Egypt has started work on the third phase of its plan to enhance the efficiency of internet services in the country with up to $2 billion investment, Amr Talaat, minister of communications and IT, told Asharq.
The project includes delivery of fiber optic cables to around 4,500 villages in the next three years, he said. Talaat said once completed the project will benefit 58 million Egyptians with high-speed internet services.
As part of the country’s “Decent Life” initiative, the minister said, more than 1,500 mobile stations have been built in different villages during 2021 and in the coming year the number of communication towers will be doubled in different parts of the country.
Last year, new frequency spectrums were allocated with investments of $1.17 billion, which will soon become operational, Talaat said.