TE Data slashes ADSL tariffs

11 Aug 2006

Egypt’s incumbent broadband provider TE Data has slashed its ADSL tariffs by up to 40% following a ruling by the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) last month, according to Business Today Egypt. The monthly price of a 1Mbps/512kbps (down/uplink) connection has been cut from EGP580 (USD99) to EGP520, whilst the cheapest available 256kbps/64kbps connection now costs EGP95 per month, down from EGP150. TE Data, a wholly owned subsidiary of fixed line incumbent Telecom Egypt, has recently introduced capped broadband packages at substantially reduced prices: a 2Mbps/1Mbps connection with a 15Gb monthly download limit costs EGP199 per month, compared to EGP760 for the same connection with unlimited usage.

The NTRA hopes that the reductions will help boost the country’s broadband customer base from the current 130,000 to 500,000 by 2007.

Egypt, TE Data