Inauguration of Telecom Egypt’s Red2Med cable
The Minister of Communications inaugurates the new “Red2Med” submarine cable owned by Telecom Egypt
October 27, 2022
The cable runs from Ras Ghareb landing point in the Red Sea to Port Said landing station in the Mediterranean via the Golden Path on Al Murshideen Road (ICE)
Dr. Amr Talaat: The establishment of the new Al Morshedeen cable and path has been a dream in the ICT sector for 20 years, and we were able to achieve it in one year.
The cable represents the shortest and fastest data transmission paths between East and West and the continents of Africa, Europe and Asia
Today, Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, accompanied by Major General Amr Hanafy, Governor of the Red Sea, and Engineer Adel Hamed, CEO of Telecom Egypt, inaugurated the new submarine cable 100% owned by Telecom Egypt Red2Med, which runs from the Ras Gharib landing point in the Red Sea Governorate to the Port Said city landing station in the Mediterranean via the Golden Path on the Path of Guides (ICE); Cable is the shortest and fastest way to transfer data between East and West and the most secure. It is also a qualitative leap in the transit routes of submarine cables between East and West and linking the continents of Africa, Europe and Asia. This strengthens Egypt’s position as a global data transmission center and increases the efficiency of Egypt’s international telecommunications infrastructure.
Dr. Amr Talaat listened to a detailed explanation from Telecom Egypt officials on its future strategic plans to expand its international network via international submarine cables to connect East and West, and the importance of the cable system Red2Med submarines, which starts in the Red Sea, passes through the Suez Canal and reaches the Mediterranean.
Dr. Amr Talaat hoisted the Egyptian flag as the naval landing ship arrived at Ras Ghareb beach, to announce the successful landing process of the new Red2Med submarine cable system.
And in his word; Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, explained that the launch of the new Red2Med submarine cable system is a continuation of Egypt’s successes in the field of submarine cables. international sailors, in light of the will of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies on the optimal investment of the unique geographical situation of Egypt, which gives it a major strategic advantage during its crossing of its territory. More than 90% of the data is between East and West; He explained that the implementation of the new Al-Murshideen road cable and route has been a dream in the communications and information technology sector for 20 years and was implemented in just one year, and that its launch today and its availability to countries that depend on Egypt to transmit data is a solid step in strengthening Egypt’s strategic position in this field.
Dr. Amr Talaat added that the efforts made to develop the information infrastructure has doubled the average fixed internet speed in Egypt to become the first on the African continent in terms of average fixed internet speed.
For his part, Eng. Adel Hamed, Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, said the launch of the Red2Med cable is a unique milestone and a qualitative leap in the field of submarine cables that strengthens Egypt’s position as a regional hub for data transmission between East and West. Data is the shortest, fastest and most secure,” stressing that the company will continue to invest in developing and upgrading its international infrastructure to improve the efficiency of communications and technology services in the world. information in Egypt and the region.
This is the Red2Med submarine cable No. 15 for Telecom Egypt, and it consists of three sectors that stand out for their distance from the usual public roads, since it starts south of the Al-Faston maritime link towards the Red Sea, which connects the landing stations in the Red Sea, Ras Ghareb, Zafarana and Suez, then extends north to the path (ICE) along the west bank of the Suez Canal, from a length of 200 km, to connect Suez Landing Station 2 and Port Said Landing Station 2, to finally connect to the Fieston maritime link for the Mediterranean Sea, which is planned to connect the landing stations in the Mediterranean, thus promoting a better international connection between East and West. It becomes the shortest and fastest route linking the three continents of Europe, Africa and Asia.
It should be mentioned that Telecom Egypt has made great strides over the past few years in developing its international and local infrastructure in order to maintain its leadership in the Egyptian telecommunications market and, at the same time, strengthen the distinguished strategic position of Egypt in the field of telecommunications at the regional and international level. , as it invests heavily in the infrastructure of cable systems. Maritime to provide the shortest and most reliable means of connecting Asia, Africa and Europe, maximizing the advantages of Egypt’s geographical location and strengthening its strategic position as a regional and global hub for data traffic and a connecting gateway to the Africa and Middle East region with Europe, making it one of the most promising markets in the booming field of data centers.
To achieve this goal, Telecom Egypt has injected huge investments amounting to around half a billion dollars over the past ten years, to strengthen and develop the international infrastructure, including landing stations and the ground tracks connecting them, and invested another half a billion dollars in the same period to geographically expand its network by road. Entering as a member of international alliances that own submarine cables transiting through the Arab Republic of Egypt, bringing the company’s total infrastructure investments to more than $1 billion over the past ten years.
All these efforts culminated in the inauguration by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of a number of projects aimed at developing the international communications infrastructure for Telecom Egypt during the celebration of the inauguration of a number of “Digital Egypt” projects, led by the opening of the International Data Center in the Smart Village and the opening of landing stations in Ras Ghareb, Zafarana and Sidi Kerir.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Eng. Mohamed Nasr El-Din, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology for International Information Infrastructure, and a number of Telecom Egypt executives.