Connecting Europe to Iraq routed through Jordan and Egypt
Telecom Egypt (TE) has signed its second collaboration pact with an Orange subsidiary in two weeks. Last week it announced plans to outsource roaming services to Orange Egypt. Under the new agreement TE will work with Orange Jordan to create a ‘highly reliable’ terrestrial system connecting Iraq to Europe through the Jordanian and Egyptian territories, reports Iraqi News.
The new system will be known commercially as the Cairo Amman Baghdad System (CAB System). he CAB System is a game changer for creating new routes reaching the Iraqi market,” said Thierry Marigny, CEO of Orange Jordan. Both operators’ plan to expand their presence across new Middle East markets, with Iraq a particular target.
The CAB System will benefit from Telecom Egypt’s position, worldwide assets and facilities, as well as Orange Jordan’s completely diversified Jordanian infrastructure, they claim. To fulfill Iraq’s expanding market demand, their respected networks will be integrated to provide dependable, low latency internet access services via resilient, varied routes.
The CAB System will be operational in the third quarter of 2022. “We are pleased to be part of this new solution in collaboration with Orange Jordan. The new CAB System will enrich user experience for the Iraqi market by serving it through a new, highly resilient and completely diverse route,” said Adel Hamed, Telecom Egypt’s MD and CEO.
The partnership with Telecom Egypt enables Orange Jordan to serve a fast growing market with new, reliable terrestrial routes that connect Iraq to Europe, said Orange Jordan’s Marigny.