Orascom branches into international voice and data services

4 Apr 2005

Egyptian holding company Orascom Telecom will build and operate undersea fibre optic cables – commencing in the second half of 2005 – as it further expands its non-GSM telecoms segment. The cables will connect Algeria and Pakistan with international telecommunications hubs. Alcatel Submarine Networks and Tyco Telecommunications have been contracted to supply the necessary infrastructure.