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Qualifying, Quantifying and Meeting the Challenge of Internet Costs. Dr. Olfat Abd El Monsef NTRA. Policy. Regulatory environment &Infrastructure Development Universal Access ICT National Initiatives The Future. Regulatory environment &Infrastructure Development.

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qualifying quantifying and meeting the challenge of internet costs

Qualifying, Quantifying and Meeting the Challenge of Internet Costs

Dr. Olfat Abd El Monsef

NTRA

policy
Policy
  • Regulatory environment &Infrastructure Development
  • Universal Access
  • ICT National Initiatives
  • The Future
regulatory environment infrastructure development
Regulatory environment &Infrastructure Development
  • Liberalization of Telecom Sector
  • PPP
  • Present Status
    • Fixed Network
    • Mobile Operators
    • Internet and Data Service Providers
    • International Gateways and Cables Landing
universal access
Universal Access
  • Universal Service Programs

Objective:

    • Coverage of remote and underserved areas
    • Increase penetration for covered areas
    • Public access, payphones, telecenters
  • Affordable Access
ict national initiatives
ICT National Initiatives
  • Free Internet Initiative
  • PC to Every Home
  • IT Clubs
  • Broadband Initiative
free internet initiative
Free Internet Initiative:
  • Objective: Introduction, awareness & availability of the Internet nationwide, paving the road for broadband nationwide.
  • Date: Launch Jan. 2002
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Free Internet Initiative:
  • Model:
    • Subscription-Free Internet Services: Every Phone Owner is Eligible
    • Cost of Local Phone Calls (1.23 EGP/hr ~ 0.2 $ per hour)
    • Special Numbering Prefix 0777-0707
    • Public Private Partnership: MCIT and TRA with Telecom Egypt and Local Private-Sector ISPs
    • Bill Collected with Regular Phone Bills
    • Offloading / revenue-sharing mechanism
    • Increased Competition: ImprovedQoS - Reduced Costs - Utilization Growth
pc for every home
PC for every home
  • Objective: Affordable High-Quality Local-Brand PCs
  • Date: December 2002
  • Phase II Egypt 2010 - Nation Online Initiative
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PC for every home
  • Model:
    • Public Private Partnership: MCIT – Telecom Egypt – Misr Bank –Local private sector Companies
    • Every Phone Owner is Eligible
    • Paid on Monthly Installments with Phone Bills ($15 – 20$ models) financed by the banking sector
    • Suppliers Accredited and Samples Approved by MCIT
    • Market stimulation arises interest in Local Manufacturing
it clubs
IT Clubs:
  • Objective: Introduction, awareness & availability of the Internet nationwide in least developed areas.
  • Date: Started 2002
  • Model: PPP
broadband initiative
Broadband Initiative:
  • Objective: increasing broadband penetration and promoting higher speeds connections paving the road for e-content market and to Egypt\'s information society
  • Date: Launched May 2004
broadband initiative1
Broadband Initiative:
  • Model:
    • Partial Local loop unbundling (line sharing) Q2 2002 yet very low numbers of BB subscribers
    • Public-Private-Partnership: MCIT and TRA with Telecom Egypt and Local Private-Sector ISPs
    • Price reduction, effective rollout and effective end-user installation in addition to a nationwide brandless marketing campaign
    • Promoting ADSL higher speeds by getting their prices down (currently 256kbps -> EGP 95 – other limited packages that starts as low as 45 EGP)
present status
Present Status:
  • Internet users: ~ 7.7 millions
  • International BW: ~ 15 Gbps
  • ADSL subscribers: ~ 355 Thousands
  • PC sales within the initiative: ~ 155 Thousands
  • IT Clubs: ~ 1550 nationwide
the future
The Future:
  • Development of Local Content
  • Peering and Hosting
  • Convergence of Networks and Services
  • Effect of telecom-media convergence on penetration
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