Telecom Egypt has signed an agreement with the Medusa Submarine Cable System to extend the cable to the Red Sea.
The 8,760 km long submarine cable will connect to the Egyptian city of Port Said by the end of 2025 and will be linked to the Red Sea landing stations of Suez, Zafarana, and Ras Ghareb through Telecom Egypt’s terrestrial crossing network.
The CEOs of both companies signed the agreement at the Submarine Networks World event in Singapore.
This new connection will provide direct access for all Medusa Mediterranean landings in Europe and North Africa to the Red Sea, creating new connection points for the cable.
Telecom Egypt’s CEO, Mohamed Nasr, expressed his satisfaction with the agreement, highlighting Egypt’s unique location and Telecom Egypt’s expertise in the subsea cable landscape.
Norman Albi, CEO of Medusa and AFR-IX telecom, also expressed excitement about the partnership, emphasizing the potential of the agreement to enhance regional connectivity and provide more efficient connectivity worldwide.
The Medusa cable will connect ten countries in Africa and Europe and is expected to become operational in the Western Mediterranean in 2025.
With up to 24 fiber pairs capable of transmitting 20 Tbit/s per pair, the landing of Medusa in Egypt will strengthen the country’s position as a strategic connection point between Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Telecom Egypt is committed to developing the international submarine cable infrastructure, including establishing landing stations and new routes, to meet the growing global demand for connectivity.
The company has a strong reputation in the subsea cable industry and is the preferred deployment partner for over 160 major subsea cable players.