TE, Microsoft sign deal to establish data center in Egypt

Telecom Egypt (TE) and Microsoft Corporation signed on Wednesday 27/2/2019 an agreement to establish the first data center of Microsoft in Egypt.

The deal aims at extending Microsoft’s cloud network in Egypt, in addition to improving its connectivity across North Africa and the Middle East.

The signing ceremony was held on the sidelines of the participation of Minister of Information and Communications Technology Amr Talaat in the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona, according to a press release by TE.

Our commitment to the industry comes in line with the government’s Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030,” Talaat said.

Egypt is capitalizing on its unique geographic location, which makes it a hub for digital businesses and data center activity due to the strong presence of submarine cables passing through both the Red and Mediterranean seas, he added.

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, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Azure Networking Yousef Khalidi said.

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, he added.

Source: State Information Service Egypt