Orange Business Services to design-build ICT infra for Egypt smart city – MEP MiddleEast

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Orange Business Services, a network-native digital services company, has announced that it will design and build a new data centre to provide cloud services for Egypt’s New Administrative Capital, which is being touted as the country’s newest smart city project. The project will be implemented in collaboration with Orange Egypt, who will supply the required infrastructure and services, following their appointment as the project’s prime contractor by Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) – owner and developer of the New Administrative Capital. The ACUD project has been designed as a smart sustainable city located 45km east of Cairo on a greenfield site, covering a total area of 700km2 mid-way to the seaport city of Suez. According to the plans, it will become the new administrative and financial capital of Egypt, housing the main government departments and ministries, as well as foreign embassies, with a population of around eight million people. ACUD has defined a master plan for the smart sustainable city more...