NTRA to auction third mobile licence

26 Sep 2005

According to news agency MENA, Egypt’s telecoms regulator, the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has announced plans to licence a third mobile operator to compete with MobiNil and Vodafone Egypt. The new licence, which will include the right to provide 3G services, is expected to be awarded in early 2006 with the winner to launch by mid-2007. Egypt first announced plans for a third operator in 2002 but its plans were delayed as demand slumped. It now hopes the licence award will increase competition in the market.

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