Noor, Cisco, NCR to form largest Egyptian ISP
A $100 million deal involving the Egypt’s Noor Advanced Technologies, Cisco Systems and the NCR Corporation will turn Noor into one of the Middle East’s largest Internet service providers.
The communications network that will be created will be based on Cisco's multiservice IP + ATM networking technology, providing residential and business subscribers access through 60 points across Egypt, with tens of megabits-per-second data links internationally, and hundreds of megabits-per-second of bandwidth access within Egypt.
A variety of communication services will be available, including narrow- and broadband Internet access, portal services, public ATM and IP services, public Frame Relay services and VPN services.
With the launch of the new network, Egypt will be transformed into the region’s center for Internet technology, said Basel Dalloul, the chairman and CEO of Noor Advanced Technologies for the region.
The combination of networking technology from Cisco, together with the data-center and telecommunications integration by NCR, will give Egypt with the high-speed Internet access that it needs in the modern communications environment, he added.
Noor is also involved in the sourcing of Internet content, which it manages through two data centers in Cairo and Washington, Its new infrastructure will enable content providers, application service providers and e-commerce companies to provide business and consumers with a range of new services. — (Albawaba-MEBG)
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