CAIRO Oct 13 Egypt's telecom regulator said on
Thursday that Orange Egypt has until Oct. 23 to
acquire a license to operate fourth-generation mobile phone
services in the country.
Egypt's three existing mobile phone operators - Orange,
Vodafone and Etisalat - initially all turned down 4G
licences, saying the amount of spectrum on offer was not
sufficient to allow them to offer 4G services efficiently.
The regulator also said that priority for the additional
frequency required to operate the 4G services will be granted to
companies that pay for the license fully in dollars.
(Reporting by Ehab Farouk; Writing by Eric Knecht; Editing by