22 August 2021
NTRA Adopts Regulatory Framework for Establishing Data Centers



The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has adopted a regulatory framework for establishing data centers and introducing cloud computing services.
 
This comes in line with the state strategy to support digital transformation, attract and boost investments in this field, leverage Egypt’s distinguished geographic location and reinforce the country’s strategic standing as a regional and global focal point for data traffic. NTRA adopted the framework also to strengthen the country’s position as a hub connecting Africa and the Middle East to Europe, thus making of Egypt a promising market for the ever-growing data center industry.
 
Over the past period, NTRA studied and examined the best global models and practices on establishing data centers and introducing cloud computing services. NTRA also held several meetings with local and global companies specializing in this field to find the optimum regulatory policies adopted in global markets and complying with the Egyptian market standards.
 
The framework was developed to serve as a tool for regulating data center operations and facilitating investment in this field. The framework targets attracting data center giants to Egypt, thus stimulating investment in cloud computing and e-content services, and creating job opportunities in areas including establishing and operating data centers and relevant facilities.
 
Furthermore, the framework will support the state plan for achieving the digital transformation and rendering electronic services to citizens. This can be achieved with data center applications which will help people conduct electronic transactions seamlessly through facilitating access to the content hosted in data centers across Egypt.
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