Egyptian-run SNO to launch this week

21 Feb 2006

Egypt’s Orascom Telecom (OT) and Telecom Egypt will launch their joint venture fixed line operator in Algeria this week, according to Reuters. OT and state-run Telecom Egypt each hold 50% of the Consortium Algerien de Telecommunication (CAT) which paid USD65 million for Algeria’s second fixed line licence last year. CAT will provide a full range of services, including local, long-distance and international telephony, and internet access. OT already operates the largest mobile phone network in Algeria, Djezzy.