Share Square: Egypt
A new regular feature with Mott MacDonald
Egypt has a population of 85.3 million1 and is served by 3 mobile network operators: Vodafone, Etisalat Misr and Mobinil2. With 93.7 million subscribers, penetration stands at 110%, and has grown almost 7% over the past 12 months3. All three operators offer advanced 3G services.
Egyptian Mobile Operators
The Egyptian National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) awarded a licenses to Alkan, EEC Group, HOI-MEA and Mobiserve Holding, under the name MobiTower, to implement and deploy tower sharing infrastructure. There are now four tower infrastructure license operators in Egypt and it will be interesting to see whether MobiTower, or possibly one or more of the three other licensees, will focus on a build-to-suite business model (building towers to order) or seek to purchase the assets of one of the three mobile network operators.