19 Oct 2016

Telecom Egypt selects Ciena to upgrade network

Telecom Egypt is to upgrade its national terrestrial network and submarine links between the Mediterranean and Asia by deploying Ciena’s GeoMesh platforms.

Telecom Egypt’s wholesale carrier, service provider, internet content provider and consortium customers will be able to provide more diverse data transit"......

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18 Oct 2016

Vodafone submits 50% of 4G licence payment

An official at Vodafone Egypt said that his company paid 50% of the amount due for the 4G licence, adding that a cheque for EGP 1.5bn was sent to the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA).

The agreement was signed in Smart Village and is worth $335m.


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17 Oct 2016

Mobile operators compete to launch 4G services

All three mobile operators—Vodafone, Orange, and Etisalat—are competing over the launch of 4G services after recently obtaining the licences. It is expected that the three mobile operators will launch the 4G service at the Cairo ICT 2015 exhibition.

An official from Vodafone"...

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17 Oct 2016

New GSMA Report Sees Rise in Mobile Broadband and Smartphone Adoption across Middle East and North Africa

Mobile broadband networks will account for 61 per cent of mobile connections by 2020, up from 41 per cent today, across the diverse Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to a new GSMA report published today at the GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Middle East conference in Dubai."...

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17 Oct 2016

How did the Communications Ministry manage to take the Egyptian market to 4G?

Negotiations on the conditions of 4G licences continued between the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) and mobile companies for several weeks before matters were officially sealed regarding the three companies obtainment of the virtual fixed-line landline licences for $1.4bn.


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16 Oct 2016

Etisalat and Vodafone Egypt request Egypt 4G licences - regulator

Vodafone Egypt and Etisalat have requested fourth-generation mobile phone service licences in Egypt, an official at the telecom regulator said on Saturday.

Egypt is selling four 4G licences as part of a long-awaited plan to reform the telecoms sector and raise money for stretched government finances.

"Meetings are ongoing between the two companies...

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06 Oct 2016

GSMA’s First Global Mobile Trends Report Highlights Industry Shift to Asia and Rise of the Mobile Internet

The GSMA today launched its inaugural ‘Global Mobile Trends’ report, offering a vast wealth of data and insight on the state of the mobile ecosystem today and mapping out its future development. This flagship report, produced by GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the GSMA,"...

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06 Oct 2016

TE starts local roaming negotiations with mobile companies

An official at Telecom Egypt (TE) said that the company has started negotiations with some mobile companies operating in the Egyptian market to sign agreements for mobile voice services provision.

TE obtained a licence for EGP 7.8bn to provide 4G mobile services, and paid EGP 5.5bn, while"...

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05 Oct 2016

GSMA Announces First Details for Mobile 360 Series – India 2016

The GSMA today outlined the first details of the GSMA 2016 Mobile 360 Series – India conference, which will take place 25-26 October 2016 at the Leela Ambience Gurgaon Hotel and Residences in Gurgaon, India. The thought leadership conference is the latest addition to the GSMA Mobile"...

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03 Oct 2016

Samsung increases prices of its mobile devices by 9%-11.3% in October

Samsung has increased the prices of its mobile devices in October by 9%-11.3%, according to the October price list the company distributed to mobile shops.

According to Samsung’s mobile prices list, the Piton has increased from EGP 320 to EGP 350, while the J5 has increased from EGP"...

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