Egypt got well prepared for the wireless frequencies needed for telecommunications companies in the country to deliver 4G mobile broadband networks, a key step in the long-delayed introduction of high speed telecoms services.
The country sold four 4G licenses in 2016 as part of a long-awaited plan to reform the telecoms sector and raise dollars for stretched government finances. The country’s three mobile operators – Vodafone Egypt, Orange and Etisalat – acquired licenses.
On this note, the first-ever Egyptian-made mobile phone was unveiled on local TV show ‘Sabah Al Khair ya Masr’ .
The Egyptian Minister of Communication and Technology Yasser al-Qady unveiled the Egyptian-made 4G phone, expressing his congratulations to Egyptians and asserting that this cell phone is enhanced by great capabilities and will be sold at a competitive price.
Al-Qady added that the government is currently following a strategy based on affording governmental services through following high technological standards.
He further noted that the government is also building technological areas in different governorates to facilitate services provided to citizens, maintaining that these areas are being built on orders from President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
According to reuters, Egypt’s state-owned landline monopoly Telecom Egypt said in July it would offer 4G services within a year of obtaining frequencies.