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LTE services in Egypt are about to start but the head of the regulatory body is warning companies of penalties for failing to meet quality standards.
29.11.16 | Interesting article at Global Telecom Business

LTE services in Egypt are about to be activated, according to an interview with the country’s regulator this morning, but he warned that he will impose sanctions on operators failing to meet quality standards.

Mustafa Abdul Wahid, acting executive president of the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), told Daily News Egypt that operators face having their licences revoked in some circumstances.

Etisalat, Orange and Vodafone are the three operators that can now provide 4G services in Egypt – after a hard-fought negotiation with the NTRA – in competition with Telecom Egypt, which has had a licence for some time.

The 4G service licence obliges companies to provide good 3G service in the areas where 4G signals may be weak to ensure that all clients have access to decent communication services, Abdul Wahid told the newspaper.

He said the list of sanctions contained in the 4G licence agreement includes terms about the quality of service that companies are obliged to provide. They include deterrent penalties for companies if they go below a stipulated quality.