Google links up with TE
Google is looking to bump its international traffic capacity and reliability by tapping Telecom Egypt’s (TE) Mediterranean subsea cable and crossing network infrastructure. The two companies signed an agreement that will see the state-owned landline monopoly provide Google with a three meshed solution that connects several of TE’s cable landing stations in the Red and Mediterranean seas, according to a TE statement (pdf). The agreement will grant Google capacity on TE’s Mediterranean submarine cable, TE North. The project is expected to go live in 1H2021.
An expanded international presence and strengthened network infrastructure are expected to underpin TE’s revenue growth this year, which the company expects to be in the mid-to-high single digits, according to its 2021 guidance (pdf). TE is also looking to diversify its revenue streams by developing their network infrastructure and building new data center facilities.