Second landline licence to be issued in 2008

3 Jul 2007

Dr Tarek Kamel, the Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, has announced that the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has set the terms and conditions for the award of a second landline licence. According to the minister a bid for the concession will be announced in 2008 and will become operational the following year.

The award of a second landline licence comes as part of the ongoing strategy of liberalising communications. The new entrant will compete with incumbent monopolist Telecom Egypt.

Egypt, Telecom Egypt