Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator, Telecom Egypt, has announced the signature of a strategic collaboration agreement with Orange Jordan to create a highly reliable terrestrial system connecting Iraq to Europe through Jordanian and Egyptian territories.
Telecom Egypt is one of the largest subsea cables operators in the region while Orange Jordan is the leading operator of integrated communications services and one of Orange Group’s subsidiaries.
The new system resulting from this collaboration will commercially be named ‘Cairo Amman Baghdad System’ or ‘CAB System’. It falls in line with both operators’ strategies to extend their footprints to the Middle East market generally and to the Iraqi market specifically. The purpose of this is to provide state-of-the-art telecommunications and connectivity solutions.
The system will capitalize on Telecom Egypt’s position, international assets, and facilities as well as Orange Jordan’s fully diversified infrastructure in Jordan. Integrating the companies’ distinguished and robust networks will offer reliable, low latency internet connectivity services through highly resilient, diverse routes to meet Iraq’s growing market demand.
CAB System will be ready for service in the third quarter of 2022. Once launched, it will be the most advanced, scalable gateway and express route connecting Iraq to Europe using the companies’ networks.
“We are pleased to be part of this new solution in collaboration with Orange Jordan. The new CAB System will enrich user experience for the Iraqi market by serving it through a new, highly resilient, and completely diverse route. Telecom Egypt and Orange Group are strategic partners, and we are very proud of the special relationship with Orange Jordan that is reflected in this collaboration agreement between the two companies,” said Adel Hamed, the Managing Director and CEO at Telecom Egypt.
“The CAB System is a true game changer for creating new routes reaching the Iraqi market. This strategic partnership with Telecom Egypt will enable us to serve this rapidly growing market with new, highly reliable terrestrial routes that connect Iraq to Europe seamlessly. Orange Jordan is proud to be part of the CAB System, which will contribute to an enhanced, high-speed highway between Europe and Iraq, affirming its position as a responsible digital leader,” Thierry Marigny, CEO at Orange Jordan, noted.