt’s dynamic technology sector.

“We’re very excited to announce that our WiFi networks are up and running in these key Egyptian cities, allowing everyone the opportunity to experience the reliability and speed of the network.,“ said USAID marketing advisor Nihal Soliman.

“The WIESC project has succeeded in helping Luxor and Sharm el Sheikh join the growing ranks of wireless city networks such as Philadelphia, Taiwan and London.”

Luxor, Egypt’s ancient city of magnificent historical monuments, has stepped into the online world. Visitors to this top tourist destination are now able to surf the Internet, upload pictures and chat with online using WiFi technology from virtually anywhere in the city.

As Egypt’s premiere Red Sea resort city, Sharm El Sheikh is capitalising on the WiFi expansion too. Conference participants and beach-goers alike can enjoy fast Internet access from the boardroom to the beach and everywhere in between.

With wireless access at cafes, fast food restaurants, airports, and in large-scale wireless areas in Luxor and Naama Bay, visitors are able to stay connected to their family, friends and colleagues while in Egypt, said Soliman.

-TradeArabia News Service

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