The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has started implementing an urgent plan to expand cell phone coverage on five main roads.
NTRA will launch a limited tender for companies licensed to establish and operate mobile phone base stations at a cost of EGP 324m. The service will start operating by 2022. The authority will finance the project through the Universal Service Fund (USF).
USF is a fund concerned with financing the projects of the national communications and information technology plans and the infrastructure projects necessary to provide basic telecommunications services.