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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

MNOs officially submit requests for additional 4G frequencies, ICT Ministry promises 5G licenses by 2020

Egypt’s four mobile network operators have officially submitted requests for additional 4G frequencies, two sources from the National Telecommunications Authority (NTRA) tell Reuters’ Arabic service. The NTRA will provide the frequencies requested, but the process will “take some time,” one of the sources says. ICT Minister Yasser El Kady had previously said the operators would have to pay for the frequencies in USD. El Kady is meanwhile already looking forward to issuing 5G licenses, which he said will be available by 2020, Al Mal reports.

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