24 November 2022
ICT Minister Witnesses Signing of MoU between Telecom Egypt, Cloud4C to Establish Cloud Data Center


The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has witnessed the signing ceremony of a cooperation agreement between Telecom Egypt, the first all-in-one ICT service operator in Egypt, and Cloud4C, a leading SAP strategic partner, to develop and establish an international infrastructure and adopt Telecom Egypt’s Regional Data Hub (RDH) as one of the certified international data centers to host Cloud4C appliances to provide “RISE with SAP” services.
 
The agreement was signed by the Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt Adel Hamed and Cloud4C’s Regional Director of the Middle East and Africa Rakesh Reddy. The signing ceremony was attended by the President of SAP’s EMEA South region Emmanuel Raptopoulos, and the Managing Director for SAP Egypt Mohammed Samy.
 
The agreement allows Telecom Egypt to host a local focal point for Cloud4C to provide “RISE with SAP” services by Telecom Egypt’s RDH. Received Tier III Uptime certificate, RDH is the largest data center in Egypt. SAP creates the opportunity to support and enhance the national strategy for achieving digital transformation as well as the small and medium-sized enterprizes (SMEs) in Egypt, and serve more local and regional customers based on Telecom Egypt’s distinguished international and regional infrastructure.
 
The step comes in line with the national orientation toward accelerating the pace of digital transformation, along with increasing the reliance on cloud services, the demand for data services, and the need to improve cybersecurity. Cloud4C, in cooperation with Telecom Egypt, is establishing a cloud data center to provide data hosting services inside Egypt to fulfill SAP services’ demand from various vital sectors, such as the financial, health care, and other sectors.
 
The ICT Minister emphasized that signing this agreement comes within the framework of the state’s keenness to indigenize the data center industry, create an attractive environment for investments in establishing and managing data centers, and provide hosting and cloud computing services, especially with the acceleration of achieving digital transformation in Egypt and the efforts made to provide digital services to citizens.
 
The ICT Minister stated that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) is keen to prepare a digital talent pool specialized in digital transformation technologies, especially in advanced technologies, including data science and cloud computing.
 
Hamed stated that signing this agreement comes within the framework of Telecom Egypt’s strategy as the first all-in-one ICT service operator in Egypt to ensure that its customers receive highly advanced technological services. He added that this step will achieve digital transformation in the country by supporting institutions and companies to provide distinguished digital services based on Telecom Egypt’s strong infrastructure.
 
For his part, Reddy declared that Cloud4C is pleased to sign this agreement with Telecom Egypt to establish a cloud data center in Egypt to enable the public and private sectors to benefit from cloud services advantages and transform into intelligent enterprises, as named by SAP. Intelligent enterprises are sustainable enterprises that apply advanced technologies and best practices. He added that companies in Egypt will benefit from advanced technologies, such as embedded Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and automation, and shift towards the cloud model with minimal risks and costs, given that their data is end-to-end encrypted.
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