Telecom Egypt and Medusa Submarine Cable System have signed an settlement to increase Medusa to the Pink Sea. The joint assertion famous that the 8,760 km lengthy submarine cable, which is able to land within the Egyptian metropolis of Port Stated by the top of 2025, will likely be related to the Pink Sea touchdown stations of Suez, Zafarana, and Ras Ghareb by means of Telecom Egypt’s in depth terrestrial crossing community.
Direct Mediterranean to Pink Sea Entry
The settlement was signed through the Submarine Networks World occasion that came about in Singapore.
“The brand new connection will allow direct entry of all of the Medusa Mediterranean landings in Europe and North Africa to the Pink Sea. It will present extra numerous and environment friendly connectivity to the entire world, and can additional improve Egypt’s place as a world digital hub,” stated the assertion.
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Telecom Egypt is Egypt’s first built-in telecom operator and one of many largest subsea cables operators within the area. Medusa Submarine Cable System is a impartial and impartial Mediterranean submarine infrastructure operator.
Telecom Egypt, stated: “We’re happy to host the Medusa submarine cable system in our subsea cable infrastructure. This new settlement gives extra connectivity options and will increase variety within the submarine cable infrastructure reaching the Pink Sea, marking a big milestone within the trade.”
Telecom Egypt and AFR-IX Telecom signed an preliminary settlement in March 2022 to land Medusa on the Port Stated station. With this Medusa will join ten nations in Africa and Europe – Portugal, Morocco, Spain, France, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Egypt – by means of its touchdown factors.
Medusa, with cable segments able to housing as much as 24 fibre pairs, every able to transmitting 20 Gbps, will develop into operational within the Western Mediterranean in 2025 and is predicted to boost Egypt’s standing as a significant connection level between Asia, Africa, and Europe. This excessive capability will contribute to the community’s effectivity and reliability.
Egypt at present hosts 14 subsea cable techniques, with 10 touchdown stations and 10 terrestrial routes that traverse the nation, connecting the Pink Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.