Telecom Egypt and Orange Jordan sign a collaboration agreement to serve Iraq
Amman: Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s leading integrated telecom operator and one of the largest submarine cable operators in the region, announces the signing of a strategic collaboration agreement with Orange Jordan, the leading integrated communications services operator and one of the subsidiaries of the Orange group, to create a very reliable ground system linking Iraq to Europe via Jordanian and Egyptian territories.
The new system will be commercially named “Cairo Amman Baghdad System” or “CAB System”. It is part of the two operators’ strategy to extend their footprint to the Middle East market in general, and to the Iraqi market in particular, with the aim of providing cutting-edge telecommunications and connectivity solutions. The system will capitalize on the position, international assets and facilities of Telecom Egypt, as well as the fully diversified infrastructure of Orange Jordan in Jordan. The integration of the companies’ distinguished and robust networks will deliver reliable, low-latency Internet connectivity services through diverse and highly resilient routes to meet the growing demand of the Iraqi market.
The CAB system will be ready for commissioning in the third quarter of 2022. Once launched, it will be the most advanced and scalable gateway and expressway connecting Iraq to Europe using the networks of the companies. .
Adel Hamed, Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, said:
“We are delighted to be part of this new solution in collaboration with Orange Jordan. The new CAB system will enrich the user experience for the Iraqi market by serving it via a new, highly resilient and completely diverse channel. Telecom Egypt and Orange Group are strategic partners, and we are very proud of the privileged relationship with Orange Jordan which is reflected in this collaboration agreement between the two companies.
Thierry Marigny, CEO of Orange Jordan, said:
“The CAB system is a real game changer for creating new routes reaching the Iraqi market. This strategic partnership with Telecom Egypt will allow us to serve this rapidly growing market with new, highly reliable land routes that connect Iraq to Europe seamlessly. Orange Jordan is proud to be part of the CAB System, which will contribute to an improved high-speed highway between Europe and Iraq, affirming its position as a responsible digital leader.
About Telecom Egypt
Telecom Egypt is the first integrated telecommunications operator in Egypt to provide all telecommunications services to its customers, including fixed and mobile voice and data services. Telecom Egypt has a long history of serving Egyptian customers for over 160 years, maintaining a leading position in the Egyptian telecommunications market by offering its business and consumer customers the most advanced technology, reliable infrastructure solutions and the larger network of submarine cables. Along with its “WE” mobile operation, the company has a 45% stake in Vodafone Egypt. Shares and GDRs of Telecom Egypt (Ticker: ETEL.CA; TEEG.LN) are traded on the Egyptian Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. Please refer to Telecom Egypt’s full financial disclosure at ir.te.eg
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About Orange Jordan
Orange Jordan is the digital leader in the Kingdom and one of the subsidiaries of Orange Global Group, offering the best networks and innovative digital solutions, with a wide range of fixed, mobile, Internet, data and Smart Life solutions, with more than 1500 employees strive to meet the expectations of a total base of approximately 4.3 million customers across the Kingdom.
Orange Jordan offers a wide range of communication services not only to individuals but also to businesses under the Orange Business Services (OBS) brand..
The company prides itself on seven core values: Transparency, Agility, Results Orientation, Customer Focus, Collaboration, Caring and Excellence..
Through its comprehensive corporate social responsibility strategy, Orange Jordan continues to have a lasting impact on the lives of Jordanians through its societal role and leadership position by running various free digital programs to empower Jordanians and improve digital inclusion in order to affect socio-economic development. focusing on 3 main pillars: digital education, digital inclusion and entrepreneurship.
To find out more about us, visit our website: www.orange.jo