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Introduction

Since the Egyptian government approved the unified license system in late 2014, there have been few significant developments in the market. Telecom Egypt (TE) continues to be the monopoly provider of fixed-line services, and its launch as the nation's fourth mobile operator is expected in 2016.

Highlights

  • Egypt misses the the digital switchover deadline and Telecom Egypt has not divested its holding in Vodafone Egypt.

Features and Benefits

  • This overview explains the changes in the Egyptian fixed-line and mobile retail markets.
  • It provides a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in the country.
  • This overview also offers details on the spectrum policy and licensing in the country.

Key questions answered

  • Which services are subject to regulation in fixed and mobile wholesale markets in Egypt?
  • What regulatory initiatives have been taken to improve fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure in Egypt?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • Regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Numbering policy

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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