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Egypt’s 4G Wireless Frequencies Ready for Use By Telecommunication Companies

Egypt’s 4G Wireless Frequencies Ready for Use By Telecommunication Companies

Egypt’s 4G broadband mobile networks are to be delivered to telecommunications companies after the minister of communication had announced that the wireless frequencies are ready for use.

In statements for Reuters, Minister of Communication Yasser Al-Qady said that the ministry is ready to deliver the 4G wireless frequencies to all the telecommunication companies that are technically ready to receive them.

In 2016, Egypt’s three mobile operators Vodafone, Etisalat and Orange, and the state-owned Telecom Egypt signed an agreement to obtain the 4G license.

For licenses, the companies had to pay 50 percent of the money in EGP and the other 50 percent in US dollars. The four companies have already paid the full cost of the license and are waiting on the frequencies.

Egypt started to sell the license for the 4G as a part of its reform plan to the telecoms sectors and to raise dollars.

In previous statements, Al-Qady said that the 4G services will present unprecedented speeds to citizens and will facilitate the way for new projects and applications to be launched in Egypt.

In a similar context, Telecom Egypt has now replaced about 40 percent of the copper wires with optic fibers. It has also built hundreds of signal towers as it is getting ready to launch its mobile operation services.

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