After Securing 4G Licence, Telecom Egypt Signs 2G/3G Roaming Agreement with Orange Egypt

After Securing 4G Licence, Telecom Egypt Signs 2G/3G Roaming Agreement with Orange Egypt Image Credit: Telecom Egypt

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.

Ahmed EI Beheiry, Managing Director and CEO, Telecom Egypt
We have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that te is ready to launch commercial operations as swiftly and smoothly as possible. This Agreement signals the strength of our commercial cooperation with Orange Egypt. We have reached commercial terms on 2G, 3G and 4G access as well as transmission services. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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