Microsoft collaborates with Telecom Egypt to extend its cloud network to Egypt. Telecom Egypt would provide low-latency connectivity into and across Egypt to help enhance performance and increase reliability for customers of Microsoft cloud services.
Microsoft’s global network connects Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure of more than 100 data centers, 135 edge node locations and more than 100,000 miles of fiber and undersea cable systems to deliver Microsoft cloud services to customers. Microsoft’s collaboration with Telecom Egypt and its new data center Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Egypt would further enhance delivery of services to customers in Egypt, 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.
“Through our collaboration with Telecom Egypt, we are extending Microsoft’s global network in Egypt and improving connectivity across North Africa and the Middle East,” said Yousef Khalidi, corporate vice president, Azure Networking, Microsoft. “We are continuously investing to increase the size, speed, reliability and intelligence of Microsoft’s global network to help enable the digital transformation of organizations and enterprises locally and abroad.”
“We are pleased to partner with Microsoft as it represents one of the first steps toward our strategic digital transformation plan,” said Adel Hamed, chief operating officer, Telecom Egypt. “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.”
Egypt’s distinctive geographic location on the Red and Mediterranean seas has enabled Telecom Egypt to connect more than 11 cable systems from the east and 13 from the west linked with the Red-Med Corridor consisting of 7 diversified routes across Egypt.
“Microsoft is committed to providing world-class cloud services to enable and accelerate the digital transformation of organizations, businesses and people in Egypt,” said Khaled Abdel Kader, general manager of Microsoft Egypt. “Our collaboration with Telecom Egypt and Microsoft’s investment in the country will further empower Egypt to achieve more through Microsoft services.”