CRCICA orders Etisalat Misr to pay Orange Egypt EGP285.1m for interconnection

30 Mar 2016

Egyptian mobile network operator Etisalat Misr has been ordered by the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) to pay rival Orange Egypt (formerly MobiNil) EGP285.19 million (USD32 million) in a dispute over interconnection fees. According to Daily News Egypt, Orange Egypt confirmed the development in a statement, while also revealing that Etisalat has been directed to pay all arbitration costs regarding the matter.

Orange Egypt had filed an arbitration suit against Etisalat Misr in front of CRCICA with a view to compelling the latter to pay interconnection variation fees; the fees claimed by Orange Egypt originally amounted to EGP300 million, or EGP418 million with interest, according to prices stipulated in the interconnection agreement between both companies.

Egypt, Etisalat Misr, Orange Egypt