Redline Communications has announced that Egyptian ISP EgyNet has chosen its RedMAX family of WiMAX products to build a broadband wireless network in the tourist resort and scuba diving hub of Sharm el-Sheikh. The project forms part of an initiative by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT). EgyNet was licensed to provide wireless internet services to the region through the WIESC (While In Egypt Stay Connected) programme of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). WiMAX network design, integration and rollout are being managed by Alkan Telecom, a system integrator which partners Redline in Egypt. The RedMAX network is being designed to serve the 3.5 million tourists that visit the region each year, as well as local businesses and residents. The network will be expanded to cover more areas of the Sinai Peninsula in 2008.