The Egyptian National Postal Organisation and Bahrain-based Beyon Connect, a subsidiary of Batelco, reached an agreement to establish a new joint venture to deploy digital postbox solutions.
According to an official statement, the agreement is in line with Egypt’s strategy and Vision 2030 to accelerate the digital transformation in the public sector.
Beyon Connect will offer OneBox solution, the first digital postbox in the Middle East, to the joint venture company in Egypt, said the statement. OneBoxwill enables national secure communication between the public sector, private businesses, and Egyptian residents in one secure, convenient, sustainable, and spam-free digital space.
Dr. Sharif Farouk, Egypt Post Chairman empahsised on the importance of this partnership with Beyon Connect that will bring to Egypt one of the most advanced technologies being used in Europe and the Middle East that will provide a secure and reliable platform as a National secure communication between the public sector, private businesses and Egyptian citizens.
“COVID-19 has proved the fundamental need for efficient and reliable digital services to enable nationwide effective communication in times of crisis, and the services are in line with the Egyptian government policy towards sustainable development,” Sharif added.
Meanwhile, the CEO of Beyon Connect, Christian Rasmussen, said: “We are excited to export Beyon Connect’s leading market innovations of OneID and OneBox from Bahrain to create a more sustainable and secure digital backbone for Egypt.”
Egypt Post was established in 1865 and is one of the oldest governmental institutions not only in Egypt but also in MENA. Egypt Post is the designated postal operator of Universal Postal.