Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr have announced the signing of four agreements which they claim are designed to ‘maximise their customers’ interest and provide them with the best services available in the Egyptian market’. In a press release outlining the development, Telecom Egypt said that a virtual fixed voice agreement will enable Etisalat Misr to provide fixed voice services to its customers over the former’s infrastructure, while it noted that ‘various’ other agreements detail the commercial and legal frameworks between the pair, and protect the rights of users. As a result, Etisalat Misr is now able to offer fixed voice services to its customers across Egypt, having previously undertaken technical trials, which are expected to ensure that subscribers receive ‘the best quality of service’.
Meanwhile, with regards to bitstream agreements, under these Etisalat Misr will now be able to offer its fixed broadband customers VDSL-based connectivity, at speeds of up to 100Mbps. According to the press release the pricing of the bitstream service is ‘based on the capacity utilised to allow customers to enjoy Telecom Egypt’s network that recently underwent major developments’.
Commenting on the matter, Telecom Egypt’s managing director and CEO Adel Hamed said: ‘We are very pleased to continue to collaborate with Etisalat Misr on mutually beneficial agreements that will enrich the Egyptian market through service diversification and enhancement.’ Hazem Metwally, Etisalat Misr CEO, added: ‘These agreements fall within Etisalat’s strategy to provide the latest and best quality integrated services to its customers in Egypt utilising the latest technology developed globally. During the next phase, Etisalat will provide its customers with a wide range of products and services that will be launched for the first time in the Egyptian market, based on Egypt’s most powerful mobile network and the fastest mobile phone and landline technology.’