Egypt’s National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has adopted the regulatory framework for establishing data centres and providing cloud computing services. The industry regulator says the move is in line with the state’s strategy to support the digital transformation process and attract and increase investments in this field, in addition to enhancing its strategic position as a regional and global focal point for data traffic and a gateway connecting Africa and the Middle East to Europe.
NTRA has studied the best international models and practices in the field of establishing data centres and providing cloud computing services, as well as holding meetings and hearings with local and international companies working in this field to find out the best regulatory policies applicable in global markets which could suit the Egyptian market. The regulatory framework was prepared and approved to serve as a tool for organizing and facilitating work procedures for data centres and providing the necessary facilities for investment in this field.
This regulatory framework is expected to contribute to attracting investments in the field of cloud computing and electronic content, and the subsequent provision of new job opportunities in the field of establishing and operating data centres and associated facilities.