The authority said that the decision came as part of directives of Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat in support of Egypt’s doctors, who represent the first line of defense against the novel virus.
"From now on, the NTRA will not hesitate to take all necessary measures to ensure the quality and quality of telecommunications services provided to citizens," the statement said.
The ruling also rejected all applications submitted by Vodafone and obliged it to pay the expenses and costs incurred by Egypt Telecom of about $440,000 before the arbitration.
All websites and platforms that allow access to suicide-encouraging games, like the Blue Whale, are banned in Egypt.
NTRA representative Hossam Abdel Mawla said complete blocking of suicide-encouraging games deemed "impossible".
The NTRA assured that banning all websites and platforms that allow access to suicide-encouraging games like the Blue Whale is not an easy task.
Attorney General Nabil Sadek ordered Saturday the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) to ban all websites allow playing Blue Whale challenge
The LE 100 recharging card will give LE 70 credit, instead of LE 100.
The companies increased the price because of high ending calls’ costs on networks, for which the service providers pay in foreign currencies.
Internet speed is upgraded to 4MB/second by the end of 2017.
The Communications Ministry finished allocating 4G frequencies for the four mobile services firms operating in the country.
Egypt’s 94 million mobile services subscribers are about to get 4G services.
Operational costs rose on calls and internet services after the last fuel hike as mobile operators incur expenses of LE 120-130 million annually on petroleum.
The Minister for Communication and Information Technology confirmed on Sunday that there has been no official increase of prepaid cell phone credit tariffs and individual traders are responsible for setting their own prices.
The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) will start a campaign to seize unregistered SIM cards