The National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt (NTRA) approved a regulatory framework to establish data centers as well as provide cloud computing services in the country.

This step comes in line with the State’s strategy to uphold digital transformation and foster e-services’ provision to citizens. In line with this are the objectives of increasing investments in this field, optimizing Egypt’s geographic location, and reinforcing its strategic position as a regional and global pivot point for data movement.

Furthermore, this measure was taken by NTRA to amplify Egypt’s position as a gate connecting Africa and the Middle East to Europe, making the country one of the most promising markets in the rapidly-growing scope of data centers.  

Several meetings and sessions with local as well as global corporations working in this field were conducted by NTRA, to come up with the optimum regulatory policies. In fact, the regulatory framework was set and approved to act as facilitating tool for the business procedures of data centers in global markets and within Egypt. The said framework is also set to provide the investment facilitation necessary for this scope, in an attempt to have more investments in cloud computing and e-content services.

E-transactions could be smoothly and rapidly carried out via quick access to content hosted in such centers across the Arab Republic of Egypt.

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