Telecom Egypt, Orange Jordan create CAB int'l connectivity system to link Iraq to Europe

Doaa A.Moneim , Monday 22 Aug 2022

Telecom Egypt signed on Sunday a strategic collaboration agreement with Orange Jordan to create a new, high quality, international terrestrial connectivity system that connects Baghdad to Europe through Jordan and Egypt in order to meet growing demand for communication services in the Iraqi market.

Telecom Egypt, Orange Jordan


The Cairo-Amman-Baghdad System (CAB), as the new system is commercially named, will begin operations in the third quarter of 2022, according to a statement released by Telecom Egypt on Monday.

State-owned Telecom Egypt is the first integrated telecom operator in the country, and is also one of the largest subsea cables operators in the region.

Orange Jordan, an Orange Group subsidiaries, is the leading operator of integrated communications services in Jordan.

The creation of CAB comes as part of both operators' strategies to extend their footprints across the Middle East, generally, and in Iraq, specifically, the statement explained.

CAB will rely on utilising the distinguished international infrastructure that both operators possess in order to provide high quality and speed services via diversified and flexible paths to meet the growing demand for communication services in the Iraqi market.

Once launched, CAB will the fastest, state-of-the-art connectivity system that links Iraq to Europe.

Adel Hamed, Telecom Egypt’s Managing Director and CEO, emphasised that “The new CAB System will enrich user experience for the Iraqi market by serving it through a new, highly resilient, and completely diverse route. Telecom Egypt and Orange Group are strategic partners."

Meanwhile, Thierry Marigny, the CEO of Orange Jordan said that “The CAB System is a true game changer for creating new routes reaching the Iraqi market. This strategic partnership with Telecom Egypt will enable us to serve this rapidly growing market with new, highly reliable terrestrial routes that connect Iraq to Europe seamlessly."

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