Trio of Egyptian cellcos submit report seeking compensation for enforced network shutdown

9 Aug 2011

Egypt’s three mobile network operators – MobiNil, Vodafone Egypt and Etisalat Misr – have all reportedly lodged a complaint with the National Communications Committee (NCC) with a view to being reimbursed for lost revenues from services that they were forcibly required to shut down during the country’s uprising in February 2011. IT News Africa reports that, with the Egyptian government having already promised to offer some recompense to the operators for the enforced switch-off, all three have now presented a report detailing their respective financial losses. While Khaled Hegazy, manager of external and governmental affairs at Vodafone Egypt, was cited as stating that his company had yet to hear back from the Ministry of Communications regarding compensation, the NCC has confirmed that it is now evaluating the report presented by the three cellcos. No date for a final decision on the matter has, however, been detailed.