Telecom Egypt officially begins marketing mobile services

20 Sep 2017

Telecom Egypt (TE) has officially unveiled its new mobile voice product range, marketing both pre-paid and post-paid plans, alongside mobile data-only tariff options. According to Ahram Online, customers are now able to sign up for TE’s mobile offerings – which will include 4G connectivity – with pre-paid SIM cards expected to be available for distribution by 15 October.

In terms of pricing, data-only plans start from EGP1 (USD0.06) for a 25MB daily allowance, while the top-tier option provides 40GB of data per month for EGP200. Meanwhile, with regards to voice plans, two post-paid options (branded ‘Control’) are on offer, costing EGP20 and EGP40 per month, dependent on the amount of ‘units’ included, which can be used for call and SMS messages. Finally, for pre-paid customers a rate of EGP0.12 applies to calls (per minute), SMS (per message) and data (per MB).

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, TE was the first company in the country to acquire a concession allowing it to offer 4G services in September 2016, paying EGP7.08 billion for the licence. With the company expected to offer LTE-based connectivity over its own infrastructure, it inked a commercial roaming deal for 2G/3G/4G services with Etisalat Misr in May 2017 to underpin its mobile service offerings. While TE had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with both Orange Egypt and Etisalat with regards to a possible roaming deal, it is understood it opted to move forward with the latter due to more favourable pricing terms.

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