Telecom Egypt operates 10.5 million fixed lines
Telecom Egypt (TE) currently operates 10.5 million fixed lines and as part of its constant efforts to upgrading the national telecom network, plans to increase teledensity to reach 17 percent by 2006, according to TE chairman.
To increase penetration of telecom services in rural areas, TE announced a 50 percent reduction for installation fees as of October 23, 2002. A similar reduction is now offered to all exchanges with existing free capacity.
The Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) hosted a gathering for members of the parliament’s Committee of Transport and Telecom. This gathering came after the Parliament's approval of Egypt's new Telecom Act.
CIT Minister Ahmed Nazif presented the ministry's recent accomplishments, highlighting various projects, such as Egypt's Free Internet Model, which brings Internet at the cost of a local call, available on every phone line; PC in every home initiative; and the fixed line tariff rebalance creating fairness in billing between rural areas and cities; as well as the various ongoing activities for postal reform. — (menareport.com)
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