Telecom Egypt and Google sign mesh project agreement

Telecom Egypt and Google sign mesh project agreement

Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cable operators in the region, has announced an agreement with Google.

Under the terms of the agreement Telecom Egypt will provide Google with what is described as a first-of-its-kind layer three meshed solution on Telecom Egypt’s redundant and resilient Egypt-crossing network infrastructure. Google will also be given capacity on Telecom Egypt’s Mediterranean submarine cable, TE North.

This mesh project connects several cable landing stations in the Red and Mediterranean Seas over diverse routes and, says Telecom Egypt, will increase the reliability of Google’s international transit traffic, providing an elevated level of robustness. The project is expected to go live in the first half of 2021.

Telecom Egypt says its network can reroute traffic as needed in less than 50 milliseconds and will also offer high-quality availability features with an SLA portal.

Telecom Egypt says it offers the lowest latency and the shortest, most efficient protected path from Africa and Asia to Europe. It adds that it is working on multiple layers of infrastructure diversity, such as establishing new subsea landing stations and crossing routes as well as investing in new subsea systems and solutions.

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

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