Egypt and Greece agreed, on Tuesday, to build a subsea telecom cable in the Mediterranean connecting the two countries, Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology said in a statement.
Egypt’s telecom service and subsea cable operator Telecom Egypt and Greece’s network builder Grid Telecom signed the cooperation deal, the ministry said.
It added that the move came in line with the Egyptian carrier’s strategy to increase its entry points to Europe.
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This would be by providing an eastern gateway via Greece.
“The new subsea system would connect Port Said in Egypt and Greece’s Crete Island.
This will make it the shortest Mediterranean (telecom) path between Egypt and Europe, with the lowest latency,” according to the statement.
“The deal will reinforce Egypt’s strategic position as an international telecom hub, linking the East and West,” it noted. (Xinhua)
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