4G spectrum available to Egypt's mobile phone operators

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Sun, 21 May 2017 - 10:07 GMT

Communications Minister Yasser al-Qady - File Photo

Communications Minister Yasser al-Qady - File Photo

CAIRO – 21 May 2017: 4G spectrum is now available and ready to be delivered to Egypt's four mobile network operators, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser Al-Qadi told Egypt Today Sunday.

The companies must take all necessary technical steps in order to receive the spectrum, the minister added.

Delivering the 4G frequency will be conducted in phases, starting with Cairo and the Nile Delta, he noted.

Vodafone Egypt and Etisalat Misr signed license deals in October allowing them to roll out 4G mobile services in Egypt, paying $335 million and $535.5 million respectively.

Orange was the first mobile phone operator to sign the deal, a week before the other two companies, paying $484 million for the license.

Telecom Egypt, the state's fixed-line monopoly, bought its 4G license in August for $797 million. This marks the company’s entrance into mobile coverage.

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