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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Vodafone Egypt claims it has met all conditions to roll out 4G nationwide, MNOs asked to halt 4G trials on 3G bandwidth

Vodafone becomes first company authorized to launch 4G nationwide: Vodafone Egypt announced that it has met all the necessary conditions to roll out its 4G services nationwide, making it the only company in Egypt authorized to launch the service, Al Mal reports. Separately, the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has asked mobile network operators (MNOs) to stop their trial launch of 4G services, a source told Al Masry Al Youm. NTRA believes the 4G trial is affecting the quality of the 3G services supposed to be provided, particularly as user complaints increased. MNOs had reportedly begun trialing 4G services on existing bandwidths allocated to 3G services as they wait for NTRA to grant their bandwidths allocated to 4G.

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