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Telecom Egypt and Grid Telecom to build subsea system connecting Egypt and Greece

Telecom Egypt and Grid Telecom to build subsea system connecting Egypt and Greece

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Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cables operators in the region and Grid Telecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) in Greece, has signed a collaboration agreement to build a subsea system connecting Egypt and Greece. 

Egypt’s Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology, Dr Amr Talaat, witnessed the signing ceremony held in Cairo, Egypt. The Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, Adel Hamed and the Chairman and CEO of IPTO, Manos Manousakis, signed the agreement.

This agreement is a testimony of the strategic co-operation between Telecom Egypt and Grid Telecom. It comes in line with Telecom Egypt’s strategy of strengthening its infrastructure, expanding its international network and increasing its entry points to Europe by providing an eastern gateway via Greece through the new subsea system. 

The system will connect Port Said in Egypt to Crete island – making it the shortest, lowest latency, Mediterranean path between Egypt and Europe, extending northwards to the Balkans region and adjacent important destinations in Central and Western Europe and southwards to the Arabian Peninsula and other regions in Africa and Asia. 

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