Etisalat looks to add international concession to Egyptian portfolio, papers say

17 Aug 2006

Etisalat of the UAE is in negotiations with the Egyptian National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) to obtain an international telecom service licence, company chairman Mohammad Omran told Gulf News. Omran says that he expects Eitisalat to have to tender for the licence, alongside ‘international, regional, and local companies’ in an auction in the last quarter of this year. The Nile Telecom consortium led by Etisalat will this month receive Egypt’s third mobile licence, a combined 2G and 3G operating concession, ahead of a planned launch in February 2007.

Egypt, Etisalat UAE