11 October 2021
NTRA Expands Mobile Network Coverage on Five Main Roads



The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has embarked on a project to expand mobile network coverage on five main roads. For EGP 324 million, NTRA will invite the companies licensed to build and run mobile phone base stations to bid for the project, with the service to operate by early 2022.
  
NTRA will fund the project through the Universal Service Fund (USF), which finances national ICT and infrastructure projects needed to provide basic telecommunication services.
 
This comes as part of NTRA role in developing and providing telecommunication services on a large scale nationwide to enhance national and social cohesion and boost economic growth. The project is also part of a national plan to cover main roads with mobile network, roadside assistance and emergency services.
 
The project involves providing mobile network coverage on main roads in Ismailia, Suez, New Valley, Aswan, Giza, Beni Suef, and Minya Governorates.
 
It is worth mentioning that NTRA funded projects to provide and run mobile phone services for 17 main roads at a total length of 2,700 km, for EGP 862 million as part of a comprehensive plan to cover new roads with telecommunication services.
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