Cairo – Mubasher: Telecom Egypt is building the largest international data centre facility in Egypt, set to be commissioned by the beginning of 2021.
The new data centre is the first in Egypt with the Uptime Institute’s certifications in the design, constructed facility, and operational sustainability categories, the telecom operator said in a statement to the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) on Sunday.
The facility has also received the Tier III certification of design from the Uptime Institute a few months ago.
Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19), the construction of the facility has not been affected.
The new data centre will have a capacity to accommodate up to 2,000 racks over four modular facilities campus and will be connected to all the 10 Mediterranean and Red Sea subsea landing stations, which would give access to above 60 countries.
Currently, Telecom Egypt has six commercial data centre facilities in Greater Cairo and Alexandria.