Oxford Business Group (OBG) released a report which maps out the endeavors of the Egyptian government to deploy the information and communication technology (ICT) sector as a catalyst for its digital transformation drive. The report, which focuses on three key areas: economic foundations, sector mobilisation, and future transformation, examines the performance of the ICT industry in 2020 and how digital solutions contributed to addressing the pandemic-induced demand for telecoms’ services. It further sheds light on the investment opportunities Egypt needs to implement, and which require upgrades in order to provide new ICT products and services led by 5G technology. ‘Egypt is spearheading the initiatives for leveraging the application of advanced digital technologies to better serve citizens, increase productivity, and support the economy. We aim to deploy technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), data science, and the internet of things (IoT) in order to address pressing challenges in fields like urban planning, health care and medicine, agriculture and irrigation, water management, education, and resource optimisation,’ ICT Minister Amr Talaat stated in his interview to the OBG.