Telecommunications

Seeking to build Digital Egypt and achieve the transition to a digital society, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has been working to build an infrastructure that is secure, reliable, and accessible.

 

MCIT prioritizes the maintenance of a robust and adaptive infrastructure, the development and convergence of technologies, and the safeguarding of a regulatory framework conducive to investment in and the growth of the ICT sector.

 

The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) was further empowered by the Telecommunication Regulation Law No. 10/2003. NTRA acts as the independent regulatory authority overseeing the telecommunications sector in Egypt, improving its services and expanding its usage.

Industry

Egypt’s telecommunication market, one of the largest in Africa and the Arab World, is characterized by fierce competition in the mobile and broadband sectors and by a fledgling and innovative digital sector which has pioneered business models for distributing digital content.
As a consequence, mobile and fixed penetration is comfortably ahead of the African and some Arab countries average.

In the last few years, telecommunication industry in Egypt has undergone a number of significant changes. The industry has registered high growth rates both in terms of revenues and subscribers in the mobile and Internet markets, whereas the fixed line segment experienced a slower growth rate.
NTRA is responsible for creating an enabling environment for competition among operators in the industry as well as ensuring the provision of qualitative and efficient telecommunication services throughout the country.

Hence, in its capacity as the Egyptian regulator, NTRA promotes and facilitates a competitive information and communication technologies environment to advance the knowledge society and economic diversification through innovative and fair regulation.

NTRA has been taking the lead in areas that drive the advancement of the communications industry, pursuant to the Telecommunication Regulation Law No. 10/2003.

Public Consultation

Public Consultation

NTRA issued the Regulatory Framework on Rules and Measures of Public Consultation. The Framework outlines the measures and regulations that NTRA adopts for public consultation.

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Type Approval

Type Approval

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Telecom Market

Telecom Market

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e-Services Portal

e-Services Portal

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Cyber Security

Cyber Security

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Consumer Rights Protection

Consumer Rights Protection

Under Law No. 10 of 2003, NTRA works to protect consumer rights by applying national policies to improve and make different ICT services available within a framework of free competition and transpa

Regulatory Frameworks and Rules

Regulatory Frameworks and Rules

NTRA sets regulatory frameworks that regulate new telecommunications services, helping improve the quality of service in line with advanced technologies and meeting users’ needs. In addition, NTRA

Radio Spectrum

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