If we are going to speak about Egypt, the infrastructure, whether cable and broadband internet landlines or 5G, we need a leap in both. Digital transformation depends on several aspects, such as the preparedness of all concerned ministries and bodies for it, the acceptance of the population, and presence of policies to accelerate it.
Also, it needs importers, manufactures, and assemblers of such technologies, as well as investors who are willing to invest in such infrastructure.
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the political leadership's stance towards digital transformation as a strategic direction for Egypt it would certainly boost the infrastructure. COVID-19 played a major role in the acceptance of the digital transformation, with the remote working and learning.
We certainly need to stop and study how this pandemic proved that the majority of business, banking, education, and health care can be digitalised.
However, our infrastructure is still not fully ready to provide digital services to Egypt's population of 100 million.