Telecom Egypt and Juniper Networks partner to enable digital transformation for Egypt's enterprises
Jun 19, 2019
Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator, and Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this week in Cairo further cementing Juniper’s position as a strategic technology provider for Telecom Egypt. This MoU will highlight the companies’ intent to scope the Egyptian business landscape for shared opportunities to provide IP-based, high-performance networking solutions to enterprises. Telecom Egypt will also have the option to become an authorized resale partner of Juniper’s technology solutions in Egypt.
Furthermore, Telecom Egypt, the country’s longest established and most prominent telecom operator, is also upgrading its own network infrastructure to include Juniper Networks MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform, QFX Series Data Center Switchesand SRX Series Next-Generation Firewalls. This will create a secure, high-capacity infrastructure from the core and data centers to the network edge and is uniquely designed to carry fixed, mobile, voice and data services traffic for domestic and business connectivity, including 5G services when launched.
Egypt is increasingly focused on digital transformation with the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT), announcing a four-step strategy,ICT 2030, to support new ICT initiatives that will help to drive the country’s economic growth domestically, regionally and internationally. With the ongoing drive around digital transformation, it is expected that Egyptian enterprises will have increased demand for best-in-class networking solutions, services and professional support to help create fast, secure business infrastructures.
Telecom Egypt’s new network is being built using numerous routing, switching and security solutions from Juniper, comprised of Juniper Networks® MX Series, QFX Series and SRX Series. Juniper is also providing a range of professional support services to Telecom Egypt to help plan, build and operate its network infrastructure.
“The opportunity to agree to an MoU with Juniper and explore the business market potential for transformative networking technology is very exciting for Telecom Egypt as it seeks to pioneer innovation in Egypt," said Adel Hamed, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Telecom Egypt. "Telecom Egypt appreciates the collaboration with Juniper Networks because Juniper’s technology is highly reliable and scalable and it also provides an excellent return on investment. It’s a key partnership for us on the journey to help deliver our strategy toward digital transformation and specifically for Egypt’s enterprises.”
“Digital transformation in Egypt is moving at an extremely fast pace, setting an impressive example for other emerging markets to follow," said Rami Rahim, Chief Executive Officer, Juniper Networks. "Telecom Egypt rightly views network infrastructure as a strategic asset that helps to underpin and shape the country’s economic development, while enabling individual enterprises to differentiate and grow their businesses. Coupled with the high caliber of ICT talent available in Egypt, I am confident that this approach will drive great success. Juniper is extremely proud to be a long-standing partner of Telecom Egypt.”
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