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Telecom Egypt back to square one

By Mohamed Alaa El-Din and Aisha Zedan Many years were wasted in negotiations between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and mobile companies on one hand, and the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) along with the four phone operators on the other. The negotiations aimed at implementing the unified license, but things got complicated, …

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Internet companies link price reduction to TE solving infrastructure issues

Following Telecom Egypt’s (TE) decision to replace the copper Internet cables with high speed fibre optic cables, competing companies have been losing internet services, forcing customers to switch to TE Data, as it is the only company providing services in the meantime. “We cannot discuss enhancing prices and Internet speed service, while Internet providers lose …

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TE aims to increase infrastructure investments to EGP 3bn during 2015

By Mohamed Alaa El-Din Telecom Egypt (TE) allocated EGP 3bn for investments in the infrastructure sector this year, with an increase of EGP 500m than 2014, said Mohamed El-Nawawy, CEO of TE, to Daily News Egypt. According to Nawawy, revenues from marine cables amounted to EGP 1.2bn, with the support of two giant projects with …

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Telecom Egypt completes copper cable replacement

Telecom Egypt announced the completion of its plan to replace copper cables with fibre optic cables during March, to raise the network efficiency and provide high-quality communication services. The company said the plan’s implementation will allow 4 million customers to receive communication services through fibre optics by the end of this year out of the …

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Telecom Egypt agrees to pay EGP 2.5bn for mobile licence

Reuters – Fixed line monopoly operator Telecom Egypt’s board of directors agreed to pay EGP 2.5bn ($356.76m) for a mobile licence, the firm said in a statement on Monday. The telecommunications minister announced last month that Telecom Egypt was offered a mobile licence for EGP 2.5bn but that it would not include new frequencies, such …

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Telecom Egypt expects mobile licence in March or April

Reuters – Egypt’s landline monopoly Telecom Egypt expects a newly-formed government to grant it a licence to provide mobile services this month or next, the state-controlled company’s chief executive said on Wednesday. Telecom Egypt has been relying on its data business to boost revenue and has been waiting to launch a new mobile operation that …

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