Telecom Egypt has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Juniper Networks which the pair claim highlights ‘the companies’ intent to scope the Egyptian business landscape for shared opportunities to provide IP-based, high-performance networking solutions to enterprises’. As per the deal, the carrier will also have the option to become an authorised resale partner of Juniper’s technology solutions in Egypt. In addition, in a press release announcing the MoU it was confirmed that the telco is also upgrading its own network infrastructure to include Juniper Networks MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform, QFX Series Data Center Switches and SRX Series next generation firewalls. The upgrade will reportedly create a secure, high-capacity infrastructure from the core and data centres to the network edge and is uniquely designed to carry fixed, mobile, voice and data services traffic for domestic and business connectivity, including 5G services when launched.
Commenting on the matter, Adel Hamed, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer at Telecom Egypt, said: ‘The opportunity to agree to an MoU with Juniper and explore the business market potential for transformative networking technology is very exciting for Telecom Egypt as it seeks to pioneer innovation in Egypt. Telecom Egypt appreciates the collaboration with Juniper Networks because Juniper’s technology is highly reliable and scalable and it also provides an excellent return on investment. It’s a key partnership for us on the journey to help deliver our strategy toward digital transformation and specifically for Egypt’s enterprises.’