Telecom Egypt connects fibre-optic cables to villages as part of ‘Decent Life’ initiative

Telecom Egypt is connecting fibre-optic networks to about 1,413 villages in 52 towns in 20 governorates

  
A Telecom Egypt building is seen at the Smart Village in the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, October 27, 2015.

A Telecom Egypt building is seen at the Smart Village in the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, October 27, 2015.

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Adel Hamed, Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, paid a surprise visit to Gharbia governorate, to inspect the progress of the project to develop the infrastructure and connect fibre-optic networks to villages and rural areas, as part of the company’s contribution to the “Decent Life” initiative for the development of the Egyptian countryside.

The visit included the villages of Tafahna Al-Azab and Nahtay. During the visit, Hamed thanked all the workers participating in this great initiative, and their efforts around the clock to implement the development and modernization processes to the fullest and according to the specified schedule.

As part of its contribution to the first phase of this project, Telecom Egypt is connecting fibre-optic networks to about 1,413 villages in 52 towns in 20 governorates, in order to develop the information infrastructure and ensure the access of high-speed Internet services to the Egyptian countryside, including the access of the fiber-optic network for more than one million buildings comprising more than 3 million housing units.

This is the largest project for the development of communications infrastructure at a cost of approximately EGP 6bn and it will be completed according to the project’s specific time plan.

Hamed said: “We are proud to participate in the Decent Life initiative to develop Egyptian villages, which is the greatest project in the field of infrastructure development in modern Egyptian history. Delivering fibre-optic networks to the Egyptian countryside ensures that all Egypt’s digital services are provided to these villages with high efficiency.”

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