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Introduction

Egypt has one of the largest internet markets in Africa, mostly dominated by mobile services. However, there is significant scope for improvement, as overall internet penetration in the country still stands at just over 48% as of May 2019.

Highlights

  • The NTRA should issue a framework to regulate interconnection pricing in the country to prevent further dispute among operators.
  • The Egyptian government has introduced its first data protection law for EU and Egyptian citizens.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides details on the regulated markets in the Egypt telecoms sector.
  • Offers a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in the country.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in the country?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in the country?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author