E-Signature and the Digital Economy in Egypt

25 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2006

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Abdel-Hameed Nawar

New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics; Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Political Science - Cairo University

Date Written: November 2005

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to analyze Egypt's experience in deploying e-signature with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) support. The paper identifies the supply and demand drivers and the size and potential growth of the market in Egypt. It is shown that the supply of the e-signature in Egypt is a cost-plus based. The market is relatively competitive and the market size is currently small, thus has high potential growth rate. Fully utilized deployed e-signature systems in major public utilities and services could lead to savings that amount to USD 100 million, an amount equal to Egypt's total IT exports per year. Outsourcing managed PKI services for financial and large-sized enterprises and e-government initiatives will drive large demand. Further developments in major information security-related areas are necessary and suggested.

Keywords: Interdomain Root, Bandwidth, PKI, CAs

JEL Classification: O38, L86

Suggested Citation

Nawar, Abdel-Hameed, E-Signature and the Digital Economy in Egypt (November 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=926584 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.926584

Abdel-Hameed Nawar (Contact Author)

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Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Political Science - Cairo University ( email )

Cairo University
Giza, 12613
Egypt

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