Telecom Egypt launches first FTTH services

Telecom Egypt has launched its first Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) services in Egypt, offering downstream speeds of up to 70 Mbps and enabling the provision of triple-play services for the first time.

The new FTTH network was launched in Cairo, in the suburb of Qatamiya, and will continue to be expanded in the rising new suburbs around the cities of Cairo and Alexandria, in order to cater for the needs of high-end residential and business customers.

“Telecom Egypt is adopting a new strategy to roll out fibre access networks in areas with demand for high speed broadband access that reaches 70 Megabits/Sec," said Tarek Tantawy, CEO and Managing Director of Telecom Egypt. "By connecting residential customers with a direct fibre connection we can offer triple-play services through one single high speed connection. This represents a breakthrough in access networks in Egypt.”

The telco will offer bundled triple-play services in conjunction with its IT subsidiary TE Data, whilst its IPTV service will utilise existing contracts with companies including ART, a leading Arabic content provider.