Etisalat Misr, Telecom Egypt and Vodafone Egypt will receive half of the acquired spectrum in the 2,600MHz band within the next three months, as all three operators push on with plans to upgrade connectivity services.
Daily News Egypt cited a government official, who said the operators will receive the second block of spectrum within a year from Egypt’s National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA).
Telecom Egypt and Vodafone applied to acquire the 2,600MHz TDD spectrum in November, with the former stating a ten-year licence will aid in modernising infrastructure.
The NTRA revealed Vodafone Egypt and Telecom Egypt spent a combined $1.17 billion for the airwaves, with the license to run through to 2030.
Etisalat Misr reportedly outbid Orange Egypt at auction to claim a 2,600MHz spectrum licence with 20MHz bandwidth., reported TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate.