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20 July 2005

Salec to supply, install, and maintain the network infrastructure equipment and security for the Egyptian Universities Network (EUN)

Saudi Egyptian Logistics and Electronics Company (Salec, Egypt) was awarded a contract valued at more 15 million EGP to supply, install, operate and maintain the network infrastructure equipment and security for the Egyptian Universities Network (EUN) and national research institutes. The project is aimed at linking Egypt’s 16 universities and 9 research institutes together with the Egyptian National Scientific and Technical Information Network (ENSTINET), EUN, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), and Bibliotheca Alexandria by installing the latest technology networking based on (IPV6 + MPLS) and IP Network security solutions. Salec was selected because it reached the best price performance ratio required by the ministry, Salec went to the bid with its Partners Juniper Networks for the Routers, Firewalls, and IDPs; Foundry Networks for LAN Switches. It was the only bidder using Juniper/Foundry equipments while the seven others were using the same competitive brand of equipment. Salec, Egypt: http://www.salec.com