Telecom Egypt has signed a deal with Finnish multinational telecommunications and IT company Nokia to develop Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure in the country, media reports said. The deal was signed in the presence of the Egyptian Minister of Communications and IT Amr Talaat.
The deal was signed by Adel Hamed, chief executive and managing director of Telecom Egypt, and Henrik Fall, Head of Cloud Services and Networks in the Middle East and Africa at Nokia.
As per the deal, Nokia will help develop a global IoT infrastructure and a Pay As You Grow business model, which in turn will enable Telecom Egypt to provide IoT services at lower prices.
Further, the IoT infrastructure will contribute to the automation of projects and help companies reduce their operating expenses, enhance productivity, and provide new services to several markets.
Earlier this year, Telecom Egypt selected Juniper Networks to help design and deploy a significant network capacity expansion and upgrade.
Mohamed Alfowey, chief technology officer of Telecom Egypt told the media, “Telecom Egypt believes that the ability to respond to rapidly-changing customer needs is a key competitive differentiator, so improved infrastructure agility is key.”
“A faster, more resilient and predictable network, in the context of remote working trends and skyrocketing demand for cloud-driven, 5G-ready, data-rich applications and services, enables Telecom Egypt to deliver this and meet SLAs, while controlling operational cost and complexity.
“We believe that Juniper’s innovations in cloud routing and network automation help us overcome this challenge now and for the long term, enabling us to deliver an exceptional end-user experience.”