The move will enhance performance and improve reliability and connectivity of Microsoft services for customers across Egypt.
U.S. tech giant, Microsoft Corp. has recently announced its collaboration with telco firm Telecom Egypt to extend its cloud network to Egypt. Sources close to the move state that Telecom Egypt, as part of this collaboration, will provide low-latency connectivity across Egypt to help increase reliability and enhance performance for Microsoft services customers.
According to a press release, Yousef Khalidi, Corporate VP, Azure Networking, Microsoft, said that the company, through its collaboration with Telecom Egypt, will extend its global network in Egypt and improve connectivity across the Middle East and North Africa.
He said that the firm is continuously investing in its global network to gain increased speed, size, reliability and intelligence that helps enable the digital transformation of enterprises and organizations locally and worldwide.
For the record, Microsoft’s global network is one of the largest and most advanced cloud networks in the world. It connects over 100 datacenters, 135 edge node locations and over 100,000 miles of undersea cables and fibers to deliver Microsoft services to customers.
Pleased with the move, Adel Hamed, COO, Telecom Egypt, said that the company is delighted to partner with Microsoft as it represents one of the first steps toward its strategic digital transformation plan. He said that Telecom Egypt’s native location and digital infrastructure will allow major cloud providers such as Microsoft to expand their reach to consumers and enterprises in Egypt as well as to other markets.
Khaled Abdel Kader, GM, Microsoft Egypt, was quoted saying that the company is committed to offering world-class cloud services to enable and accelerate the digital transformation of organizations, businesses and people in Egypt. He said that the company’s investment in Egypt coupled with its partnership with Telecom Egypt will further empower the country to achieve more through Microsoft services.