Telecom Egypt (TE) announced the expansion of its business through the construction of the largest international data centre in Egypt.
It will be the first data centre in Egypt to obtain Uptime Institute Tier III certificates in the categories of design, facility building, and operational sustainability. International submarine cable systems that have landing points in Egypt will be linked to the data centre.
Despite the exceptional circumstances and economic repercussions imposed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, TE was able to continue implementing the project.
There has been no impact on the established plan or the time period specified for the centre’s construction, which will enter service early in 2021. The centre is set to have a capacity that will reach 2000 cabins, divided into four buildings equipped to host data.
In a press release, TE said that the new International Data Center is connected to the company’s 10 cable landing points located on the Mediterranean and the Red Sea coasts. It means that it will be connected to more than 60 countries around the world.
The centre’s design certificate guarantees that Egyptian customers will be able to access the highest levels of availability and technical flexibility. The new data centre is characterised by an enhanced hosting service and higher levels of plurality, with the ability to expand to accommodate growing hosting needs.
The centre’s capabilities will contribute more to developing sustainability features and rationalising energy costs, in line with international standards in this regard.
With its outstanding capabilities, the centre targets telecom service providers, cloud computing providers, and institutions keen to obtain the best exceptional data centre services. The services take into account the best risk management standards and the least data transmission time.
The new International Data Center is located in the heart of the Smart Village, where there are many multinational and local companies, as well as government agencies, financial and educational institutions, and various research and development centres.
The project comes in line with the Egyptian Government’s efforts in accelerating the development of infrastructure for information and communication technology (ICT) and digital services available in the country. It also contributes to regional digital transformation. It also reflects TE’s interest and commitment towards transforming Egypt into a global digital hub.
TE currently owns six data centres at a number of locations in Greater Cairo and Alexandria, with the company continuing to choose new locations to build more data centres.