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Monday, 3 July 2017

On the horizon

House to receive Universal Healthcare Act to decree in September: The government expects to send the Universal Health Act to the House of Representatives to issue by September, Health Minister Ahmed Rady tells Al Borsa. Earlier reports had said that the act would be ready after Eid Al Fitr, once actuarial studies concluded. Once approved, the legislation will be implemented first in canal governorates Suez, Ismailia, and Port Said.

4G in a few weeks? The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority reportedly promised private mobile network operators that they can launch commercial 4G services in a “few weeks’ time,” long before the two-month deadline to distribute frequencies, unnamed officials from one of the MNOs tells Al Mal. MNOs, who received their 4G frequencies last month and are now running trials, were told that they must agree on redistributing 4G spectra before being allowed to launch commercial 4G services.

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