07 Feb 2021

Telecom Egypt taps IBM and Red Hat for hybrid cloud strategy

Telecom Egypt taps IBM and Red Hat for hybrid cloud strategy

Telecom Egypt has partnered with IBM and Red Hat to develop an open, hybrid cloud strategy to accelerate its digital transformation journey. The collaboration will allow Telecom Egypt to infuse AI into the telco’s workflows to provide the flexibility to scale automation projects quickly, across any cloud or on-premises environment.

Due to the increased pressure on their network throughout Egypt during this critical time, Telecom Egypt chose IBM Cloud to accelerate its networks performance and provide their customers with reliable services throughout this period of high demand.

Telecom Egypt will use IBM Cloud Pak for Automation built on Red Hat OpenShift to enable new digital services. By modernising its existing core systems and reducing maintenance time, the telco will be able to provide better customer experience and improve quality of service.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has led organisations to rethink their business processes, and we have, therefore, chosen IBM Cloud Pak for Automation to develop our network performance and provide our customers with reliable services throughout this period in which the demand for telecom networks has doubled,” said Adel Hamed, Telecom Egypt’s Managing Director and CEO.

IBM has also designed, built and managed a new data centre for Telecom Egypt that will be accessible to all the global submarine cable systems that land in Egypt. The new data centre will be Telecom Egypt's main platform for the provision of cloud services across the region, aiming to host both local and global players. 

“The telecom industry is transforming as organisations look for new ways to modernise their operations through open, hybrid cloud technologies that enable them to build more resilient businesses and provide agile services to their clients,” said Wael Abdoush, General Manager, IBM Egypt.

“Our work with Telecom Egypt will help speed the next chapter of their hybrid cloud journey with an open and secure cloud architecture that will deliver new value and greater digital advancement for both their core business and customers,” Abdoush added.

Source: ITP

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