In photos, the Minister of Communications begins the work of the fourth session of the Future of the Giant Data Center Industry Summit






Posted on: Sunday, 22 May 2022 – 11:17 | Last updated: Sunday, 22 May 2022 – 11:17

Amr Talaat: The data center industry is an important component of building a digital Egypt, and we are working to create an attractive environment for investment in this promising industry.

– Completion of the implementation of a project to establish an information road parallel to the Al Murshideen road and start work on the marine cables 2AFRICA and SEA-ME-WE-6 to cross the inter-traffic between East and West wear

Enlargement of the landing stations on the shores of the Mediterranean and the Red Sea from 6 landing stations to 10 stations for the transfer of data between the east and the west, and the creation of 10 new orbits

Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, stressed that the data center industry is an important component of building a digital Egypt. Point out the acumen of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to provide added value and create an attractive environment for investment in the data center industry, especially given the benefits that Egypt enjoys, including its excellent geographical location.

He explained the efforts made by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to strengthen the information infrastructure, both locally and internationally; Where $ 2 billion has been invested to increase the efficiency of the internet to make Egypt the fastest in Africa in the fixed internet; Point out that the third phase of the implementation of the fixed internet development project aims to increase the speed of the internet, expand the network and increase the number of beneficiaries in cities and rural areas.

It came in Dr. Amr Talaat’s speech at the opening of the fourth session of the Future of the Giant Data Center Industry Summit, in the presence of the Ambassadors of Rwanda and Uganda, the Deputy Ambassador of Sudan to Egypt, the engineer Ghada Labib, the Deputy Minister of Communication and Information Technology for Institutional Development, and the Engineer Mohamed Nasr El-Din, the Assistant Minister The International Information Infrastructure, Dr. Heba Saleh, President of the Institute of Information Technology, and leaders of a number of large international companies specializing in data centers, cyber security, and artificial intelligence, with the participation of representatives of the United Nations Development Program.

Dr. Amr Talaat added that a frequency spectrum has been provided to mobile companies, and work is currently underway to increase the number of mobile towers at the level of the Republic; He emphasized that within the framework of the implementation of the Digital Egypt Network project, 18 000 government buildings were linked to the fiber optic network out of a total of 33 000 government buildings at the level of the Republic to provide public services provided to citizens in ‘ a digital format. Providing high-speed Internet services to more than 3.5 million homes in more than 4,500 towns within the three phases of the initiative.

Dr. Amr Talaat reviewed the efforts to strengthen the international information infrastructure; Where the landing stations on the Mediterranean and Red Coast of Bahrain were increased from 6 landing stations to 10 landing stations, and 10 new roads were created between the two coasts of Bahrain to ensure the continuity of the network that transmits data between east and west; Point out that the implementation of a project has been completed to establish an information road parallel to the Al-Murshideen road to transmit data between the East and the West, and work has also begun on the two submarine cables 2AFRICA and SEA -ME- WE-6 to transfer the interconnection traffic between East and West, which will enter service in 2024 and 2025. In the HARP system, which wraps up the African continent to provide internet services to the various countries of the East and West Africa coast, and from them to the countries surrounded by the continent.

Dr. Amr Talaat explained the efforts made to provide the legislative framework through the issuance of the Information Technology Crimes Act and the Personal Data Protection Act, in addition to the regulatory framework for the establishment and operation of data centers provided by the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority; Point out the ministry’s efforts to build digital capabilities in various communication and information technology sciences, especially those related to the data center industry.

And in his word; Eng Tarek Shabakah, chairman of the board of directors of the Middle East Communications Systems Company (MCS), which organizes the work of the Giant Data Center Industry Future Summit, confirmed; That the summit, in its fourth session, succeeded in achieving one of its most prominent objectives, namely to draw the attention of international companies to the status and strength of the Egyptian market and its promising future; He thanked the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and the various bodies of the Ministry for their support and constructive guidance for the conference to come out in a way that fits Egypt’s stature.

On the sidelines of the summit, Dr. Amr Talaat held a meeting with a number of major international companies specializing in data center management, storage solutions and cyber security, where he reviewed the various investment opportunities in the ICT sector, including investing in data centers; Given Egypt’s competitive advantages in this industry.

Dr. Amr Talaat also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Institute of Information Technology and MCS with the aim of launching a joint training program to prepare specialized cadres in the field of cyber security and data centers.

The memorandum of understanding was signed by Dr. Heba Saleh, President of the Institute of Information Technology, and Eng. Tarek Shabak, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Middle East Communications Systems Company (MCS), in the presence of a number of leaders from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Middle East Communications Systems Company.

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