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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Are we finally getting some quality control on Egypt’s telecom sector?

Wait, are we finally getting some quality control on Egypt’s telecom sector? The CIT Ministry is planning to contract an international company to assess the quality of services offered by Egypt’s mobile network operators (MNOs), Minister Amr Talaat said yesterday. The ministry has shortlisted two companies and is currently conducting trial operations with each before settling on one. It’s not clear when the ministry expects to sign the final contracts. The contracted company would be mandated with carrying out tests on the four MNOs’ services and networks around the country, and publishing the results of these tests on the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority’s website. Making this data available is meant to help consumers make an informed choice about their choice of provider. Based on the subpar quality of Wi-Fi and cellular coverage many of us here at Enterprise have been dealing with (particularly over the Eid Al Adha holiday) we expect consumers will wholeheartedly support the move.

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