Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Yasser al-Qadi, had said that the Ministry will implement a strategy to turn Egypt into a regional and global hub for data.
The strategy is based on two important hubs, namely the attraction of investments and to attract global data centers which could utilize the geographic location of Egypt in the middle of the globe and the passage of 17 marine cables through the country’s waters to connect the East with the West.
The government is heavily investing in telecom infrastructure and the progressive infrastructure upgrades and deployment of fiber optical cables across the country. The country is a key communications node, hosting submarine fiber-optic cables to connect with Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Ongoing investment in high-speed broadband infrastructure has accelerated the development and adoption of ICT services. There is a white spot of Data Centers & Clouds in the Middle East accounting for the high APAC latency. There is a golden opportunity in building a network of Data Centers in Egypt, utilizing the strategic location and high-quality infrastructure in its tech parks, which could save at least a 150ms from Gulf and Far East routes.
A GDP of US $331 billion, the country’s top service providers include Vodafone, Etisalat and TE Data. Egypt has 36 internet users per 100 and the connectivity ecosystem is made up of 7 colocation data centers, 12 cloud service providers and 2 network fabrics.
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