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Telecom Egypt to connect the Red Sea with Medusa system to provides additional connectivity solutions

Telecom Egypt signed an agreement with the Medusa Submarine Cable System to extend the Mediterranean network to the Red Sea by the end of 2025, according to Telecom’s statement on Thursday.

The agreement was signed last week during the Submarine Networks World event in Singapore.

The new connection will start from Port Said and tap into stations in Suez, Zafarana, and Ras Ghareb through Telecom Egypt’s extensive crossing network.

Mohamed Nasr, the CEO of Telecom Egypt, said that the extension will enhance the country’s connection with others in Europe and Africa.

“The agreement provides additional connectivity solutions and increases diversity in the submarine cable infrastructure reaching the Red Sea,” he added.

Egypt’s hosting of the Medusa Submarine Cable System will accelerate telecommunication signals across oceans, facilitate global communications, and provide high-quality internet connectivity, the statement explained.

In March 2022, Telecom Egypt signed an agreement with Medusa-owner AFR-IX Telecom to land Egypt’s cable network.

The project will connect Egypt with other Mediterranean countries, including Portugal, Morocco, Spain, France, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and Egypt.

In May 2023, Telecom Egypt revealed the landing of the 2Africa subsea internet cable, designed to boost connectivity between Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

2Africa, the world’s longest undersea communications cable, connected to the Port Said station on the Mediterranean coast.


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