New Campign to Introduce Israeli Telecom Technologies to African Companies towards MWC, Barcelona Next Year

November 18, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Posted in Africa, export, ICT, Israel, Start-ups, Telecom | Leave a comment
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With about 56 Israeli companies (doubled from last year) and a very diverse portfolio containing innovative, advanced and technology-proved solutions, we are excited towards coming to MWC 2011 and meeting with our African potential partners & customers. It is with great pride that we look forward to presenting them with the great innovations coming from Israel.

Israeli companies drive value in 2010

Israeli companies drive value in 2010

The telecom market is growing rapidly, and will continue to grow, exponentially in the coming years. That is true globally and in relation to Africa, in particular.

The fast growth of the telecommunications market in Africa, along with the stabilization of the “traditional” western markets, makes Africa a desirable market for telecommunications vendors. Many of the vendors, presenting in Israel national Pavilion, wish to penetrate the African market. Full article.

South Africa Shows Great Interest in Israeli New-Media Technologies

September 23, 2010 at 10:15 am | Posted in export, ICT, Israel, new media | Leave a comment
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More than a 100 meetings between Israeli technology companies to South African and African media companies last week in global media event in Amsterdam. Following the Visit of Israel’s Efrat Fenigson to South Africa in July and a seminar on new-media technologies from Israel, many of South Africa’s TV operators, broadcasters and related companies visited the Israeli pavilion at the IBC Amsterdam exhibition and conference.

The Embassy of Israel thanks all the south Africans that have visited our pavilion and that expressed interest to cooperate with Israeli companies. for us, it is a start of long term partnership. We invite you to come to Israel to attend Contech Israel 2010 (8-10 November), to meet more Israeli technology providers and meet global industry leaders at the conference.


The Embassy of Israel stands in support of the South African broadcasting industry in its efforts to keep the decision to adopt the European digital broadcasting standard DVB-S. We believe that that is the right standard for South Africa, both in technological point of view and social point of view. There s no doubt that in terms of economy of scale, the Euroean standard is more valuable, while the Japanese one, will limit the SA industry to the local market.

Israel’s e-Gov Technologies can Improve Service Delivery in South Africa

April 6, 2010 at 10:05 am | Posted in Africa, ICT, Israel, software, South Africa | 1 Comment
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One hour of government official in Israel costs in averrage USD30 . if you multiply it by the number of e-Transactions and e-Forms submitted in Israel every year you get 120 Million USD. Having in mind that the Israeli government spends 20 Million Dollars annualy on e-Gov services, you get a saving of 100 Million USD every year and an improvement of the service delivery and a happy Israeli citizen. Doesn’t it make much more sense?

Israel’s experience with e-Gov services is very successful. 3.2 Million visitors at e-Gov web sites every months; 250,000 forms submitted online every month; 21%of all government transactions are done online. the UN ranked Israel 17th in its last e-Readiness ranking in 2008.

In the coming July, after the World Cup, an Israeli delegation of Software companies will visit South Africa to meet with decision makers in the public and private sectors.

Below is a presentation I gave last month at the 4th Annual e-Gov Africa Forum 2010 held in Maputo, Mozambique.

Israel e-Gov strategy

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