Telecom Egypt and Orange Egypt ink new bitstream services agreement
15 February 2019
Egyptian fixed line incumbent Telecom Egypt (TE) has announced the signing of a new agreement related to bitstream access services with Orange Egypt. In a press release regarding the development, it was noted that under the new deal Orange will be the first alternative operator allowed to provide its customers with higher-speed services, as the agreement will allow for it to offer connectivity over both TE’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and VDSL networks.
Adel Hamed, TE’s CEO and Managing Director, said: ‘The signing of these agreements with Orange supports our long-term relationship with the company as a strategic partner across several dimensions of our services. The new bitstream framework is a testament of our continuous strive to avail the best quality services to the local market and allows Telecom Egypt to monetise its growing infrastructure investments.’
Meanwhile, Yasser Shaker, Orange Egypt’s chief executive, added: ‘Reaching an agreement with … the main provider of infrastructure services in Egypt is an important step to provide higher-speed internet services to our customers.’