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CAIRO – 17 March 2020: Telecom Egypt has increased the capacities of landline internet packages offered to its customers by 20 percent, as part of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology initiative to support students in the education process.
The ministry added in a statement Tuesday that this step coincides with the decision to suspend schools and universities for two weeks as part of the precautionary measures taken by the state to confront coronavirus.
Earlier, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology launched a number of initiatives to support the distance education process, most prominently the 20 percent increase of the download capacities of home internet packages for individuals.
Thus, Telecom Egypt is the first company in the telecommunications sector to implement the initiative.
For his part, Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt Adel Hamed said that his company was keen on the immediate implementation of increasing the internet packages offered to customers by 20 percent, so that students can keep up with their lessons through the distance learning system.
Hamed added that the implementation of the initiative started on March 17, and that customers will receive text messages to inform them of the increase in the capacities of their current packages by 20 percent, and that these additional packages will be valid for 30 days.
Hamed clarified that Telecom Egypt will provide a browsing service for the Knowledge Bank, educational platforms and sites free of charge for students, in order to support the distance education.