Microsoft Collaborates with Telecom Egypt to Extend its Cloud Network
Microsoft and Telecom Egypt announced their collaboration to extend Microsoft’s cloud network to Egypt. Telecom Egypt will provide low-latency connectivity into and across the country to help enhance performance and increase reliability for customers.
The partnership will increase Microsoft’s reach to the large Egyptian market in addition to improving connectivity across North Africa and the Middle East. Microsoft’s global network is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. It connects their cloud infrastructure of more than 100 datacenters, 135 edge node locations and more than 100,000 miles of fiber and undersea cable systems to deliver services to customers.
The new point of presence will benefit from a direct connection to Microsoft’s global infrastructure to enhance the delivery of numerous services for customers. This network investment will increase capacity and use the latest in network optimization for the delivery of Microsoft services in Egypt.
The new enhanced network presence in Egypt will connect via Microsoft’s global network to transatlantic and trans-Arabian paths, which will improve connectivity across North Africa and the Middle East, including enhancing connectivity to the new Microsoft cloud regions in development in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.