Egypt Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations Statistics and Analyses 2019 -

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Supported by a population of about 95 million, Egypt has one of the largest telecom markets in North Africa. There is effective competition in most sectors, and this has been supported by the recent award of unified licences to allow operators to offer fixed-line as well as mobile services. The incumbent telco Telecom Egypt secured one of the licenses in August 2016 and launched mobile services in the following year. The three mobile network operators initially failed to bid for the remaining three licenses, which would have enabled them to enter the fixed-line market and provide fully convergent service offerings. This prompted the government to consider opening the bidding process to international operators, but shortly afterwards the three secured licences, being assigned spectrum in June 2017.

The country's political crisis following the Arab Spring' revolution which began in 2011 adversely affected the telecom sector. Although revenue has remained stable, capital expenditure has been under pressure and profit margins have fallen due to a weaker local currency and inflation. International investors have also shown considerable caution in response to political uncertainties.

The government in recent months has endeavoured to secure billions of dollars in funding to roll out next-generation networks, develop technology parks and extend broadband availability. In terms of investment, and in smart infrastructure developments, the government's ambitions to develop a new capital city east of Cairo promises to be a catalyst for an intensification in the deployment of 5G and fibre networks in coming years.

Egypt is well connected by several international submarine fibre optic cables, while it also has an extensive national fibre backbone and some of Africa's most vibrant FttP deployments.

Key developments:

  • Government planning to replace 95% of copper infrastructure with fibre by 2020;
  • Work begins on planning a EGP40 billion telecom infrastructure for the proposed new capital city;
  • Telecom Egypt and Liquid Telecom agree to expedite the roll out of fibre networks across North Africa;
  • Orange Egypt, Vodafone, Telecom Egypt sign $2 billion infrastructure sharing deal;
  • SEA-ME-WE 5 cable comes online to add additional international internet capacity;
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2019, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Telecommunications market

3.1 Historical overview

3.2 Market analysis

4 Regional Africa Market Comparison

4.1 TMI vs GDP

4.2 Mobile and mobile broadband

4.3 Fixed and mobile broadband

5 Regulatory environment

5.1 Historical overview

5.2 Regulatory authorities

5.3 New Regulatory Framework

5.4 Telecommunications Master Plan

5.5 Legislative reform

5.6 Unified Telecom License (UTL)

5.7 Privatisation of Telecom Egypt

5.8 Telecom sector liberalisation

5.9 Interconnection

6 Fixed network operators

6.1 Telecom Egypt

6.2 Etisalat Misr

7 Telecommunications infrastructure

7.1 Overview of the national telecom network

7.2 Public payphones

7.3 Next Generation Networks (NGNs)

7.4 Data centres

7.5 International infrastructure

7.6 Smart infrastructure

8 Appendix Historic data

Companies Mentioned

  • Telecom Egypt
  • Orascom Telecom
  • Menatel
  • NilePhone
  • Raya Telecom
  • Zhone Technologies

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Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900