The fundamental basis of developing smart cities is the establishment of strong communications infrastructure, said Tamer Hedayet, a member of Digital Economy and Technology General Division (DETGD) at the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) and Regional Director for Europe and the Middle East at Netsync Network Solutions.
He elaborated that building strong communications infrastructure necessitates a partnership between the ministries of communications and housing, whereby a specialised communications unit within each new city should be established in cooperation with the ministry of communications and information technology.
Hedayet pointed out that this communication unit is set to provide infrastructure for advanced communications networks from 4G networks to fibre cables, in order to save time and effort.
Egypt is making strong strides in the field of digital transformation, Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI) through the creation of smart cities and communities, which will put it in the ranks of technologically advanced countries in the coming period, he noted.
Additionally, he disclosed that his company has a distinguished programme for the establishment of smart cities, great experience in establishing smart cities in America and several European countries.
Furthermore, Hedayet added that he intends to invest heavily in the technology of smart cities benefiting from American expertise, with the aim of transferring such experience to Egypt through Netsync Network Solutions in the coming days, noting that there are cities in Egypt qualified to be smart, such as the New Administrative Capital (NAC), New Alamein, and Knowledge City in the NAC.