Telecom Egypt and Microsoft announce Egypt’s first Cloud Network

Feb 28, 2019

Microsoft and Telecom Egypt announce Egypt’s first Cloud Network to enhance delivery of services to customers.

Telecom Egypt

Telecom Egypt and Microsoft have reached an agreement to collaborate in extending Microsoft’s cloud network to Egypt. This agreement was reached on the sideline of ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain.

The collaboration will see Telecom Egypt provide low-latency connectivity into and across Egypt. To help enhance performace and increase reliability for customers of Microsoft services. Microsoft will also increase its reach to the Egyptian market and improve connectivity across North Africa and the middle East.

The new point of presence in Egypt according to Microsoft will benefit from a direct connection to Microsoft’s global infrastructure. To enhance the delivery of numerous services for customers. Its network investment will increase capacity and use the latest in network optimization for the delivery of Microsoft services in Egypt.

Telecom Egypt Collaboration

We are pleased to partner with Microsoft. As it represents one of the first steps toward our strategic digital transformation plan. Telecom Egypt’s geographical position and its digital infrastructure will enable major cloud providers such as Microsoft to enhance their reach to consumers and enterprises in Egypt as well as reach other markets.” – Adel Hamed, Telecom Egypt Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Dr. Amr Talaat says its Ministry appreciates partnerships that empower local institutions. He also shared that “Egypt is moving towards achieving a promising digital transformation strategy to build a strong economy“. A move Dr. Amr Talaat says is in line with the 2030 Egypt Sustainable Development strategy.

Microsoft Egypt General Manager, Khaled Abdel Kader about the collaboration said: “Microsoft is committed to providing world-class cloud services to enable and accelerate the digital transformation of organizations, businesses and people in Egypt.
Our collaboration with Telecom Egypt and Microsoft’s investment in the country will further empower Egypt to achieve more through Microsoft services.
The new enhanced network presence in Egypt will connect via Microsoft’s global network to transatlantic and trans-Arabian paths, which will improve connectivity across North Africa and the Middle East, including enhancing connectivity to the new Microsoft cloud regions in development in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates