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Technical University of Berlin in El Gouna Cat 7 connected

New Cat 6A and Cat 7 infrastructure to serve TU Berlin’s new Egyptian campus

Technical University of Berlin in El Gouna Cat 7 connected
The TU Berlin El Gouna campus is a multi-phase project, with R&M Cat 7 cabling installed to ensure future growth compatibility.

The Technical University of Berlin in El Gouna, one of the leading universities in Egypt, has upgraded to a state-of-the-art network infrastructure through the deployment of Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) copper cabling solutions.

The high performance network will serve the university's new El Gouna campus, and utilises R&M Cat. 6A and Cat. 7 cables.

Cat. 7 cable solution was chosen as it is the standard for Ethernet and other inter-connect technologies. Cat. 7 also has the advantage for TU Berlin that it can be made to be backward compatible with Cat. 6A and is suitable for multiple applications.

Overall, 1,400 ports were installed, with R&M partner Channel Computer Service responsible for handling the project, in terms of design, consultancy, local support and delivery.

Sameh Kamel, El Gouna communication manager commented: "Choosing the right cabling components was a critical decision for us as it is the foundation for our network. R&M and their Swiss quality modular solutions were an obvious choice as they offered all the requirements we sought. Additionally their QPP training for our staff was extremely beneficial."

R&M offered a QPP (Qualified Partner Program) to the El Gouna Service Company, the telecom provider for the university, as part of their after sales support and to increase El Gouna staff's expertise.

Alfred Tharwat, area manager, Africa for R&M said: "We are proud we had this opportunity to work on such a landmark project such as the Technical University of Berlin. Our partner exerted a great effort over the project and the client Orascom appreciated R&M's after sales support."

Jean-Pierre Labry, Executive Vice President of R&M Middle East and Africa, added: "We're continuing our success record in Egypt with this breakthrough project, in-line with R&M's reputation of providing our clients, speed, quality, and reliability."

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