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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

MNOs cap SIM card sales through distributors at 50 per month

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has instructed Vodafone Egypt, Orange Egypt, and Etisalat Misr to sell no more than 50 SIM cards a month through their distributors, Al Mal reports. The move, which came into effect on Monday, is meant to restrict the distribution of unregistered mobile phone lines. Telecom Egypt’s WE has been exempted from the decision, an unnamed NTRA official tells Al Borsa. According to the source, WE’s distributors operate as franchises and therefore the limit on SIM cards is not applicable to them.

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