Latest in Tag: NTRA Highlight

Latest in Tag: NTRA


September may be crucial month in telecommunication sector

Although the four mobile telecom companies, Vodafone, Orange, Etisalat, and Telecom Egypt received the 4G licence, the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has not announced a final date to activate the service. The four companies redistributed their frequencies and began the pilot operation of the fourth generation services in preparation for obtaining NTRA approval to …

Daily News Egypt

NTRA warns against calling back missed calls from international numbers

The National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) warned mobile phone users from redialing missed calls from unknown international numbers. The NTRA said that these calls could be rerouted to a chat programme company or service, similar to Egypt’s 0900 numbers. This service, NTRA said, costs $5-10. The NTRA highlighted some country codes that could be suspicious, …

Daily News Egypt

Orange awaits 4G frequencies to launch new services

Jean-Marc Harion, CEO of Orange Egypt, said that the launch of 4G services in Egypt will contribute to easing the pressure on 3G and 2G frequencies, and improving the quality of services provided to its customers. He added that Orange’s current mobile network speed reaches about 32 Mbps, while it reached more than 100 Mbps …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Vodafone negotiates with TE to exchange services

Stefano Gastaut, CEO of Vodafone Egypt, said that the company is negotiating with Telecom Egypt (TE) to agree on national roaming and the exchange of services between them. National roaming is an agreement among operators to use each other’s networks to provide services in geographic areas where they have no coverage. Gastaut said that TE’s share …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Greater Cairo sees improvement in internet browsing on mobile phones in July: NTRA

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority’s (NTRA) report for July revealed a significant improvement in the quality of internet browsing on mobile phones (HTTP Browsing Test) in Greater Cairo. NTRA tested more than 16,111 attempts to browse the internet through Egypt’s three main mobile networks—Vodafone, Orange, and Etisalat. All in all, only two attempts were disconnected, …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

TE is now a mobile carrier, what’s next?

The telecommunication market in Egypt has its eyes set on the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) meeting on 1 October. It all looks complicated now that the three mobile operators—Vodafone, Etisalat, and Orange—have declined the 4G licence; but Telecom Egypt (TE) has decided to go through with the purchase, making it an integrated telecommunication operator. …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din