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| 19 April, 2017

Telecom Egypt to offer 2G and 3G services through Orange Egypt

Telecom Egypt will sign an agreement with Orange Egypt to offer 2G and 3G mobile services through Orange Egypt.

A man walks in front of the main Telecom Egypt building at the center of downtown in Cairo, Egypt August 16, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh - RTX2LHBH

A man walks in front of the main Telecom Egypt building at the center of downtown in Cairo, Egypt August 16, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh - RTX2LHBH

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh - RTX2LHBH
CAIRO, April 19 (Reuters) - Telecom Egypt will on Wednesday sign an agreement with Orange Egypt to offer 2G and 3G mobile services through Orange Egypt , one Telecom Egypt source and one source from the telecommunication ministry told Reuters.

Telecom Egypt , the state's fixed-line monopoly, was the first company to take up the state's offer to buy a 4G licence in August for 7.08 billion Egyptian pounds ($392 million) to enter the mobile market directly for the first time.

($1 = 18.0700 Egyptian pounds)

(Reporting by Ehab Farouk; Writing by Asma Alsharif, editing by David Evans) ((asma.alsharif@thomsonreuters.com; +20225783290; Reuters Messaging: asma.alsharif.reuters.com@reuters.net))