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Introduction

With poor coverage of fixed broadband, Egypt’s broadband landscape continues to be dominated by mobile connections. This will continue for some time as the new 4G licenses issued by the regulator NTRA are likely to further boost mobile broadband uptake.

Highlights

  • The National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) awarded fixed-line licenses.

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 the country?

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
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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