Egypt's second landline licence set for issue next year

Egypt is set to receive a second fixed services operator, according to a report by TeleGeography.com.

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By  Administrator Published  July 3, 2007

Egypt is set to receive a second fixed services operator, according to a report by TeleGeography.com.

The Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Dr Tarek Kamel has announced that the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has set the terms and conditions for the award of a second landline licence, according to the report.

A bid for the concession will be announced in 2008 and will become operational the following year, the report said.

The winner of the licence will compete with incumbent operator Telecom Egypt.

There is already competition on the mobile services market in Egypt with the market split between Mobinil, Vodafone and new entrant Etisalat Misr.

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