July 18, 2024

Mobily-Telecom Egypt MoU paves way for Saudi Arabia-Egypt’s Submarine Cable


Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily) signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Telecom Egypt to create a unique and as claimed by the two firms the first submarine cable system to directly connect the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Egypt.

From L to R: – Adel Hamed, Managing Director, and CEO of Telecom Egypt and Eng. Salman Al-Badran, CEO of Mobily

The MoU was signed in Riyadh by Eng. Salman Al-Badran, CEO of Mobily, and Adel Hamed, Managing Director, and CEO of Telecom Egypt.

This agreement also paves way for various new prospects to connect global capacity to Europe in the west, via the Telecom Egypt’s network, and to the GCC in the east, via the Mobily’s network, which is made possible by expanding the two firms’ networks and connecting them to neighboring nations.

The firms added that the establishment of the new cable system aims to meet the rising communication traffic and the large demand for such services between KSA and Egypt.

Eng. Salman Al-Badran, CEO of Mobily stated: “By adopting cutting-edge technologies, we continue to expand our infrastructure and scale our capabilities across the KSA and the wider region. We are confident that our strategic partnership with Telecom Egypt will help achieve our goals.”

Thamer A. AlFadda, Senior Vice, President Wholesale & Carrier Services, stated: “The MoU is part of Mobliy’s efforts to enhance its global infrastructure, aiming to establish the KSA as a leading international hub for communication services and data traffic, which contributes to the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.”

Adel Hamed, The Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, stated: “We are pleased to build this strategic collaboration with Mobily, which helps increase the scale and reach of our networks, and adds more connections with the KSA.”

Seif Allah Mounib, Vice President, Chief International & Wholesale Officer at Telecom Egypt: “The MoU lays the foundation of a fruitful and growing collaboration with Mobily, as well as adding to our cutting-edge international infrastructure.”

Industry sources added that Mobily follows an approach aiming to empower the digital economy and offer advanced digital solutions in-line with Saudi Vision 2030. This will further aid the firm in having gained its reliability, agility, and competitiveness, besides contributing to the firm’s efforts to bolster the growth of the communication sector and digital economy in the Kingdom.

Additionally, Industry sources also confirmed that Telecom Egypt is the preferred partner for subsea cable owners worldwide, offering advanced infrastructure both locally and globally, with +140 landing stations across +60 countries.




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