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Thursday, 13 April 2017

MNOs, ICT Ministry agree on when, where 4G will be rolled out

MNOs have agreed where and when 4G will launch, but they ain’t sayin’ when: Vodafone, Orange, and Etisalat have reportedly agreed with the ICT Ministry on the latest date by which high-speed 4G networks will go live — and in which geographical areas the service will first launch, Al Mal reports. The catch: No further details were disclosed about the protocol they signed. It is likely 4G will be offered before year-end, an unnamed source tells the newspaper. Orange Egypt CEO Jean-Marc Harion said the company will receive its spectra and roll out services “within a few weeks,” according to Al Masry Al Youm. The three existing mobile network operators and newcomer Telecom Egypt will reportedly roll out 4G first in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Sharm El Sheikh, and Hurghada, Al Mal had reported two months ago.

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