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| 19 April, 2017

Telecom Egypt to offer 2G and 3G 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))