Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, inaugurated the new submarine cable Red2Med, wholly owned by Telecom Egypt, to enhance Egypt’s position as a global center for data transmission and raise the efficiency of the international communications infrastructure in Egypt. “Youm7” provides 5 information about the new cable.
1- The Red2Med cable starts from the Ras Ghareb landing point in the Red Sea Governorate to the landing station in Port Said in the Mediterranean via the golden path on Al Murshideen Road (ICE).
2- The cable is the shortest, fastest and most secure data transmission path between East and West, and it is a qualitative leap in the transit paths for submarine cables between East and West and linking the continents of Africa, Europe and Asia.
3- It consists of three sectors distinguished by its distance from the usual public tracks, as it starts in the south from the Fayston sea link to the Red Sea, which connects the landing stations in the Red Sea, Ras Ghareb, Zaafarana and Suez, and then extends north to the (ICE) track along the western bank of the Suez Canal along the length of 200 km to connect Suez Landing Station 2 and Port Said Landing Station 2, to finally connect to the Fieston sea link to the Mediterranean Sea, which is scheduled to link between landing stations in the Mediterranean.
4- The cable thus supports a better international connection between East and West, and becomes the shortest and fastest route connecting the three continents of Europe, Africa and Asia.
5- The Red2Med submarine cable is No. 15 for Telecom Egypt, after the company pumped huge investments amounting to about half a billion dollars during the last ten years, in order to strengthen and develop the international infrastructure of landing stations and ground tracks connecting them, and it also invested about half a billion dollars Others in the same period to expand its network geographically by entering as a member of the international alliances that own the submarine cables crossing the Arab Republic of Egypt.