14 June 2019
Telecom Egypt has signed a landing party agreement worth USD45m with Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) Cable International Network and PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, the Hong Kong telecom service provider.
The company clarified that PEACE is a 12,000 km long cable system with landings in Pakistan, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya and France that provides open, flexible and carrier-neutral services for its customer base.
“The PEACE cable will cross Egypt through new diversified terrestrial routes between the Zafarana and AbouTalat cable landing stations, where Telecom Egypt will provide PEACE with brand new state of the art landing facilities,” said the Egyptian firm.
Telecom Egypt’s managing director and chief executive officer Adel Hamed said that the deal marks the addition of another cable system to Telecom Egypt’s vast network of submarine cables, “exhibiting clearly that Egypt is the ideal digital route and partner of choice” for international traffic from the east to the west.
“Telecom Egypt boasts several differentiation factors in the submarine cable industry that will enable it to realise its vision to become a regional and African digital hub for content providers,” Hamed added.
Headquartered in the capital Cairo, Telecom Egypt has 17 subsidiaries operating across British Islands, western Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East.