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Communications min.: Egypt will be 'global data center hub' in coming period

Tuesday، 03 April 2018 - 03:13 PM

Communications and Information Technology Minister Yassir el Qadi said that his ministry's strategy aimed at turning Egypt into a "global data center hub" in the coming period.

Speaking at a conference on the future of data center held on Monday evening 2/4/2018, the minister said that this strategy, which was presented to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, is based on two key axes; he first is luring more investments and the second is attracting global data center.

Over the past three years, ICT has been the fastest-growing sector in Egypt, the minister said.

He added the ICT sector contributed by 3.5 % to Egypt's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), while IT exports upped from 1.8 billion dollars to 3.25 billion dollars.

A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.

It generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g. air conditioning, fire suppression) and various security devices.

A large data center is an industrial-scale operation using as much electricity as a small town.

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