Telecom Egypt, Nokia ink MoU to build 1st cloud infrastructure in Egypt



Thu, 28 Feb 2019 - 04:36 GMT


Thu, 28 Feb 2019 - 04:36 GMT

Telecom Egypt premises - Creative Commons via Wikimedia

Telecom Egypt premises - Creative Commons via Wikimedia

CAIRO - 28 February 2019: Telecom Egypt and Nokia inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Thursday to build the first cloud infrastructure in Egypt exclusively for Internet of Things (IoT) services.

Telecom Egypt will use Nokia's Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) as a Service as the platform to launch IoT services for the enterprise segment later this year.

This came on the sidelines of the activities of the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona on February 25-28 with the participation of Information and Communication Technology Minister Amr Talaat.

Nokia WING enables operators like Telecom Egypt to offer IoT services to enterprises on a global scale.

Telecom Egypt will be able to tap into the growing IoT market fast and cost-effectively due to the Nokia WING one-stop model, which includes a worldwide IoT Infrastructure-as-a-Service and pay-as-you-grow business model. WING enables Telecom Egypt to provide global IoT service at almost local prices as opposed to more expensive roaming prices.

Nokia and Telecom Egypt will also explore joint marketing initiatives and will work to accelerate the development of an IoT partner ecosystem in the country. A number of IoT use cases drive automation, which will help enterprises cut their operational expenses, enhance productivity and bring new services to market faster.

Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt Adel Hamed said "We are excited to collaborate with Nokia for this IoT initiative. We have worked with Nokia in the past and we are confident that Nokia WING will enable us to bring world-class IoT use cases to our enterprise customers in Egypt and later in the region."

Head of WING business at Nokia Ankur Bhan said "We are pleased to announce this collaboration with Telecom Egypt to enable next generation of IoT services for Egypt and the African market. Our cloud-native IoT proposition and pay-as-you-grow business model makes it possible for Telecom Egypt to move fast to address the vast IoT market opportunity in Egypt."



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