Orange tests 4G in Garden City, Cairo; network 'ready to go'

14 Nov 2016

Orange Egypt has announced that it has trialled 4G LTE technology in Garden City, Cairo, achieving downlink transmission speeds of up 27Mbps. In parallel tests, under laboratory conditions staged at Orange’s Smart Village complex, meanwhile, the cellco achieved download speeds of up to 90Mbps. Orange Egypt CEO Jean Marc Harion commented: ‘We are now ready to go with 4G but will wait for the clearance and blessings of the Egyptian Regulation body.’ The executive stated that the company expects to receive its 4G frequencies within three months of signing a contract with the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA). In order to facilitate what it has termed the ‘4G for everybody’ campaign, Orange intends to offer customers an LTE-capable TECNO N9 smartphone priced at EGP1,199 (USD72.8) from the end of this month.

Orange acquired its 4G licence last month for a fee of USD484 million, half of which is due to be paid in Egyptian pounds (EGP) and the remainder in US dollars (USD).

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