Vodafone Egypt: Unified telecoms license under discussion
Sign for a Vodafone store - AFP/Carl Court
MENA

CAIRO, Egypt: Vodafone Egypt announced Thursday that it was studying all requirements and details set by the government over a new unified license that would allow Telecom Egypt to use mobile networks. 
The company said in a statement that all options were on the table to maintain interest of customers and investors.

In a press conference presentation, Minister of Communications Atef Helmy said that disputes had been resolved and that the final form of the license responded to mobile operators’ demands, which he did not elaborate.

Mobile operators would be required to pay 2.5 billion EGP to have unified telecoms license in order to enter the wireless market under its own steam.

Meantime, companies will be asked to pay 100 million EGP for a unified license under which they will be allowed to offer services over Telecom Egypt’s fixed infrastructure.

The minister made it clear that the new unified license was not a fourth operator license.

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