Telecom Egypt, the state's fixed-line monopoly has signed an MoU with Orange Egypt to provide 2G, 3G and 4G mobile services through national roaming over Orange Egypt's existing network.
Telecom Egypt was the first company to buy a 4G license to enter the mobile market directly for the first time. The national roaming agreement falls under the framework of the mobile license te signed with the Egyptian National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) in August 2016.
To ensure readiness to roll out mobile services for customers soon, Telecom Egypt has started the implementation of its fully converged Business Support System (BSS), integrating functions such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Billing and Point of Sales. Alongside these activities, the Operator is rolling out its own radio network in order to decrease its dependence on national roaming provided through existing mobile operators.
Telecom Egypt has also concluded a MoU with Orange Egypt for the provision of its Infrastructure transmission services for the benefit of Orange Egypt's customers for the amount of EGP 2.5 billion for a 5 years period, starting from 2018.