The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser ElKady has witnessed the ceremony of signing the license renewal contracts of Global Peering Exchange- Egypt (GPX) for five years to fit the new expansions undertaken by the company for its activity in Egypt. GPX is specialized in the field of designing, constructing and managing advanced data and information centers for information exchange and internet connection.
The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) Acting Executive President Mustafa Abdul Wahid and GPX- Egypt Director Richard Norman Euler have signed the license.
ElKady stated that Egypt strongly supports the new investments aiming to expand the giant data centers, to make Egypt a global hub for those activities. He ascertained that such projects contribute to the optimization of Egypt’s distinguished geographical location and strong infrastructure network, especially the international cable network which positions Egypt in the ranks of the distinguished countries in this area.
The ICT Minister added that the renewal of Egypt GPX license is a significant step through which the company can develop its business, pump new investments in the Egyptian market and provide new job opportunities for young people in the field of building and managing data and information centers.
In response to the increasing demand for data services in Egypt and creating a supportive environment for the growth of cloud computing industries, digital content services, service continuity solutions and disaster recovery, the company set up a new data center, which the ICT Minister inaugurated last December. The center is the first of its kind in Egypt and North Africa, built in accordance with the highest international standards and provides ongoing service by up to 99.999% . in addition, there are many requests from GPX’s customers to host their company’s data in Cairo Center.
For his part, GPX Chairman Nick Tanzi has underlined the company’s trust in the Egyptian market as a strategic investment center and a gateway to the Middle East. He referred to the company’s commitment to provide the highest quality in the secured data services and business solutions from the company’s offices in Cairo. GPX Global Systems has offices in Southeast Asia and the Middle East regions besides the two data centers in Cairo. Tanzi has also seconded the performance level of Egyptian engineers and technicians and stated that the company employs them to establish and manage its centers around the world.