Telecom Egypt expects mobile licence by end-April

21 Mar 2014

Mohamed el-Nawawy, CEO of Egypt’s fixed line incumbent Telecom Egypt, has revealed that the country’s newly formed government is reportedly planning to grant the company a licence to provide mobile services in March or April 2014, Al Arabia reports.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in December 2013 local media reports suggested that Egypt’s telecoms regulator was close to issuing a unified telecoms licence to Telecom Egypt, following a number of delays. Hesham el-Alaily, head of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) was cited as saying that the licence was close to being ready at an economic conference in Cairo, noting: ‘We are in the final stages.’

Egypt, Telecom Egypt