Telecom Egypt, Orange Jordan sign agreement to boost Iraq’s internet connectivity

Mohamed Alaa El-Din
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Telecom Egypt and Orange Jordan will launch a terrestrial network that connects Iraq to Europe in the third quarter (3Q) of 2022, according to a joint statement out on Sunday.

The two companies have agreed to integrate their networks to create the Cairo-Amman-Baghdad (CAB) System, which aims to increase internet connectivity services in Iraq.

The system will capitalize on Telecom Egypt’s position, international assets, and facilities as well as Orange Jordan’s fully diversified infrastructure in Jordan. Integrating the companies’ distinguished and robust networks will offer reliable, low latency internet connectivity services through highly resilient, diverse routes to meet Iraq’s growing market demand.

Adel Hamed, Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, said the new CAB System will enrich user experience for the Iraqi market by serving it through a new, highly resilient, and completely diverse route.

Thierry Marigny, Orange Jordan CEO, said: “The CAB System is a true game changer for creating new routes reaching the Iraqi market. This strategic partnership with Telecom Egypt will enable us to serve this rapidly growing market with new, highly reliable terrestrial routes that connect Iraq to Europe seamlessly. Orange Jordan is proud to be part of the CAB System, which will contribute to an enhanced, high-speed highway between Europe and Iraq, affirming its position as a responsible digital leader.”

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