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According to an NTRA source, Vodafone submitted a bid to obtain a 40 MHz package, while Telecom Egypt (TE) requested a 20 MHz package.
The source added that the new frequencies will be offered to Vodafone, Orange, Etisalat, and We in the form of an auction.
A mobile company source said the increase was applied from the start of July, but some customers renewed their July subscription before this date and paid the previous development fees without the increase.
Companies such as Samsung, Oppo, Xiaomi have already raised their prices to cover added expenses
According to the report, deposits, cash withdrawals, and transfers were the top three most used services in these transactions by subscribers.
Agreements will see Etisalat Misr continue providing its services in Egypt for three and a half years
The NTRA’s announcement came as it released its March report which disclosed the results for the authority’s testing of 80 cities with an area of 24,000 km.
Orange was able to add about 37,900 new subscribers to its services last October, increasing the number of subscribers to its services from 28.2 million subscribers last September and reaching 28.3 million.
The mobile market has witnessed a decline in the number of its users over the whole year due to the procedures of the National Telecom Regulatory Authority in checking user data, which contributed to stopping many lines from working.
‘Commercial 5G deployment in Middle East, Africa will start in 2019,’ says Ericsson’s VP
Number of modem devices remained stable at 3.48m, number of landline users increased by 1.5%
Huawei continues to march towards top with 17.3% share
Internet attracts 1.6 million new clients
Samsung kept its control over mobile phone sales in Egypt despite fierce competition among other smartphone manufacturers, especially Huawei, which continues to increase its market share for the fifth month in a row. According to a Statcounter report, Samsung had the largest market share of mobile phone sales, with 37.5% in July, down from 38.4% …
Vodafone lost 969,000 subscribers
The four mobile operators—Vodafone, Orange, Etisalat, and We—have all started offering 4G services starting in October. Noteworthy, the number of subscribers of mobile services in Egypt is estimated at 99.1 million. Since 4G services were launched in Egypt, companies have raced to provide the best 4G services, but which company is truly the best in …
Egypt’s Communication and Mobile Syndicate (CMS) threatened to sue the three mobile network operators (MNOs)—Vodafone, Etisalat, and Orange—if they do not compensate mobile phone retailers after the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) banned sales of new mobile lines through distributors as of March. The syndicate has granted the three MNOs a grace period until 20 …
The competition between smartphone companies in Egypt is strong. While Samsung dominated the largest share of market sales in the past years without real competition, the past two years witnessed the entry of new competitors to the arena. Samsung took a strong hit that affected its market share, as it struggles to maintain its current …
Company aims to increase network of lawyers, legal experts to 1,000, says Allama
The Egyptian market is one of the promising markets and has many growth opportunities in the field of selling smartphones, supported by the potential of 100 million consumers, of whom less than 50% have 4G-enabled smartphones. Local competition is at its highest between Samsung, which controls the largest market share at over 40%, and Chinese …
Bassem Megahed, CEO of Raya Trading, a subsidiary of Raya Holding, said the company was negotiating with Telecom Egypt, the latest mobile operators in the Egyptian market and other mobile operators to discuss cooperation with them. He told Daily News Egypt that the company aims, through the negotiations, to provide instalment service for the four …
Market recovery in Q2 2018: Megahed
Mobile Phones and Communications Division to meet with mobile network operators to seek compensation from difference in prices of cards
Telecom operators’ proposal would have eliminated small prepaid cards, such as the EGP 5 one, says Azzooz
TE is well prepared to offer mobile services, says Ellaithy
We expect 10% compound growth over the coming 3 years, says Nessim
Internet users rise by 5m, supported by mobile internet services
72% of global companies use location-based mobile targeting
The card worth EGP 10 now sells for EGP 11, gives balance of EGP 10 and additional balance of EGP 0.30 instead of EGP 0.40