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Introduction

With resolution of political uncertainty in Egypt, the government has been working on approval of policies and decisions that have been pending for some time. In 2014, the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) finally approved the unified license system, which is expected to boost investment in infrastructure in Egypt’s ICT sector.

Highlights

  • The National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has approved the unified license system.

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

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
  • Further reading
  • Author

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