Orange Egypt awarded 2600MHz spectrum by NTRA

8 Feb 2022

Egypt’s National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has announced the allocation of new spectrum in the 2600MHz range to Orange Egypt. In a press release the regulator confirmed it had awarded a total of 30MHz in the 2600MHz band, in return for which Orange Egypt had agreed to pay USD440 million. The allocation comes after all three of the country’s other mobile network operators (MNOs) – Vodafone Egypt, Etisalat Misr and Telecom Egypt – all secured frequencies in the 2600MHz band in H2 2020. In announcing Orange Egypt’s spectrum allocation, the NTRA noted that the value of frequencies in the band that have been allocated to quartet of cellcos has now reached a total of USD1.6 billion.