Telecom Egypt announced a new shift in its fixed broadband offering in line with its large project to develop its network capabilities and improve the quality of internet services in Egypt. As a result of the completion of the first phase of the project in June 2019, the company raised the maximum speed of its internet bundles to start at 30Mbps instead of 5Mbps, allowing customers to enjoy the maximum internet speed allowed by the network for their lines for two months without any price increase. Telecom Egypt has also increased the packages’ quota to cater to the increased usage resulting from the higher speeds, offering its customers a lower price per GB.
Telecom Egypt Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator, and Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Cairo further cementing Juniper’s position as a strategic technology provider for Telecom Egypt. This MoU will highlight the companies’ intent to scope the Egyptian business landscape for shared opportunities to provide IP-based, high-performance networking solutions to enterprises. Telecom Egypt will also have the option to become an authorized resale partner of Juniper’s technology solutions in Egypt.
Under the auspices and in the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Telecommunications, Mohammed Choucair, the launch of the “For Sustainable Cities” project in Dekwaneh was launched with the support of Alfa and in collaboration with the Municipal Council. The project entailed the launch of the unified addressing system in the town. An Alfa initiative to beautify the region and raise awareness on the importance of green spaces was also announced with the inauguration of a mural by the iron-willed artist Ali Tlais from the Lebanese Autism Society, as part of the “Alfa 4-Life CSR” program.
The UAE-based operator has revealed its plans to invest around 1.5 billion Dirhams this year towards supporting the 5G rollout within the country,
Etisalat has launched a smartphone self-service vending machine that is a ‘first-of-its-kind’ for the UAE by partnering with ADNOC Distribution, the leading fuel distributor and convenience store operator in the UAE. The machine will allow customers 24/7 access and a five-minute turnaround time to buy a smart phone automatically.
Tourists over the age of 18 visiting the Dubai emirate in the UAE will be given a free du Sim card from officers at passport control in Dubai International Airport.
Etisalat and Noor Bank announced the launch of eWallet, a new digital payment service aimed at empowering UAE customers with safe, convenient, and flexible payment solutions using a mobile device. The eWallet service is offered by a fintech company ‘Digital Financial Services’ — a joint venture establishment between Etisalat and Noor Bank, regulated and licensed as a Retail Payment Service Provider by the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates.
Etisalat announced the launch of ‘Roam Like Home’ (RLH) services that enable Freedom postpaid customers to continue enjoying local allowances while travelling outside the country.
du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), announced a joint venture with Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) with the aim of establishing a regional infrastructure platform.
Next generation connectivity is one step closer for du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), customers with the announcement that the telco is the first to launch 5G-enabled devices in the UAE.