Telecom Egypt inks deal with AMS-IX to build internet exchange in Cairo

Telecom Egypt announces the signing of a partnership with AMS-IX to build an internet exchange in Cairo inside its largest Certified Tier III international data center facility within the Smart Village in west Cairo.
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The new exchange will serve as an open access Platform for large content delivery network providers, application providers, cloud providers, and telecom carriers who are looking to enhance the digital experience of internet users in Egypt, Africa, and the Middle East.

Scheduled to be built in early 2021 upon the completion of the data center, the new exchange will be managed based on IX-as-a-Service (IXaaS), an AMS-IX solution that supports organizations all around the world to set up and run internet exchanges.

It will also support Telecom Egypt in its efforts to improve the quality of internet services in Egypt and expedite the development of Egypt’s ICT infrastructure and digital services as well as contribute to regional digital transformation.

Telecom Egypt  CEO Adel Hamed said: “This step will not only enhance the country’s internet ecosystem, but also support the ongoing regional efforts to establish a digital ecosystem that aggregates internet traffic from Africa and the Middle East.”

AMS-IX CEO Peter van Burgel said: “AMS-IX has been working at the core of the internet for over 25 years. We are delighted and proud to work with Telecom Egypt, the leading telecom carrier in Egypt, to enhance the country’s connectivity.”

The Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat, Telecom Egypt CEO Adel Hamed and Telecom Egypt Chief International & Wholesale officer Seif Allah Mounib witness, via videoconference, the signing of the strategic partnership by AMS-IX CEO Peter van Burgel