Telecom Egypt to pay 6% of annual mobile revenue to NTRA under unified licence terms

17 Apr 2014

Following the announcement earlier this month that Telecom Egypt (TE) would be required to pay EGP2.5 billion (USD360 million) for a unified telecoms licence allowing it to enter the wireless market, further details regarding the concession have emerged. Ahram Online has revealed that under the terms of the licence the fixed line incumbent will also be required to pay 6% of its mobile services revenues to the local telecoms regulator, the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA).

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, alongside TE being able to acquire its new concession, the nation’s three existing mobile network operators – Vodafone Egypt, MobiNil and Etisalat Misr – will each be required to pay EGP100 million for a unified licence under which they would be allowed to offer services over the incumbent’s fixed infrastructure. While a similar annual fee is expected to apply for the cellco’s fixed line services, should they launch them, the rate has yet to be confirmed, however.