NTRA officially allocates 4G spectrum

22 Jun 2017

Egypt’s National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has confirmed that those companies which secured 4G concessions last year have all now been allocated LTE-suitable spectrum, Reuters reports. An official at the regulatory body, speaking on condition of anonymity, was cited as saying of the matter: ‘The authority has sent a letter assigning the frequencies to telecommunications companies today.’ Further, the official added: ‘The companies will redistribute the frequencies in preparation for offering the service commercially in the market within two months.’

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, fixed line incumbent Telecom Egypt was the first company to bag a 4G licence, doing so in August 2016, while all three of the nation’s existing mobile network operators – Orange Egypt, Vodafone Egypt and Etisalat Misr – agreed terms for their respective concessions in October that year.