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Cyprus-Egypt segment of ALEXANDROS to be lit this summer

29 Jun 2011

Cypriot telco Cyta and Telecom Egypt have finalised an agreement to commercially launch the Cyprus-Egypt segment of submarine cable subsystem ALEXANDROS by the end of this summer, following the activation of the Cyprus-France segment in August 2010. Cyta participates on an ownership basis in Telecom Egypt’s TE NORTH (TEN) submarine cable system, which has been extended to Cyprus via a direct branch; Cyta has acquired separate fibre pairs between Cyprus-Egypt and Cyprus-France, each with 96×10Gbps total capacity. Cyta intends to further upgrade most of the 96 available wavelengths to 40Gbps, and later on to 100Gbps. The agreement also allows for an option of extending the ALEXANDROS subsystem to a Cyta landing station in Greece.

Cyprus, Egypt, Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta), Telecom Egypt

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