Cooperation Agreements to be signed between Egypt's National Telecommunication Institute and Canadian Technology Firms

    MONTREAL, June 13 /CNW/ - H.E. Dr. Tarek Kamel, the Egyptian Minister of
Communications and Information Technology, is heading a delegation of 75
business and government officials from Egypt to develop government and
business partnerships with Canadian businesses and government officials. As
part of the official visit to Canada, Minister Kamel will witness the signing
of two cooperation agreements between the National Telecommunication Institute
(NTI) and Montreal-based companies SR Telecom and Goulet Telecom.
    The cooperation agreement with SR Telecom will establish a training lab
at the NTI facilities in Egypt. SR Telecom, a pioneer in the manufacturing,
design, and deployment of wireless telecommunications equipment and WiMAX
technology, will also train two NTI engineers at the company's premises in
    A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will also be signed between NTI and
Goulet Telecom, a major international player in the field of
telecommunications training and consultancy, to provide a range of
telecommunications programs across Egypt as well as other regions in Africa
and the Middle East.
    "The signing of these two agreements reinforces NTI's position and role
as a leading training and consultancy institution in Egypt and in the Middle
East," said Dr. Ahmed El Sherbini, Director of NTI.

    About National Telecommunications Institute:

    The National Telecommunication Institute (NTI) was founded in 1984 to be
a scientific institute with university status affiliated to the Ministry of
Communications and Information Technology (MCIT). The important Role, played
by NTI has become very apparent and at the heart of the development. NTI is
considered a center of excellence, a leading training and educational
institution, and focal point for applied research activities in the field of
telecommunications. The research and training facilities in all different
departments together with a team of highly qualified researchers and technical
staff enhance NTI capabilities to provide services and support for the
telecommunications sector not only in Egypt but also in the rest of the Arab
world and the whole region.

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