Telecom Egypt is set to provide Google with a 3 mesh network solution. The agreement will cover several areas of TE’s redundant yet resilient network infrastructure in Egypt. In the agreement, Google will have some of the capacity on TE North – TE’s Mediterranean submarine cable. That project will go live during the first half of 2021.
The plan should connect several cable landing stations in the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea covering diverse routes and increasing the reliability of Google’s international transit traffic while providing a robust level of elevation.
TE’s network easily reroutes traffic as required within less than 50 milliseconds while offering high-quality features on the SPLA portal. Senior Director of EMEA Infrastructure at Google Cloud, Mark Sokol expressed his pleasure in signing the agreement with TE.
TE’s CEO and Managing Director Adel Hamed said the agreement comes in line with the strategy to solidify Egypt’s position as a digital hub connecting continents through TE’s resilient, multi-routed, and low latency mesh network.
Hisham El Nazer, the Country Manager at Google Egypt described how the rapidly expanding internet penetration across Egypt enhances the capacity of transit traffic, enhancing the usage potential.
TE is among the largest subsea cable operators in the region. It offers the global telecommunications community access to international capacity at low latency. It also grants the shortest connectivity path from Africa-Asia to Europe.