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Reports related to the 2011 Internet shutdown in Egypt refer to the Ramses Exchange as the location where the shut down was effected by powering down parts of the exchange. The Ramses Exchange, located on Ramses Street near the center of Cairo  is the main "wire center" for Telecom Egypt, carrying not only municipal telecommunications traffic, but also serving as the main point of entry for international submarine fiber-optic circuits, back-hauled from landing stations near Alexandria.
The Ramses Exchange is also the location of the Cairo Internet Exchange (CAIX). This IX is provides connections between all the major in-country operators in Egypt Additionally; it once housed the Cairo Regional Internet Exchange (CRIX), which once claimed it was the largest Internet exchange in North Africa or the Middle East.
- James Glanz and John Markoff (February 15, 2011). "Egypt Leaders Found 'Off' Switch for Internet". New York Times. Quote: "The engineers say that a focal point of the attack was an imposing building at 26 Ramses Street in Cairo, just two and a half miles from the epicenter of the protests, Tahrir Square."
- Ryan Singel (February 10, 2011). "Report: Egypt Turned Off the Net With a Big Switch, Not Phone Calls". Wired.
- "Google Maps aerial view of the Ramses Exchange".
- Cairo Internet Exchange FAQ
- CAIX Member List
- FLAG Telecom announces launch of CR-IX, the new internet exchange in Egypt
- "Detail view of Cairo Regional Internet Exchange". Packet Clearing House.
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