Telecom Egypt, Google strike network infrastructure deal

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Telecom Egypt has struck a deal with Google to provide it with a first-of-its-kind layer three meshed solution on its redundant and resilient Egypt-crossing network infrastructure.

In parallel, Google will also be given capacity on Telecom Egypt’s Mediterranean submarine cable, TE North.

According to the operator, which is the country’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cable operators in the region, the project will connect several cable landing stations in the Red and Mediterranean Seas over diverse routes.

The deal, expected to go live in the first half of 2021, will increase the reliability of Google’s international transit traffic, providing an elevated level of robustness. “Our network infrastructure can reroute traffic as needed in less than 50 milliseconds and will also offer high-quality availability features with an SLA portal,” Telecom Egypt said in a statement.

It added that it offers the lowest latency and the shortest, most efficient protected path from Africa and Asia to Europe. “We are working on multiple layers of network infrastructure diversity, such as establishing new subsea landing stations and crossing routes as well as investing in new subsea systems and solutions,” the statement noted.

Telecom Egypt has developed mesh network solutions that span the Mediterranean Sea, cross Egypt, and extend all the way to Singapore.